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These companies were selected as the 100 best internship programs in the U.S.
by a panel of industry expert judges and thousands of public votes.

Congratulations to the #1 internship program winner, SAP.

Name Do You Pay Your Interns? Fun Fact About this Program
SAP Yes SAP is the winner of the #1 intern program of 2019. SAP's 1,000+ interns represent six countries and 18 cities worldwide. Their program is truly global and does a great job at making interns in different countries feel connected and part of one program. Additionally, SAP has one of the highest offer-acceptance rates for interns who get full-time offers of the companies on this list–a sign that shows SAP interns generally love their program!
Accolade Yes An Accolade internship integrates knowledge learned in the classroom with on-the-job experience in the student’s desired career field through executive exposure, opportunities to create innovative business solutions and more!
ACT Yes In addition to their traditional internship program, ACT also offers non-traditional internships for students who have intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.
Actifio Yes Actifio sends interns to Tech Jam and BostonFest (Boston-based conferences) to develop networking skills and learn more about the business sector, so interns can thrive during and after the internship.
Akamai Technologies Yes Beyond Akamai's tech program being 50% female this year, their interns make a real impact. One intern created an active graphic of Akamai's security network that is featured on screens throughout the company!
Altria Yes Altria interns receive structured training curriculum through a digital learning platform and in-person sessions that's tailored to their specific interests.
Apex Systems Yes Apex interns receive a week-long training program that mixes classroom-style learning sessions, job shadowing, and presentations to allow them to interact with all of Apex's departments.
Asurion Yes Interns can become certified Asurion Brand Ambassadors during their 10-week internships while they develop their professional skills on the job. They also get 1-1 time with executives like the CMO!
AutoZone Yes AutoZone interns (aka AutoZoners) participate in the ToastMaster International Program, where they give three speeches throughout the program to develop presentation skills.
Bank of America Yes BoA welcomed its most diverse class of summer interns in BoA history, with more than 1,500 interns in 2019 where 47% were female (up from 45% last year) and 57% were people of color (up from 55%).
BlackRock Yes BlackRock interns are able to participate in a portfolio innovation challenge, where they each build an innovative model portfolio.
Bloomberg Yes Bloomberg interns participate in an annual Intern Day of Service, where they're given the chance to give back to the community.
Bluegreen Vacations Yes Bluegreen Vacations interns are given a round-robin style internship over the course of two summers, where they learn what it means to operate a resort.
BMW of North America, LLC Yes BMW of North America interns are eligible to apply to the Global Leader Development Program, an 18-month rotational program with two international assignments.
Box, Inc. Yes In addition to the events Box hosts for its interns, Box organizes a dinner for interns to meet with and learn from all 3 Box co-founders (some of the most legendary people in Silicon Valley)!
Burlington Stores Yes An Intern's dream! Burlington's departments can only hire interns if the department can commit to having full-time headcount available one year later–so if all Interns are successful, everyone gets an offer!
Carnival Cruise Line Entertainment Yes Carnival interns spend three days in Miami for orientation before setting sail on a cruise ship for their 12-week internship!
CBS News Yes CBS News intern teams are given one week to complete a three-minute news piece on a topic of their choosing.
CenturyLink Yes CenturyLink interns attend multiple networking events throughout the summer, and the program is capped off by a chilly reception—a Snow Cone Party!
Cigna Yes Cigna offers all interns a 401K plan along with competitive internship compensation–talk about perks!
Cisco Yes In addition to Cisco's summer internship, Cisco has a 1 year International Internship Program for top students from around the world to work alongside Cisco's lead architects and developers at HQ.
Citi Yes The number of interns Citi hires each summer is equal to the same number of full-time roles they need to fill the following year.
Clark Construction Group, LLC Yes Clark interns learn how to lay the groundwork for construction projects through project management and field superviersion trainings to coordinating the "nuts and bolts" onsite–literally!
CohnReznick Yes From in-person client meeting trips to real audits, the CohnReznick interns participate in all areas of responsibilities of their entry-level counterparts!
Compassion International Yes Compassion International interns are offered a week-long trip to Latin America where they learn from local Compassion workers and serve Compassion-sponsored children.
