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100 Best Internships

Firsthand surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Firsthand’s 100 Best Internships reflect the highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool. The 2022 rankings are based on the results of the 2021 Internship Survey conducted in the summer of 2021.
Survey Methodology

To compile the 2022 Firsthand Top Internships Rankings, Firsthand surveyed more than 11,400 current and former interns in the summer of 2021. 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 (company culture, hours, work-life balance, flexibility)
  • Compensation & Benefits (pay structure, subsidized expenses, technology resources, 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, racial & ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other underrepresented groups)

To determine an overall score for each program, the ratings were assigned relative weights based on what interns told us they most value most in an internship. The overall scores are based on the following weighted formula: 30 percent career development, 20 percent employment prospects, 20 percent quality of life, 20 percent compensation, 5 percent diversity, and 5 percent interview process.

Firsthand compiled rankings of the top internship programs in more than 30 different areas. The 100 Best Internships reflect the internship programs with the highest overall scores across the survey pool.

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2022 100 Best Internships

SCORE 9.929
2021 Rank 1
SCORE 9.654
2021 Rank NR
SCORE 9.649
2021 Rank 8
SCORE 9.564
2021 Rank NR
SCORE 9.529
2021 Rank 5
SCORE 9.508
2021 Rank 13
SCORE 9.435
2021 Rank NR
SCORE 9.402
2021 Rank NR
SCORE 9.375
2021 Rank 89
SCORE 9.374
2021 Rank 21