The 12 Best Internships (as reported by Glassdoor)

Landing an internship is a great way to build the foundation of a new career – and get your foot in the door when it comes time to apply for a full-time job at a company.

Too many interns, all over the country, spend their summers stapling stacks of papers and fetching coffee for little or no pay.  But a lucky handful do their research, apply themselves and get a chance to engage in valuable, challenging and educational work.

These best internships are usually those with the most applicants, the highest pay, and rave reviews. Each year, the best students fight for the opportunity to get those top internships, because they are the shortest route to a successful career.

Glassdoor, a social jobs and career community, publishes an annual list of the Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns, which is based entirely on feedback from interns who are currently or have previously worked at more than 5,300 different businesses. Glassdoor’s respondents rated their level of satisfaction with their employers and their internships on a 5-point scale. Here are the Top 12 Internships their survey uncovered:

Company

Rating

Job Title

Avg Monthly Base

Google

4.6

Software Engineer Intern

Intern

$6,432

$5,787

Proctor & Gamble

4.2

Intern

$3,997

Qualcomm

4.2

Intern

Software Engineering Intern

$4,995

$4,690

Microsoft

4.2

Research Intern

Software Development Engineer Intern

Program Manager Intern

$7,050

$5,910

$5,795

Nordstrom

4.1

Intern

$2,006

GE

4.1

Intern

$2,874

PwC

4.1

Advisory Intern

Intern

Assurance intern

Tax Intern

Audit Intern

$4,873

$4,154

$4,014

$3,914

$3,749

Intel

4.1

Undergraduate Technical Intern

$4,280

KPMG

4.0

Intern

$3,729

Cisco

4.0

Intern

Software Engineering Intern

$4,077

$3,618

Ernst & Young

3.9

Audit Intern

Tax Intern

Intern

$4,269

$4,165

$3,875

IBM

3.9

Software Engineer Intern

$4,609