CrowdStrike Yes CrowdStrike is the fastest growing endpoint protection company, and while interning at Crowdstrike, Interns get to dip their toes into cybersecurity consulting while accelerating their careers.
Deutsche Bank Yes In addition to their prestigious college internships, they have an internship program that targets graduating high school seniors to work in the Bank's NYC office for 8 weeks. Talk about an early resume booster!
DICK'S Sporting Goods Yes DICK'S Sporting Goods partners with Allegheny Conference's "Pittsburgh Passport Series" to enable the DICK'S interns to network across all major employers in the City of Pittsburg.
Dow Jones & Co. Yes All Dow Jones interns are paired with mentors that offer real-life advice on how to progress their careers after graduation.
Enterprise Holdings Yes Enterprise Holdings offers the Management Internship Program to give interns hands-on experience of what it means to run a business, from logistics to marketing and sales!
Epsilon Yes Epsilon kick-starts its internship program with a three-day centralized intern orientation. After that, interns embark on 11 weeks of real-world immersion designed to prepare them for their careers.
EY Yes EY holds an Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) in Orlando, Florida where all 3,400 interns (from around the world) meet for development and team building-activities.
Facebook Yes World-class mentors, benefits (same as fulltime employees), and housing assistance are just a few reasons why Facebook's Intern Program was ranked #1 by Glassdoor two years in a row!
Fiserv Yes Fiserv's internships act as an interview into their early career graduate rotational programs, offering more than 100 positions annually to college graduates around the globe.
Gallagher Yes Gallagher's Summer Internship Program began in 1965 with a single intern, and now sees over 500 each summer! Today, 39 former interns hold Executive Leadership roles at Gallagher.
Gap Inc. Yes Interns attend Gap's retail academy–dedicated to training all interns in every aspect of the retail business. They even take the stress out of moving and starting a new job by providing housing for their interns.
Gartner Yes Beyond the fact that every intern has an opportunity to earn a full-time job at the end of the program, many Gartner interns claim to have learned more in their internship than in their prior 3 years of school.
GE Appliances, a Haier company Yes Beyond having one of the highest intern conversion rates of companies on this list, GE Appliances sends employees to their Employee Resource Group in Campus Recruiting to tell their story to students on campus.
General Dynamics Corporation Yes GD interns support meaningful work across technical domains from Cybersecurity and IT, to all disciplines of Engineering; many of such opportunities qualify interns for their clearance and conversion to full time positions.
General Electric Yes GE has one of the highest intern conversion rates of anyone on this list–which is proof that they treat the internship program as a 12-week two-way interview!
Goldman Sachs Yes Goldman Sachs attracts all types of students to their internship program–this year's interns included a Hollywood body double, a semi-professional basketball player, and a Royal Air Force cadet!
Google Yes One of Google's intern programs is so bold that it's actually named BOLD ('Build Opportunities for Leadership & Development'). BOLD interns are non-technical and join teams like Sales, Marketing, HR, and more.
HubSpot Yes HubSpot interns and co-ops are treated as full-time employees and allowed the freedom to work on projects they’re passionate about. Plus you can't beat the coffee bar, dogs in the office, an onsite gym and more!
IBM Yes 600+ of IBM's Tech Interns wrap up their experience in Walt Disney World where they present their final projects to IBM's senior leadership.
iCIMS Yes Their internship program kicks-off with a four-day on-boarding program with professional development–rounding it out with a celebration, complete with superlatives such as "Most Likely To Become CFO.”
IDeaS Yes First impressions matter...and that's why IDeaS interns get an awesome welcome gift 2-months prior to their actual start date.
Intuit Yes Intuit encourages its employees to take 10% of their working hours as “unstructured time” so they can pursue ideas and projects they are passionate about.
Jacobs Yes All of Jacobs' interns can compete in a country-wide presentation competition where the finalist all get flown to Dallas, TX for the final round.
John Deere Yes John Deere’s interns get to enjoy a lot of perks offered to full-time employees like Subsidized Housing and Tuition Reimbursement!
KPMG LLP Yes KPMG isn't just WayUp's 2018 Top Internship program; in 2020, KPMG interns will be the first class to attend training at KPMG's new $450 million Learning, Development, and Innovation Center in Lake Nona, Florida.
