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Best Internships by Industry

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Vault’s Best Internships by Industry reflect the highest-rated internship programs in eight different industries. The 2024 rankings are based on the results of the 2023 Internship Survey conducted in the summer of 2023.
Survey Methodology

To compile the 2024 Vault Internships Rankings, Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns in the summer of 2023. 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.

Vault then compiled rankings of the highest-rated internship programs in 12 different industries, including Accounting, Construction, Consulting, Energy and Renewables, Financial Services, Health Sciences, Investment Banking, Media, Retail & Consumer Products, Tech & Engineering, Travel and Transportation, and Wholesalers and Distributors.

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2024 Best Accounting Internships

SCORE 9.597
2023 Rank 21
SCORE 9.330
2023 Rank 4
SCORE 9.302
2023 Rank 8
SCORE 9.261
2023 Rank 23
SCORE 9.233
2023 Rank 3
SCORE 9.223
2023 Rank NR
SCORE 9.200
2023 Rank 7
SCORE 9.169
2023 Rank 1
SCORE 9.140
2023 Rank NR
SCORE 9.114
2023 Rank NR