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by Vault Education Editors | June 28, 2010


Still don't have an internship? Or maybe you're trying to find an internship for the fall semester?, a job search engine, has ranked the Top 25 Internship Friendly Industries. The list is based on the number of internship positions currently available in different industries on their site. In other words, this is where the jobs are right now! We've included the Top 10 Internship Friendly Industries below, with the names of some top internship programs in each industry. Some of these companies and organizations you may have heard of (one is even its own verb!), but others you may not have. Be sure to check them out in Vault's internship database, a list of over 780 internship profiles, filterable by industry.

Top 10 Internship Friendly Industries

1. Advertising/marketing/public relations

Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group

The Martin Agency

International Radio and Television Society Foundation

2. Sales

(Vault doesn't define "Sales" as an industry, so I've included top programs that include sales among the job functions.)


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

National Football League

3. Media

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation


Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

4. Manufacturing/Industrial

BAE Systems

Owens Corning

Whirlpool Corporation

5. Software/IT

Garmin International

Google, Inc.


6. Administrative/Clerical

(Vault doesn't define "Administrative/Clerical" as an industry, so I've included top programs that include administration among the job functions.)

East River Development Alliance

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


7. Finance

Bank of America

Federal Reserve Bank of New York


8. Retail

Domino's Pizza LLC

Donna Karan

Sears Holdings Corporation

9. Entry Level

(Vault doesn't define "Entry Level" as an industry, and all internships have many entry-level qualities. Check out Vault's internship database to see all our top internships.)

10. Health Care

Merck & Co., Inc.

National Institutes of Health

University of California at San Francisco AIDS Health Project


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