Kroger Yes Kroger interns get exposure to various departments, from retail to technology, aircraft, and much more–all the while being allowed to work flexible schedules. Clearly, they put trust in their interns!
L’Oréal Yes L'Oréal hosts one of the best National Intern Day parties in the country every July–when they rent out the Intrepid Air & Space Museum exclusively for their interns and the CEO to celebrate together!
Liberty Mutual Insurance Yes LMI takes internships very seriously and dedicates significant resources to ensure they recruit the right interns–in a typical year, more than 80% of LMI interns receive full-time job offers.
Lincoln Electric Yes Lincoln Electric interns get everything from local LE plant tours, "Book Bag to Briefcase" (trainings for entering the work force), welding classes to anti-harassment training. Talk about a diverse education!
Lockheed Martin Yes Lockheed Martin focuses on ensuring interns make a real-world impact with professional development training sessions, and creating a team environment for interns through outings at Six Flags.
Maxim Integrated Yes Maxim interns get to interact regularly with their CEO, learning firsthand about what it takes to succeed in business. There are also workshops and frequent guest speakers to hear from.
Micron Technology Yes Executive lunches, job shadowing in their field, social outings, and face-time with the CEO are just some of the many perks interns love about learning at Micron.
Motorola Solutions Inc. Yes From direct contact with Motorola senior leaders to their Motorola Solutions Day of Caring, Motorola hopes every intern grows both personally and professionally during their internship.
Nasdaq Yes Some of the past Nasdaq summer interns have been brought on stage to present with the CEO (Adena Friedman, a former intern herself) in front of the entire Nasdaq company!
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Yes Student interns get a top secret security clearance before they begin work–which is worth $3,000 - $15,000 (NGIA covers that cost). The clearance lasts 5 years, regardless of if the intern stays or leaves.
NCR Corporation Yes Through tech talks, community philanthropy, and participation at an Internship Expo, NCR pushes interns to become better professionals and humans!
NetApp Yes NetApp interns attend company-wide meetings, receive volunteer time-off opportunities, free gym memberships, and a variety of on-site amenities like auto detailing, oil changes, and practicing their short game on a putting green!
NetJets Yes NetJet interns gain on-the-job experience, receive training and development from senior leaders, and have the ability to fly on ferry flights, experiencing what it’s like to be an owner of NetJets.
Northern Trust Yes Interns work on teams from Tech to Asset Management–no matter the team, interns help to oversee trillions of dollars in assets. Meanwhile, they're encouraged to meet and get coffee with employees from other teams.
NovuHealth Yes At this late stage startup, interns get to engage with and even report to executive leadership. If that's not enough, interns also give presentations at the end of their internship to the entire company.
Oshkosh Corporation Yes Oshkosh interns are given paid holidays and paid time to volunteer in the community. They also get dinner with the CEO and executive leadership team, and attend an end-of-the-year summer expo.
Pegasystems Yes Not only does Pegasystems ensure they're recruiting all types of students (including international students), they also provide a certification course and training in Pega Technology to all interns.
PenFed Yes Every week, one day is set aside as an internship "learning day" where interns interact with the company's executive leaders and learn about all aspects of the business.
PeoplesBank Yes PeoplesBank interns not only get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to operate a bank, they also get hands-on experience to work on passion projects like Habitat for Humanity’s Build Days!
Publicis Health Yes Publicis Heath’s 70 interns develop their skills by creating and pitching campaign ideas to real nonprofit clients–like the Skin Cancer Foundation and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
PulsePoint Yes Interns get to embody the PulsePoint core value of "Have Fun Or Go Home" by mastering the art of ping pong, Tie Dye Pride Parade, summer bbq's, and department outings at Yankee Stadium.
PwC Yes Want a job out of school? PwC is the place to intern: 90% of interns receive full-time offers!
R/GA Yes R/GA interns are taught to embrace diversity and inclusion through a trademarked game called "Not So Frequently Asked Questions,” where employees share and celebrate each other's differences.
Raytheon Company Yes Raytheon offers students full-time and part-time internships throughout the year (with many converting to full-time jobs), so that interns can continue working during the school year.
