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Best Internships for Quality of Life

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Vault’s Best Internships for Quality of Life represent the programs rated highest for office culture, hours, work-life balance and flexibility.
Survey Methodology

In order to compile the 2020 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to participate in our 2019 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, diversity, and full-time employment prospects.

This year, nearly 14,000 current and former 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 six core 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 (including four separate ratings for 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)
  • Diversity (including four separate ratings for diversity with respect to women, minorities, LGBT individuals, and other underrepresented groups)

The Best Internships for Quality of Life reflect the programs that received the highest ratings from interns specifically for Quality of Life.

2020 Best Internships for Quality of Life

#1
SCORE 9.969
2019 Rank 7
#2
SCORE 9.870
2019 Rank 1
#3
SCORE 9.750
2019 Rank NR
#4
SCORE 9.741
2019 Rank 12
#5
SCORE 9.700
2019 Rank 5
#6
SCORE 9.651
2019 Rank 4
#7
SCORE 9.640
2019 Rank 7
#8
SCORE 9.612
2019 Rank 16
#9
SCORE 9.571
2019 Rank NR
#10
SCORE 9.524
2019 Rank 17
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