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Most Prestigious Internships

Firsthand asked thousands of current and former interns which employers have the most prestigious internships. Firsthand’s Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige. The 2022 rankings are based on the results of the 2021 Internship Survey conducted in the summer of 2021.
Survey Methodology

In 2021, Firsthand surveyed more than 11,400 current and former interns at 140 internship programs. In addition to asking respondents to rate and review their own internship experiences for our 2022 Best Internships Rankings, we asked interns to rate the prestige of other employers, to determine which internships are the most desirable.

Survey respondents were presented with a list of top companies and asked to rate each company on how prestigious its internship is on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. Interns were asked to rate only the companies with whose reputations they are familiar and were unable to rate their own employers. Firsthand averaged the ratings for each employer and then ranked them in order, starting with the highest score as No. 1, down to No. 50.

The Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige by survey respondents.

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2022 Most Prestigious Internships

#1
SCORE 9.399
2021 Rank NR
#2
SCORE 9.381
2021 Rank NR
#3
SCORE 9.334
2021 Rank NR
#4
SCORE 8.992
2021 Rank NR
#5
SCORE 8.897
2021 Rank NR
#6
SCORE 8.885
2021 Rank NR
#7
SCORE 8.847
2021 Rank NR
#8
SCORE 8.717
2021 Rank NR
#9
SCORE 8.647
2021 Rank NR
#10
SCORE 8.429
2021 Rank NR