Salesforce Yes Interns work on real-world projects that have a huge impact. For example, past interns have had their projects presented at Dreamforce, the biggest tech conference held annually in San Francisco!
Samsung Yes Samsung hires interns for some of the hottest roles and areas at the company—including a Wearable Tech Designer internship!
Schneider Electric Yes SE offers internships in the Summer, Fall and Spring, and engages interns to work on challenging projects while attending career series events and networking opportunities.
Southern Company Yes Based on the companies who submitted diversity data in this list, Southern Company has one of the most diverse internship programs in the country (potentially in the world), and has won numerous awards for it.
Southwest Airlines Yes All Southwest, interns have unlimited free travel to wherever the airline flies!
Southwestern Advantage Yes They've been offering a leadership program for college students since 1868 -- the oldest on this list! Prior to each summer, their interns receive 1-2 hours of individual and group training each week.
Splunk Yes Splunk interns receive 26 days of technology, product, and public speaking training–all of which they can obtain certifications for.
TD Ameritrade Yes TDA hosts an intern-wide ideation competition where interns submit ideas for improving client experiences or internal systems. Winners are chosen by popular peer vote and a panel of executive judges.
TE Connectivity Yes TE Connectivity provides personal branding support from their Recruitment Marketing Team (including "Rock Your LinkedIn Profile" workshops), in addition to panel discussions with successful past interns.
The Aerospace Corporation Yes Aerospace helps find students their place in space, partnering them with mentors and networking opportunities (through their internal TECTalk program) to help interns build long lasting relationships.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Yes In addition to the great work interns get to do everyday, they also go on tours to the Goodyear blimp hangar, see where they make race tires, participate in three group volunteer days, and more.
The Home Depot Yes Home Depot's internship program helps establish the building blocks of your career. They have proven success—80% of interns last year received a full-time offer!
The NRP Group, LLC Yes Many of NRP's interns are afforded an opportunity to travel with their colleagues to attend a professional conference in order to give them real-world experience of what it's like to represent NRP.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Yes Thermo Fisher technology interns work on everything from Nobel-Prize-winning chemistry to forensic laboratory work.
TransPerfect Yes In addition to pitching new ideas to senior leadership during their Innovation Challenge, TransPerfect interns are treated to ice cream socials, bowling outings, and a scavenger hunt through NYC.
Travelers Yes Travelers boasts more than 400 interns who can attend sporting events (including the PGA!), volunteer with United Way, and so much more—all while preparing for a future full-time career.
Trimble (TMW Systems) Yes Trimble ensures all interns have meaningful summers by requiring hiring managers to come up with a meaningful project before they can even request to have an intern for the summer.
Under Armour Yes Under Armour won the #1 internship program award in 2017; their program is one of the most diverse on this list; and they cover housing, pay competitively, and give meaningful positions to all interns.
Unilever Yes Interns present their summer projects at the end of the internship to executives. They also can partake in fun events, like a "Chopped-style" cooking event in the Unilever Food Solutions kitchen with renown chefs.
United Airlines Yes Interns are given unlimited standby flight privileges. Not only are interns encouraged to take the flights–they also have weekly photo contests to showcase their trips and new travel buddies.
USAA Yes USAA interns are eligible for all of the same benefits as full-time employees.
Valley Bank Yes Valley Bank interns are assigned mentors who help them work on presentation skills, anti-fraud practices, and more!
WEX Inc. Yes Here are just several of the speakers WEX interns are able to hear from: WEX CEO Melissa Smith; returning interns; and the Global Director of Diversity, who teaches interns about compensation and how to advocate for themselves.
Workiva Yes Workiva interns have a first-class ticket to a fast-paced and innovative culture. Software Engineer Interns can even see their code live in production environments.
WorkMarket, an ADP Company Yes The program is divided into two parts. Interns spend the first three weeks where they’re in Eng group (DevOps, QA, Frontend, etc) for three days at a time. Then they can choose or develop their own project to work on for the next six weeks.
ZX Ventures Yes ZX treats their interns more like internal entrepreneurs. We bring together our intrapreneurs with undergraduate and MBA interns to test, validate, and pitch ideas to internal investors for funding.

*Winners are listed in alphabetical order, not by ranking.