Published: Oct 28, 2021
There’s perhaps no more important aspect to an internship than training and mentoring. The level of learning, coaching, and mentoring you receive during an internship can make a monumental difference when it comes to launching your career post-graduation. Which makes our new ranking of the 30 Best Internship Programs for Training & Mentoring one of our most important, and we’re excited to be able to share it with you today.
This new ranking is based on a survey of more than 11,400 current and former interns from more than 100 internship programs. This past summer, we asked interns to rate their internship experiences in numerous areas, including training and mentoring. Interns were asked to rate their satisfaction with their programs’ training and mentoring efforts on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means “completely unsatisfied” and 10 means “completely satisfied.” Firsthand then averaged each program’s scores and ranked the programs accordingly.
Our 30 Best Internships for Training & Mentoring Are:
2. CapTech Elevate Internship Program
4. Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP's Summer Internship
5 (tie). College Works Painting Internship
5 (tie). Unilever Internship Program
7. Lyft Software Engineering Internship
8. Evercore Advisory Summer Analyst and Summer Associate Program
9. American Electric Power Internship
10. Ross Stores Internship Program
11. CBIZ, Inc. and CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. Internship
13 .Nickelodeon Animation NICKternship Program
14 (tie). The Garrett Companies Internship Program
14 (tie). McMaster-Carr Internship Program
14 (tie). Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Internship Program
17 (tie). The Home Depot Internship Program
17 (tie). Vanguard College to Corporate Internship
20. Bates White Summer Consultant Program
21. PKF O’Connor Davies Internship
22. Charles Schwab Intern Academy
24. Fox Corporation Internship Program
25. Northwestern Mutual Internship Program
26. Comcast Central Division Internship Program
27. CohnReznick Imagine More Internship Program
28. DAVIS Intern Experience Internship
29 (tie). Guggenheim Securities Summer Associate Internship Program
29 (tie). Liberty Mutual Internship Program
Internship Rankings by Prestige, Diversity, Industry, and More
In addition to Training & Mentoring, our Internship Rankings highlight the top programs in numerous other categories, including the 100 Best Internship Programs, 30 Best Internships for Diversity, 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!
On your career path, you’re going to need a lot of resources, and a mentor should be at the top of your list. A mentor is someone who can give you all sorts of professional advantages, from sharing life wisdom to connecting you with other subject matter experts.
Internships are a reality that every student in their later years of school are faced with. While universities try their best to place students in their dream jobs, the question of what one’s dream job is continues to plague the minds of every student!
Is my dream job what I think it is, or is it something I am meant for but have never had the opportunity to experience? Well, maybe one of the best ways to find out would be to try out—and what better way to try out a “dream” job than having a small test run or, to put it differently, getting an internship in a field one aspires to be in.
Each year, Vault surveys thousands of current and former interns at more than 100 internship programs to create our annual Internship Rankings. Last year, we asked 12,000 interns to rate their programs in a variety of areas, including quality of projects, real-life experience, networking opportunities, training and mentoring, and more.