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 Summer Internship Program

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
11
SCORE
9.293

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

2015 Rank
11
12
SCORE
9.248

Capital One Technology Development Program

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
13
SCORE
9.246

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Internship Program

Ranking as the number two Energy Internship by Vault in 2016, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is one of the world's largest independent oil and natural gas...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
10
14
SCORE
9.200

Nickelodeon Animation Studio 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 about...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
9.147

PwC's Advance, Internship Experience

PwC has two internship programs, Advance (http://www.pwc.com/advance) and Start (http://www.pwc.com/start). Advance includes professional internships for...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
16
16
SCORE
9.117

Charles Schwab Intern Academy

The 9-Week Schwab Intern Academy is one of our core talent pipelines, offering upcoming graduates meaningful work and structured learning experiences to...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
25
17
SCORE
9.081

Discover Financial Services Internship Program

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services....

TRENDING

2015 Rank
15
18
SCORE
9.065

FirstEnergy Co-op/Internship Program

FirstEnergy is a leading regional energy company dedicated to safety, operational excellence and responsive customer service. Our 10 regulated utility...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
50
19
SCORE
9.043

KPMG Internship Program

A KPMG internship is a terrific way to learn business skills, find a mentor, build your network and get real-world (even global) experience before...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
9.040

Emma Bowen Foundation

The Emma Bowen Foundation has just celebrated 26 years of successfully placing minority college students in multi-summer paid internships at media...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
30
21
SCORE
9.029

Deloitte Consulting LLP Internship

Deloitte Consulting LLP is one of the U.S. member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Our people deliver measurable impact to our clients,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
20
22
SCORE
8.985

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

2015 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
8.918

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Internship Program

As a member of the Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP team, our Interns have exposure to either (or both in some cases) the Audit and Tax Divisions of our Firm,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
8.872

Accenture Summer Internship Program

Accenture offers paid summer internships in various locations across the United States. The majority of our intern roles are within the company's...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
8.850

Baker Tilly Accounting Internship

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
34
26
SCORE
8.832

Eide Bailly LLP Audit & Tax Internships

As one of the top 25 CPA firms in the nation, Eide Bailly offers staff the same challenging work as the Big Four firms, but that's where the similarities...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
29
27
SCORE
8.791

Owens Corning Internship

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
28
SCORE
8.781

RBC Capital Markets Summer Analyst/Associate Program

RBC Capital Markets is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to corporations, institutional investors and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
29
SCORE
8.734

UBS Summer Internship Program

UBS is committed to providing private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with superior financial...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
30
SCORE
8.727

Aetna Summer Associate Program

Aetna’s Summer Associate Program is a great way to gain confidence, sharpen your skills and make a difference. And many of our interns are offered jobs...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR

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