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:
- Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
- Ernst & Young (EY)
- New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC)
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
- General Electric (GE)
- The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
- Intel Corporation
- Lockheed Martin
- Southwestern Advantage
- Quicken Loans
- BDO USA
- Johnson & Johnson
- Liberty Mutual
- RSM US LLP
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(CollegeGrad site, accessed 3/22)
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