30 Best Internships for Diversity

Published: Oct 26, 2021

Today, we’re pleased to release our new ranking of the 30 Best Internship Programs for Overall Diversity. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 11,400 current and former interns from more than 100 internship programs. This past summer, Firsthand asked interns to rate their internship experiences in a variety of areas, including career development, compensation, full-time employment prospects, interview process, quality of life, and diversity.

As for diversity, interns were asked to rate their program’s DE&I efforts when it comes to culture, hiring, and mentoring with respect to the following groups: women, underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Interns were asked to rate their programs’ efforts for each group on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means “needs a lot of improvement” and 10 means “receptive and effective.” Firsthand then averaged each program’s scores and ranked the programs accordingly.

Our 30 Best Internship Programs for Overall Diversity Are:

1. Infosys InStep Internship

2. Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP's Summer Internship

3. Comcast/NBCUniversal Comcast Center Internship Program

4. Unilever Internship Program

5. PKF O’Connor Davies Internship

6. The Home Depot Internship Program

7. The Climate Corporation Internship Program

8. Comcast Central Division Internship Program

9. McMaster-Carr Internship Program

10. MetLife Internship

11. H&CO, LLP Internship

12. The Marcum Internship Program

13 (tie). Armanino LLP Audit Internship, Tax Internship, Consulting Internship

13 (tie). CapTech Elevate Internship Program

15. Comcast/NBCUniversal Comcast Center Internship Program

16. Discover Internship Program

17. Grant Thornton LLP Internship Program

18. CohnReznick Imagine More Internship Program

19. College Works Painting Internship

20. Evercore Advisory Summer Analyst and Summer Associate Program

21. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Internship Program

22. Cotton & Company LLP Internship Program

23. Withum Internship Program

24. UScellular Internship Program

25. CDW Summer Internship Program

26. DTCC EDGE Summer Internship Program

27. Ericsson North America Summer Internship Program

28. FedEx College Connections Intern Program

29. Moss Adams Summer Internship Program

30. CVS Health Corporate Intern Program

Internship Rankings by Prestige, Industry, Role, and More

In addition to Diversity, our 2022 Internship Rankings highlight the top programs in numerous other categories, including the 100 Best Internship Programs, Most Prestigious Internships, Best Internships by Industry, Best Internships by Employment Factor, and Best Internships by Role. Check back here in the coming days for more of our Internship Rankings!

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