Internships

Completing a summer or academic year internship is a valuable addition to your resume.  Internships give you real experience working in an environment that you could pursue after graduation.  See below for several opportunities for Baylor students seeking internships.

Baylor in Washington

Baylor University has a partnership with American University's Washington Semester Program that offers not only coursework but also substantive internships, research, field trips, guest speakers, and special events to all students who are accepted into the program (the students must be in their second-semester sophomore year or beyond when they take up this intensive experience). Baylor students are able to apply all their tuition-based scholarships from Baylor toward this program. Additionally, American University offers some merit and need-based scholarships ranging between $3,000 and $5,000. All students who are interested should explore the program information and the helpful Q & A page linked here. For more individual help with determining if this program is a good fit for your interests, contact the program coordinator Grant Jones.

Spring 2018 deadlines: (priority) Sunday, 1 October 2017; (final) Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Baylor Summer Science Research for Incoming Freshman

The purpose of the SSRF (Baylor Summer Science Research for Incoming Freshman) program is to give superior students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor science professors in many disciplines. The research program occurs during the University's second session of summer school. Students are selected from among incoming, first-year, Baylor students and earn one semester hour of college credit. It is hoped that this experience will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines and allow them to begin a program of undergraduate research.

Baylor Transdisciplinary Research Undergraduate Experience

The B-TRUE (Baylor Transdisciplinary Research Undergraduate Experience) program sponsors 10 undergraduate fellows to conduct summer research in one of six academic programs: Biology, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Geosciences, and Psychology/Neuroscience. An intensive 10-week summer research-training program for students interested in pursuing research-related careers, the B-TRUE program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience across the life and physical sciences and to prepare participants for top-quality graduate programs. In particular, B-TRUE Fellows will conduct independent research with outstanding training program faculty mentors; work in a cutting edge science and technology environment; gain exposure to research topics in both physical and life sciences; receive career counseling and develop career interests; participate in workshops, seminars and journal clubs; and build a social network with student peers and faculty across scientific disciplines. The B-TRUE program culminates in a final summer poster day open to the public and provides Fellows with a $4000 stipend.

Application Deadline: 2 March 2018

Bob Bullock Scholars

The Bob Bullock Scholars Program was established in 2000 through an agreement involving the family of Bob Bullock, members of the Texas Senate, and Baylor University. Funding was provided to allow students from Baylor University to work on a full-time basis during sessions of the Texas Legislature. The program aims to elevate the study of politics among our undergraduate student body and serve as a model for those individuals who seek to serve others through a career in public life. Bullock Scholars live in Austin and work on a full-time basis for a member of the Texas Senate or the Texas House of Representatives for the entire legislative session. Students also will be enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours and may take as many as fifteen hours. The selection of Bob Bullock Scholars is competitive and requires that students complete a substantive application and submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and writing sample for consideration. The 86th session will last from 8 January 8 to 27 May 2019, with several days of orientation prior to that. Interns should plan to be in Austin about a week before the session begins. Interns receive a stipend for their participation in the program, and the projected stipend will total $7,000 ($1,400 in 5 monthly payments).

Spring 2019 Program Deadline: Friday, 6 April 2018

Shepherd Scholars

As a member institution of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, Baylor University offers undergraduate students the opportunity to intern throughout the United States with agencies that work in distressed communities. Housed within the Baylor Interdisciplinary Poverty Initiative, the Shepherd Scholars Program selects up to 5 undergraduate students each year to participate in a Shepherd Internship. Scholars learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. They work with agencies that fit their academic program of study and professional goals in order to develop their experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment.

This fully-funded internship includes Scholars' participating in an opening and closing conference, which equips them for their internship, allows them to reflect on and process their experiences, and invites them to submit their conference papers for publication. Example placements for the internship, which is a full-time summer placement, include Americans Helping Americans in Beattyville, Kentucky; Greensboro County Department of Public Health, Food Access Project in Greensboro, North Carolina; Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia in Washington D.C.; New American Pathways in Atlanta, Georgia; The Family Center, Inc. in Helena, Arkansas, and Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in Camden, New Jersey.

The Summer 2018 application cycle is open. Access application instructions here

Applications due for 2018 Shepherd Scholars: Friday, 12 January 2018

Interviews for 2018 Shepherd Scholars: Friday, 19 January 2018