The Rankings Are In: These Are the Best Internships of 2017
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.
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).
THE TOP 20 MOST PRESTIGIOUS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS FOR 2017
- Goldman Sachs & Co.
- Microsoft Corporation
- Tesla Motors
- J.P. Morgan
- The Walt Disney Company
- Morgan Stanley
- Berkshire Hathaway
- McKinsey & Company
- The Boston Consulting Group
- 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.
Tweet us where you’re interning @BritandCo!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!