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Most Prestigious Internships

Vault asked thousands of current and former interns which employers have the most prestigious internships. Vault’s Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige.

  • Survey Methodology

    In 2017, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to distribute our survey to current and former interns. We received responses from more than 12,000 interns. In addition to asking respondents to rate and review their own internship experiences for our 2018 Best Internships Rankings, we asked interns to rate the prestige of other employers, to determine which internships are the most desirable.

    Survey respondents were presented with a list of top companies and, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest (“It’s a dream job!”) and 1 being the lowest (“No one wants to work there”), they were asked to rate each company on how prestigious its internship is. Interns were asked to rate only the companies with whose reputations they are familiar. Vault averaged the rating for each employer and then ranked the companies in order, starting with the highest score as No. 1, down to No. 50.

    The Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige by survey respondents.

  • Ranking History

2018 Most Prestigious Internships

1
SCORE
9.577

Google Inc.

If you don't know what the term Google means, there's a leading Internet search engine you can use to find out. Google offers targeted search results from...

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2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.247

Apple Inc.

Ask Siri to name the most successful company in the world and it might respond: Apple. In terms of profit, revenue, market capitalization, and consumer...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.871

Facebook, Inc.

When it comes to social networking, it's wise to put your best face forward. Facebook, the social networking juggernaut, lets users share information,...

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2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
8.710

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft is omnipresent. Its Windows operating system and Office suite of productivity software dominate their markets. The company's cloud computing...

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2017 Rank
5
5
SCORE
8.705

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base...

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2017 Rank
4
6
SCORE
8.674

TESLA, INC.

Tesla Motors intends to supercharge the public's passion for electric vehicles. Founded in 2003, the company designs, manufactures, and markets...

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2017 Rank
6
7
SCORE
8.481

Amazon.com, Inc.

What began as Earth's biggest bookstore has become Earth's biggest everything store. Expansion has propelled Amazon.com in innumerable directions. While...

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2017 Rank
11
8
SCORE
8.321

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan provides asset management, investment banking, treasury and securities services, private banking, and commercial banking services to some of...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
9
SCORE
8.073

Morgan Stanley

New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses: institutional securities, asset management, and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
10
SCORE
8.029

The Walt Disney Company

The monarch of this magic kingdom is no man but a mouse: Mickey Mouse. The Walt Disney Company is the world's largest media conglomerate, with assets...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
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