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

    2014 Internship Rankings: Ranking Methodology

    In order to compile the 2014 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 500 organizations to participate in our 2013 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 2014 Top Internship Rankings (all program descriptions are included in Vault’s Internship Database, as are all intern reviews).

    This year, we heard from 7,700 interns who reviewed more than 100 different internship programs. Programs for which we received at least 10 reviews were considered for the 2014 Rankings. 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 the following seven areas:

    The Best Overall Internships: Vault’s Best Overall Internships reflect the top 25 highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

    The Best Banking & Finance Internships represent the highest-rated internships in banking and finance.

    The Best Consulting Internships represent the highest-rated internships among consulting firms.

    The Best Engineering Internships represent the programs that received the highest ratings from interns who are studying, or have earned a degree in, engineering.

    The Best IT Internships represent the programs that received the highest ratings from interns who are studying, or have earned a degree in, information technology.

    The Best Internships for MBA Candidates represent the programs that received the highest ratings from interns who are pursuing, or have earned, an MBA degree.

    The Best Internships for Marketing & Communications Majors represent the programs that received the highest ratings from interns who are pursuing, or have earned, degrees in marketing or communications.

  • Ranking History

2014 The 50 Best Internships

1
SCORE
9.683

BP National Internship Program

As a first step, nothing prepares you better for a career with us than an internship. Our internship program provides hands-on, career-specific experience...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
9.587

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

2013 Rank
1
3
SCORE
9.527

Bates White Summer Consultant Program

Bates White is an economic consulting firm offering services to law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. We specialize in advanced...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.517

Elliott Davis ENVISION Summer Internship Experience

Elliott Davis ranks among the top 30 accounting firms in the U.S. As one of the largest firms in the southeast, we provide comprehensive assurance, tax...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
9.472

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

2013 Rank
4
6
SCORE
9.471

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
7
SCORE
9.360

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

2013 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.338

Houlihan Lokey Internship

Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, valuation, financial restructuring, and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
9.254

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

2013 Rank
5
10
SCORE
9.233

Capital Fellows Programs

The Capital Fellows Programs are public policy fellowships in California state government, administered by the Center for California Studies at California...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
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