Baird | Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Investment Banking Offered by Baird

Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award winning culture? Consider an internship and start building your career at Baird!

About our intern program:
Our competitive intern program is a robust experience that offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Interns are treated as valuable team members while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun, and dynamic environment. Baird’s summer program activities include an Intern Welcome Event, multiple Lunch & Learns, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day and be compensated to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm.

Baird’s Corporate Finance and Accounting team provides accurate and timely financial information to aid in the management of the firm and support strategic decision making. Finance has a track record of success with interns across their various teams, all who have the ability to directly contribute to the success of the department.  Interns apply business knowledge gained in the classroom to develop relevant professional experience while developing meaningful relationships. 

We have internship opportunities available in our Baird Capital Finance, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Tax and Financial Reporting and Regulatory teams.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours:
Located in our downtown Milwaukee office, interns must be flexible to work a minimum of 15-20 daytime hours per week during the Spring and Fall semesters and 37.5-40 daytime hours per week during breaks and summer.  We are looking for a student that can start as soon as November 2021 and April 2022.

As an Accounting/Finance Intern, you will:

  • Assist with the monthly close process by completing or providing information to complete variance analysis and recurring journal entries
  • Compile financial information for internal and external reporting. May also assist in budgeting process
  • Maintain and document policies and procedures
  • Perform special projects and other duties, as assigned
  • Assist with training of other interns

What we look for:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related business degree
  • Anticipated graduation date of December 2022 or later 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Ability to work independently, manage priorities and meet specific deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and reliability with a drive for continuous improvement
  • Strong critical thinking and troubleshooting skills

What makes this opportunity great:

  • Work within a unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership
  • Ability to gain hands-on experience while completing your college degree with a highly ranked organization


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