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Best Internships for Diversity

Firsthand surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs, asking them to assess their experiences on a variety of different factors. Recognizing the importance of a diverse and inclusive environment, Vault has devoted a separate section to interns’ ratings with respect to diversity. 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)

Programs were then ranked in a dozen categories based on the average rating given by their interns, including the following areas specifically related to diversity, inclusive of culture, hiring, and mentoring:

  • Overall Diversity (score represents average of ratings for diversity with respect to women, racial & ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other underrepresented groups)
  • Diversity with Respect to Women
  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity
  • LGBTQ+ Diversity
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2022 Best Internships for Diversity

#1
SCORE 9.987
2021 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.765
2021 Rank NR
#3
SCORE 9.736
2021 Rank NR
#4
SCORE 9.727
2021 Rank NR
#5
SCORE 9.709
2021 Rank 2
#6
SCORE 9.694
2021 Rank 9
#7
SCORE 9.686
2021 Rank NR
#8
SCORE 9.650
2021 Rank NR
#9
SCORE 9.622
2021 Rank NR
#10
SCORE 9.615
2021 Rank NR