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Best Internships for Quality of Life

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Vault’s Best Internships for Quality of Life represent the programs rated highest for office culture, hours, work-life balance and flexibility.

  • Survey Methodology

    In order to compile the 2017 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to participate in our 2016 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 11,000 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 12 different areas. The Best Internships for Quality of Life reflect the programs that received the highest ratings from interns specifically for Quality of Life.

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Internships for Quality of Life

1
SCORE
9.943

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

2016 Rank
3
2
SCORE
9.781

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

2016 Rank
6
3
SCORE
9.776

SAS Internship Program

If you have to spend, on average, 54% of your waking hours at work, why not do something meaningful – that you can be proud of? SAS is making a difference...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.774

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP's Summer Internship

Want to experience one of the top ranked internships in the country by Vault?? Send in your materials now for consideration!! Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
5
SCORE
9.769

Westar Energy Internship Program

Safe, reliable electricity is a foundation of our economy, which is why we're committed to doing what it takes to meet Kansas' continually changing energy...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
1
6
SCORE
9.750

Capital One Analyst Internship Program

At Capital One, we think differently. We were a start-up with the novel idea of using data to create custom credit card offerings, and, today, we’re a...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
9.733

AFLAC Summer Internship Program

If you are looking for an internship that provides real-world, professional work experience and the opportunity to be a valued contributor (not just an...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.696

Thrivent Financial IT Internship Program

Thrivent Financial is a truly unique not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services organization with $100B in assets under management, helping...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
9.694

KPCB Fellows Program

The KPCB Fellows Program offers outstanding college students from across the United States an opportunity to gain significant experience working on unique...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
10
SCORE
9.689

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
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