For most of us, we’ve already joined the working world, but there are a lot of future girlbosses in full-blown study mode working on getting that college degree. While many recent college grads are on the hunt for the top jobs in the US, current students are just starting the hunt for a grade-A internship to spice up their summer and impress potential employers. And the Top Internships of 2017, released today by The Vault, might just make that hunt a little bit more competitive.

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In what is likely one of the least surprising statements of the season, everyone’s favorite tech giant, Google, came in first for the second year in a row. In other, bigger moves, Nike moved up four spots to number eight and ESPN jumped five spots to number 15. Check out the most prestigious internships below and the Top 50 Best Internships here (and start polishing those resumes now).


  1. Google
  2. Apple
  3. Facebook
  4. Goldman Sachs & Co.
  5. Microsoft Corporation
  6. Tesla Motors
  7. J.P. Morgan
  8. Nike
  9. The Walt Disney Company
  10. Morgan Stanley
  12. PwC
  13. Twitter
  14. IBM
  15. ESPN
  16. Deloitte
  17. Berkshire Hathaway
  18. McKinsey & Company
  19. The Boston Consulting Group
  20. Intel Corporation

In order to get the official rankings for 2017, The Vault surveyed more than 8,500 current and former interns from more than 100 employers over the summer. In order to determine which internships were the most sought after, respondents were asked to rate and review their own internship experiences while at the same time rate the prestige of other top employers. The score for each employer was then averaged and ranked from one to 50.

On the edge about whether or not an internship is for you? Well, 98 percent of respondents’ internships were paid, and more than half (56 percent to be exact) of internships turned into full-time gigs. To take a look at the full rankings and specific internships for each industry, check out The Vault internship website.

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