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by Firsthand | November 03, 2021


Investment banking is not only a high-paying career but also one of the most rewarding and best when it comes to skills development and growth. A career in banking exposes you to senior professionals, high-profile clients, the inner workings of various businesses and industries, and the ability to hone your presentation, communication, and analytical skills. Which is why banking is such a highly sought-after career path—and why we’re excited to release our 2022 ranking of the 10 Best Investment Banking Internships. The ranking is based on a survey of thousands of current and former interns from more 140 internship programs.

Last summer, we asked all investment banking interns who participated in our annual Internship Survey to rate their internship programs in six core areas: Career Development, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity, Full-Time Employment Prospects, Interview Process, and Quality of Life. Interns rated their internship programs’ efforts in these areas on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. Firsthand then averaged all the scores and ranked the programs accordingly.

Our 10 Best Internship Programs for Investment Banking Are:

1. Financial Technology Partners Internship Program

2. Evercore Advisory Summer Analyst and Summer Associate Program

3. Guggenheim Securities Summer Associate Internship Program

4. Solomon Partners Summer Analyst Internship Program

5. Harris Williams Summer Associate and Analyst Program

6. Lazard Summer Analyst and Summer Associate Internship Program

7. Barclays Global Summer Analyst and Associate Programs

8. Guggenheim Securities Summer Analyst Internship Program

9. Perella Weinberg Partners Advisory Summer Internship Program

10. Houlihan Lokey Internship

Internship Rankings in Accounting, Consulting, Health Care, and More

Also this year, our Internship Rankings highlight the top programs for other industries, including Accounting, Construction, Consulting, Energy & Renewables, Financial Services, Health Care, Media, Retail & Consumer Products, and Tech & Engineering. In addition, our rankings include other categories such as the 100 Best Internships30 Best Internships for Diversity30 Best Internships for Training & Mentoring, Most Prestigious Internships, and Best Internships by Role, including Data Analytics and Sales & Marketing. Check back here in the coming days for all of our Internship Rankings!