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Internship - Strategic Change Office (Year Round)

at Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Posted: 1/23/2020
Job Status: Internship
Job Reference #: 844926
Keywords: office

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Baird Position Title:
Internship - Strategic Change Office (Year Round)

Strategic Change Office

Job Description
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 in our corporate office in Milwaukee, multiple Lunch & Learns, a Brewer’s game at Miller Park, Baird Night at the Zoo, 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. To learn more, check out this video
The mission of the Strategic Change Office is to lead important projects across the firm, cultivate collaboration throughout all business units, build associate skills and capabilities, and foster a culture that embraces continuous improvement and change. We support projects large and small and are always looking for ways to provide flexible services and learning opportunities for the teams with which we work.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours:
Located in our downtown Milwaukee office, the intern must be able to work part-time during the school semester ranging between 15-20 hours per week and full-time during the summer, 37.5-40 hours per week.  We are seeking a student, local to the Milwaukee area that can start in May 2020.

As a Strategic Change Office (SCO) Intern, you will:
  • Act as a project and change management “internal consultant” supporting resource on various SCO work efforts
  • Attend project meetings to gain exposure to professional problem-solving conversations and brainstorm working sessions, for potentially firm-wide, cross-departmental challenges
  • Assist with process documentation, meeting prep and note taking, action item follow-up, and task management
  • Solve problems in an innovative and creative manner
  • Gain extensive experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to create final deliverables (may include Visio)
  • Perform special projects and other duties, as assigned
What we look for:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications/PR, Finance, IT, or Liberal Arts & Sciences.  Targeting graduation dates of May 2021 or later.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Prior office experience a plus
  • Ability to work within a team and on a self-directed basis
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word preferred
  • Some financial market knowledge preferred
What make this opportunity great:
  • Learn about project and change management methodologies and how to apply them to business questions and challenges.
  • Gain hands-on, real world experience with a highly ranked organization
  • Work within a unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership
  • Ability to gain real-world experience while completing your college degree



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Business Unit:
Corporate Resources Group

Req Type

WI - Milwaukee