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BEC offers paid internship opportunities for college and high school students. The year-round, in-depth internships create a practical connection between classroom and workplace, amplifying the impact of academic learning with experiential learning. High school students “sample” potential career fields while gaining a deeper understanding of how classroom learning is relevant to their future. College students meet their learning objectives with practical experience and advanced training in their field of study.

Student Internships Overview

More than 3,500 students have been placed in full-service internships.

Student Internships Contacts:

Elaine Charpentier Philippi, Student Programs Director,, (503) 536-4307

Andrea Huang, Recruitment Specialist,, (503) 536-4308

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who produced this video.


  • Doug Vorwaller – Doug Vorwaller Photography

Video Editing

  • McKenzie Buckley – BEC Intern
  • Michael Alner – BEC Intern
  • Daniel Alner – BEC Intern