If you’re going to be an aspiring intern in 2015, this post’s for you. Vault released a list of the top employers for interns in the upcoming year based on recent survey results. They invited more than 500 organizations to participate in their annual Internship Experience Survey.
Essentially the survey asked current and former interns to comment on their internship experiences. Plus, they were asked to rate them. On a scale of 1 to 10, approximately 5,800 interns from 100 different internship programs rated their experiences in terms of quality of life, benefits and compensation, the interview process, career development and full-time employment prospects. Ratings were averaged into an overall score for each program.
As for the best media and telecommunications internship?
That would be the AT&T Finance Leadership Program. One survey participant revealed:
“The support I received from my supervisor and colleagues was amazing. Even people who didn’t work on my team were very invested in my success and helped me in any way they could. My supervisor really made sure I was ready for the end-of-the-internship presentation/interview by having me practice my presentation in front of my team, the assistant vice president, and even other departments. I learned so much during my internship that I didn’t even expect to. I also really liked that there were six other interns in my group as well as about 20 general management interns that I got to know, collaborate with, and form friendships with.”
As for the top 10 overall internships for the new year, here they are:
1. Bates White Summer Consultant Program
2. Elliot Davis ENVISION
3. Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP’s Summer Internship
4. Bain & Company Associate Consultant Intern and Summer Associate programs
5. Northwestern Mutual Internship
6. Plante Moran’s Internship Experiences
7. KPCB Fellows Program
8. Evercore Advisory Summer Analyst and Summer Associate Program
9. CapTech Summer Internship Program
10. Anadarko Corporation Summer Internship Program