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Best Internships by Employment Factor

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs, asking them to assess their experiences on a variety of different factors. The 2023 Best Internships Rankings are based on the results of the 2022 Internship Survey conducted in the summer of 2022.
Survey Methodology

To compile the 2023 Firsthand Internships Rankings, Firsthand surveyed more than 11,400 current and former interns in the summer of 2022. 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)

Programs were then ranked in a dozen categories based on the average rating given by their interns, including the following:

  • Quality of Life
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Overall Career Development (score represents average of ratings for training & mentoring, quality of assignments, real-life experience, networking opportunities)
  • Training & Mentoring
  • Quality of Assignments
  • Real-life Experience
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Employment Prospects
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2023 Best Internships for Quality of Assignments

#1
SCORE 10.000
2022 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.647
2022 Rank 8
#3
SCORE 9.529
2022 Rank NR
#4
SCORE 9.483
2022 Rank 4
#5
SCORE 9.381
2022 Rank 3
#6
SCORE 9.378
2022 Rank 10
#7
SCORE 9.376
2022 Rank 9
#8
SCORE 9.364
2022 Rank 14
#9
SCORE 9.308
2022 Rank 25
#10
SCORE 9.293
2022 Rank NR