Top Ranked

The 50 Best Internships

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Vault’s 50 Best Internships reflect the highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

  • Survey Methodology

    In order to compile the 2016 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 600 organizations to participate in our 2015 Internship Survey. We gathered survey responses 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 5,800 interns reviewed 102 different internship programs. 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 nine different areas. The 50 Best Internships reflect the highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

  • Ranking History

2016 The 50 Best Internships

1
SCORE
9.677

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

2015 Rank
8
2
SCORE
9.619

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

2015 Rank
2
3
SCORE
9.588

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

2015 Rank
4
4
SCORE
9.573

CapTech Elevate Internship

At CapTech we design, manage and integrate information technology systems for America's most respected businesses. With practice areas in IT management...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
9
5
SCORE
9.508

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
5
6
SCORE
9.501

Plante Moran Internship

A HIGHER RETURN ON YOUR EXPERIENCE. Plante Moran is among the largest public accounting and management consulting firms in the nation, and for 17...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
6
7
SCORE
9.452

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

2015 Rank
7
8
SCORE
9.386

The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. BCG was founded in 1963 and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
19
9
SCORE
9.314

Moss Adams Summer Internship Program

The instant you walk through our doors, you’ll feel it. We’re not your typical public accounting firm. Our business is dynamic, our client base is diverse,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
17
10
SCORE
9.300

Kohl's Department Stores Internship Program

At Kohl's, our mission is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. And there's no more rewarding job than that. Because it's not just about...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR

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