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Most Prestigious Internships

Vault asked thousands of current and former interns which employers have the most prestigious internships. Vault’s Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige.
Survey Methodology

In 2019, Vault surveyed nearly 14,000 current and former interns at more than 130 internship programs. In addition to asking respondents to rate and review their own internship experiences for our 2020 Best Internships Rankings, we asked interns to rate the prestige of other employers, to determine which internships are the most desirable.

Survey respondents were presented with a list of top companies and asked to rate each company on how prestigious its internship is on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. Interns were asked to rate only the companies with whose reputations they are familiar and were unable to rate their own employers. Vault averaged the ratings for each employer and then ranked the companies in order, starting with the highest score as No. 1, down to No. 50.

The Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige by survey respondents.

2020 Most Prestigious Internships

#1
SCORE 9.379
2019 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.254
2019 Rank 2
#3
SCORE 9.198
2019 Rank NR
#4
SCORE 8.826
2019 Rank 3
#5
SCORE 8.646
2019 Rank 7
#5
SCORE 8.646
2019 Rank 6
#7
SCORE 8.581
2019 Rank 5
#8
SCORE 8.561
2019 Rank 4
#9
SCORE 8.378
2019 Rank 8
#10
SCORE 8.262
2019 Rank 9
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