Top Ranked

The 50 Best Internships

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Respondents rated their experiences in five areas: Quality of Life; Compensation & Benefits; Interview Process; Career Development; Full-time Employment Prospects. These ratings were averaged to determine an overall score for each program. Vault’s Best Overall Internships reflect the highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

  • Survey Methodology

    2013 Internship Rankings: Ranking Methodology

    In order to compile the 2013 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 500 organizations to participate in our 2012 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.

    Only organizations that completed both surveys — the self-reported program description and the intern-provided reviews — were eligible for our 2013 Top Internship Rankings (all organizations that completed the program description survey are included in Vault’s Internship Database, as are all intern reviews).

    This year, we heard from nearly 6,000 interns, who reviewed more than 100 different internship programs. All programs for which we received at least 10 reviews were considered for the 2013 Rankings. Vault then compiled rankings of the top internship programs in four areas: Overall, Finance, Consulting, and Pay & Perks.

    Vault’s Top 10 Internships reflect the best all-around internships from the survey pool and are based on the average of interns’ ratings in five categories:

    • 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)

    The Top Finance Internships, based on the average of interns’ ratings in those five categories, represent the highest-rated internships among financial institutions.

    The Top Consulting Internships are also based on the average of interns’ ratings in all five categories and represent the highest-rated internships among consulting firms.

    The Best Internships for Pay & Perks include those programs that received the highest ratings from interns for Compensation & Benefits.

  • Ranking History

2013 The 50 Best Internships

1
SCORE
9.552

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

2012 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
9.525

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
9.520

Rothstein Kass Spring Semester Internship Program

About Rothstein Kass:Rothstein Kass is a premier professional services firm that has served privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.503

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

2012 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
9.411

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

2012 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
9.326

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

2012 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
9.285

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

2012 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.240

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

2012 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
9.223

Moss Adams Summer Internship Program

Moss Adams brings more West to business. More than a location, it’s a way of doing business—an ethos in which innovation thrives and optimism abounds. At...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
9.220

Garmin International Internship Program

Garmin is a worldwide provider of navigation products. We are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
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