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by Firsthand | October 28, 2021


There’s perhaps no more important aspect to an internship than training and mentoring. The level of learning, coaching, and mentoring you receive during an internship can make a monumental difference when it comes to launching your career post-graduation. Which makes our new ranking of the 30 Best Internship Programs for Training & Mentoring one of our most important, and we’re excited to be able to share it with you today.

This new ranking is based on a survey of more than 11,400 current and former interns from more than 100 internship programs. This past summer, we asked interns to rate their internship experiences in numerous areas, including training and mentoring. Interns were asked to rate their satisfaction with their programs’ training and mentoring efforts on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means “completely unsatisfied” and 10 means “completely satisfied.” Firsthand then averaged each program’s scores and ranked the programs accordingly.

Our 30 Best Internships for Training & Mentoring Are:

1. Infosys InStep Internship

2. CapTech Elevate Internship Program

3. Exelaration

4. Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP's Summer Internship

5 (tie). College Works Painting Internship

5 (tie). Unilever Internship Program

7. Lyft Software Engineering Internship

8. Evercore Advisory Summer Analyst and Summer Associate Program

9. American Electric Power Internship

10. Ross Stores Internship Program

11. CBIZ, Inc. and CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. Internship

12. HITT Futures Internship

13 .Nickelodeon Animation NICKternship Program

14 (tie). The Garrett Companies Internship Program

14 (tie). McMaster-Carr Internship Program

14 (tie). Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Internship Program

17 (tie). The Home Depot Internship Program         

17 (tie). Vanguard College to Corporate Internship

19. Radio Flyer Internship

20. Bates White Summer Consultant Program

21. PKF O’Connor Davies Internship

22. Charles Schwab Intern Academy

23. MetLife Internship

24. Fox Corporation Internship Program

25. Northwestern Mutual Internship Program

26. Comcast Central Division Internship Program

27. CohnReznick Imagine More Internship Program

28. DAVIS Intern Experience Internship

29 (tie). Guggenheim Securities Summer Associate Internship Program

29 (tie). Liberty Mutual Internship Program

Internship Rankings by Prestige, Diversity, Industry, and More

In addition to Training & Mentoring, our Internship Rankings highlight the top programs in numerous other categories, including the 100 Best Internship Programs, 30 Best Internships for Diversity, Most Prestigious Internships, Best Internships by Industry, Best Internships by Employment Factor, and Best Internships by Role. Check back here in the coming days for more of our Internship Rankings!