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 2018 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to participate in our 2017 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 12,000 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 14 different areas. The 50 Best Internships reflect the highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

  • Ranking History

2018 The 50 Best Internships

1
SCORE
9.788

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

2017 Rank
3
2
SCORE
9.733

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

2017 Rank
10
3
SCORE
9.724

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

2017 Rank
2
4
SCORE
9.639

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

2017 Rank
1
5
SCORE
9.632

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

2017 Rank
9
6
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

2017 Rank
5
7
SCORE
9.600

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

2017 Rank
27
8
SCORE
9.575

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

2017 Rank
8
9
SCORE
9.541

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

2017 Rank
6
10
SCORE
9.530

Northwestern Mutual Internship

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
11
SCORE
9.522

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

2017 Rank
15
12
SCORE
9.483

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

2017 Rank
7
13
SCORE
9.473

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
19
14
SCORE
9.460

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

2017 Rank
11
15
SCORE
9.455

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

2017 Rank
14
16
SCORE
9.440

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

2017 Rank
13
17
SCORE
9.377

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

2017 Rank
15
18
SCORE
9.364

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

2017 Rank
17
19
SCORE
9.270

Capital One Finance 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

2017 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
9.245

CBIZ and MHM Internship Program

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S., CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
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