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Madison, Wisconsin
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Internship - Software Developer (Madison, Year Round)

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 $8,000 in 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.

Our Application Development team works collaboratively to build and deliver quality software for our clients in a continuous learning, agile/lean environment. The Developer Intern will be exposed to software development working in community focused on software craftsmanship and adding value to the Baird business.

IT 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 knowledge gained in the classroom to develop relevant professional experience while developing meaningful relationships. Interns are treated as valuable team members and are challenged with meaningful work while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun, and dynamic environment. We look for highly motivated individuals who are proactive, eager to learn and ready to contribute.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours:
This is a year round internship in our Madison West office, part-time during the Spring and Fall semesters (15-20 hours/week) and full-time during the Summer (37.5 - 40 hours/week). We are seeking a student local to Madison who is able to start in April or May of 2018. There will be some limited travel to the Milwaukee headquarters throughout the summer.

As a Software Development Intern, you will:
  • Assist with the development and build of new and existing solutions using a variety of technologies (full .NET stack, HTML with various JavaScript frameworks).
  • Work under the direction of an experienced developer implementing product features, gaining increasing responsibility as you demonstrate your abilities.
  • Actively participate in daily stand-ups, business owner demos and team retrospectives.
  • Experience Baird's culture by shadowing current team members. Receive mentorship from an experienced team member and partner with a manager on professional development.
  • Collaborate with fellow interns to identify and propose a value-driven, firm-wide initiative to Baird Leadership.
What we look for:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science or related degree. Targeting December 2018-May 2020 grads.
  • Previous experience or exposure to one or more of the following technologies: VB.NET, C#, SQL Server, WCF Service, Java, Object-Oriented Design. Experience with the software development preferred.
  • Passion for writing software and learning the latest software development techniques.
  • Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented software design.
  • Possess a natural curiosity in understanding the application of technology to solve business problems.
  • Positive attitude, proactive in seeking additional work, and strong initiative.
  • Detail oriented and exhibits organizational, time management, and problem solving skills.
  • 3.3 GPA or better is preferred
What makes this opportunity great:
  • Interns apply knowledge gained in the classroom to develop relevant professional experience while developing meaningful relationships.
  • IT interns enjoy a collaborative work environment where they can thrive and reach their full potential
  • Opportunity to work for a Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT!
Who we are:
Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 100 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than $171 billion in client assets and over 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017, its fourteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird's culture, click here.

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