Top Ranked

Best Internships for Career Development

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Vault’s Best Internships for Career Development represent the programs rated highest for training and mentoring, quality of assignments, real-life experience, and networking opportunities.

  • Survey Methodology

    In order to compile the 2019 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to participate in our 2018 Internship Survey. We gathered information both from organizations that sponsor internships and from their interns. The internship sponsors provided Vault with descriptions of their programs, as well as details on the number of interns hired, duration of program, locations and departments in which interns are placed, and application requirements. We also asked current and former interns to comment on and rate their internship experiences on a variety of factors, including the application process, compensation and perks, quality of life, meaningfulness of assignments and training, and full-time employment prospects.

    This year, more than 13,000 interns responded to our survey. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents were asked to rate their internship experiences in six areas:

    • Quality of Life (office culture, hours, work-life balance, flexibility)
    • Compensation & Benefits (pay structure, subsidized expenses, office space, perks)
    • Interview Process (application process, requirements, number of interviews)
    • Career Development (training and mentoring, quality of assignments, real-life experience, networking opportunities)
    • Full-time Employment Prospects (opportunity to obtain a full-time job with this organization)
    • Diversity (inclusive culture; workforce diversity and workplace opportunities with respect to women, minorities, LGBT individuals and other underrepresented groups)

    These ratings were averaged to determine an overall score for each program. Vault then compiled rankings of the top internship programs in 15 different areas. The Best Internships for Career Development reflect the programs that received the highest ratings from interns specifically for Career Development.

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Internships for Career Development

1
SCORE
9.880

College Works Painting Internship

Today's college students face unprecedented challenges. Graduating from college or a university with a degree no longer means a guaranteed position in a...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
2
SCORE
9.860

Nickelodeon NICKternship Program

Love Cartoons? So do we! An internship at Nickelodeon can launch you on an exciting, fun-filled career in children's entertainment. When people think...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
9.825

Reynolds American Inc. Internship Program

Our internships are more than just a summer job. We offer you the opportunity to shape the future. You’ll be empowered to make a difference from the very...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
11
4
SCORE
9.778

Kleiner Perkins (KP) Fellows Program

The Kleiner Perkins (KP) Fellows Program offers outstanding college students an opportunity to gain significant experience working on unique and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
13
5
SCORE
9.777

Northwestern Mutual Internship

Northwestern Mutual provides personalized financial services and offers inventive solutions for individuals and business's insurance and financial...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
6
SCORE
9.750

Evercore Advisory Summer Analyst and Summer Associate Program

The Evercore Summer Program is a 10-week program (including one week of training) designed to provide highly motivated undergraduates and MBAs with a...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
8
7
SCORE
9.727

iHeartMedia Los Angeles Internship

iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, live events, and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
16
8
SCORE
9.714

Bain & Company Associate Consultant Intern (ACI) and Summer Associate (SA) programs

Bain & Company has a proud track record of helping the world’s great companies solve their toughest challenges. By teaming closely with some of the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
9
SCORE
9.636

Excella Extension Center Program

About Excella Extension Center Program Excella is an Agile technology firm and transformative partner to Washington, DC’s leading organizations. The...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
10
SCORE
9.619

Infosys InStep

Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in more than 50 countries to create and execute strategies for their...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
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