Top Ranked

The 50 Best Internships

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

  • Survey Methodology

    In order to compile the 2015 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 500 organizations to participate in our 2014 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 2015 Best Internship Rankings (all program descriptions are included in Vault’s Internship Database, as are all intern reviews).

    This year, we heard from 5,800 interns who reviewed 100 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 the following eight areas:

    The Best Overall Internships: Vault’s Best Overall Internships reflect the top 50 highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

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

    The Best Accounting Internships represent the highest-rated internships among accounting firms.

    The Best Investment Bank Internships represent the highest-rated internships among investment banks.

    The Best Financial Services Internships represent the highest-rated internships among financial services institutions.

    The Best Energy Internships represent the highest-rated internships among energy companies.

    The Best Retail & Consumer Products Internships represent the highest-rated internships among retail and consumer products companies.

    The Best Media & Telecommunications Internships represent the highest-rated internships among media and telecommunications companies.

  • Ranking History

2015 The 50 Best Internships

1
SCORE
9.700

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

2014 Rank
3
2
SCORE
9.660

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

2014 Rank
4
3
SCORE
9.580

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP's Summer Internship

Want to experience one of the top ranked internships in the country by Vault?? Send in your materials now for consideration!! Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.498

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

2014 Rank
2
5
SCORE
9.493

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
6
6
SCORE
9.449

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

2014 Rank
7
7
SCORE
9.444

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

2014 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.417

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

2014 Rank
5
9
SCORE
9.400

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

2014 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
9.370

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

2014 Rank
NR
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