Top 20 intern employers for 2017

These companies have hired hundreds of interns this year


While tech and professional services firms made up most of CollegeGrad's list of top intern employers for 2017, a lesser-known nonprofit took the number one spot. 

The list is based on a survey by CollegeGrad each year to organizations that hire for internships. Researchers restrict the list to internships that are paid and that provide professional work experience.

Internships are increasingly important for students, as companies now tend to look to their intern pool when hiring  full-time permanent roles. However, getting an internship may be harder than ever, as many employers are now partial to candidates who already have industry-specific qualifications. 

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The top 20 employers of interns on this year's list are: 

  1. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  2. Ernst & Young (EY)
  3. New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC)
  4. KPMG
  5. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  6. General Electric (GE)
  7. Deloitte
  8. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
  9. Intel Corporation
  10. Amazon
  11. Lockheed Martin
  12. Southwestern Advantage
  13. Dell
  14. Quicken Loans
  15. Microsoft
  16. BDO USA
  17. Johnson & Johnson
  18. Liberty Mutual
  19. Qualcomm
  20. RSM US LLP

How one university used internships—and other strategies—to boost English Department enrollment

(CollegeGrad site, accessed 3/22)


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