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 2018 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to participate in our 2017 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 12,000 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 five 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)

    These ratings were averaged to determine an overall score for each program. Vault then compiled rankings of the top internship programs in 14 different areas. The Best Internships for Career Development reflect the programs that received the highest ratings from interns specifically for Career Development.

  • Ranking History

2018 Best Internships for Career Development

1
SCORE
9.952

Perella Weinberg Partners Advisory Summer Internship Program

Perella Weinberg Partners is a leading, independent financial services firm. Founded in 2006, the Firm provides advisory and asset management services to...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
2
SCORE
9.909

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

2017 Rank
5
3
SCORE
9.882

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

2017 Rank
8
4
SCORE
9.857

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

2017 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
9.800

Swiss Post Solutions Leadership Academy

Part of the global $8.2B Swiss Post group, Swiss Post Solutions ("SPS") is a leading provider of solutions for the strategic outsourcing of business...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
6
SCORE
9.778

Bates White Summer Consultant Program

Bates White is an economic consulting firm offering services to law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. We specialize in advanced...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
7
SCORE
9.725

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
8
SCORE
9.682

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

2017 Rank
1
9
SCORE
9.647

Elliott Davis Decosimo ENVISION Summer Internship Experience

Elliott Davis Decosimo ranks among the top 30 accounting firms in the U.S. As one of the largest firms in the southeast, we provide comprehensive...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
10
SCORE
9.607

Excella Consulting Extension Center Program

Excella Consulting is an IT consulting firm in Arlington, Virginia. Excella helps organizations use technology to transform big problems into lasting...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
15
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