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 2017 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to participate in our 2016 Internship Survey. We gathered information 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 11,000 interns responded to our survey. 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 12 different areas. The 50 Best Internships reflect the highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

  • Ranking History

2017 The 50 Best Internships

1
SCORE
9.809

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

2016 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.761

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

2016 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
9.731

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

2016 Rank
2
4
SCORE
9.720

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
5
SCORE
9.612

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

2016 Rank
7
6
SCORE
9.537

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

2016 Rank
3
7
SCORE
9.503

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

2016 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.453

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

2016 Rank
4
9
SCORE
9.444

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

2016 Rank
14
10
SCORE
9.412

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

2016 Rank
11
11
SCORE
9.404

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

2016 Rank
6
12
SCORE
9.400

Westar Energy Internship Program

Safe, reliable electricity is a foundation of our economy, which is why we're committed to doing what it takes to meet Kansas' continually changing energy...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
13
SCORE
9.394

Capital One Technology Internship 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

2016 Rank
12
14
SCORE
9.358

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

2016 Rank
23
15
SCORE
9.310

James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS) Summer Internship Program

Company + CultureDAVIS Construction is the largest general contractor that solely serves the Washington region, building over three-quarters of a billion...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
9.310

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...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
17
SCORE
9.304

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

2016 Rank
22
18
SCORE
9.303

Protiviti U.S. Intern Program

Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit, and has...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
9.280

RAI Internship Program

Our internships are more than just a summer job. We offer you the opportunity to shape the future. You’ll be empowered to make a difference from the very...

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2016 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
9.263

Burlington Stores Summer Intern Program

Burlington Stores is a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. Departments...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
21
SCORE
9.220

PwC Strategy& Summer Internship Program

PwC Strategy& is a fast-growing, market-changing, global business. Backed by the strength of the PwC network, we bring together more than 250 years of...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
9.218

William Blair Investment Banking Summer Analyst and Associate Internships

In the investment banking industry, growth creates opportunity. William Blair's growth across its global, diversified platform creates tremendous...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
9.202

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

2016 Rank
21
23
SCORE
9.202

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...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
25
SCORE
9.183

BDO USA, LLP Internship

BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
26
SCORE
9.166

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

2016 Rank
20
27
SCORE
9.165

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

2016 Rank
NR
27
SCORE
9.165

Thrivent Financial IT Internship Program

Thrivent Financial is a truly unique not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services organization with $100B in assets under management, helping...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
29
SCORE
9.160

Swiss Post Solutions Leadership Academy

Part of the global $8.7B Swiss Post group, Swiss Post Solutions ("SPS") is a leading provider of solutions for the strategic outsourcing of business...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
50
30
SCORE
9.153

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

2016 Rank
32
31
SCORE
9.133

Conagra Brands Internship Program

Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) is an approximately $8 billion company that combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
45
32
SCORE
9.123

Sundt Construction College Internship Program

Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s most respected general contractors, currently ranked the 77th largest construction company in the United...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
33
SCORE
9.114

SAS Internship Program

If you have to spend, on average, 54% of your waking hours at work, why not do something meaningful - that you can be proud of? SAS is making a difference...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
34
SCORE
9.084

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

2016 Rank
30
35
SCORE
9.070

PwC Summer Internship Program

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
36
SCORE
9.041

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

2016 Rank
19
37
SCORE
9.032

Wipfli Internship Program

Accounting Internship Program - Wipfli offers full-time accounting internships over the spring semester. Wipfli's rotational internship program provides...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
41
38
SCORE
8.992

Accenture Summer Analyst 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

2016 Rank
24
39
SCORE
8.951

Armanino LLP Audit, Tax and Consulting Internship

Armanino is not your typical CPA firm. Yes, we provide audit, tax, consulting and technology services to a wide range of U.S. and global clients - but we...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
40
SCORE
8.920

AFLAC Summer Internship Program

If you are looking for an internship that provides real-world, professional work experience and the opportunity to be a valued contributor (not just an...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
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