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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 2023 rankings are based on the results of the 2022 Internship Survey conducted in the summer of 2022.
Survey Methodology

In 2022, 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 2023 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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2023 Most Prestigious Internships

SCORE 9.373
2022 Rank 1
SCORE 9.366
2022 Rank 2
SCORE 9.136
2022 Rank 3
SCORE 8.926
2022 Rank 4
SCORE 8.887
2022 Rank NR
SCORE 8.821
2022 Rank 5
SCORE 8.665
2022 Rank 7
SCORE 8.571
2022 Rank 8
SCORE 8.547
2022 Rank 6
SCORE 8.525
2022 Rank 9