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Most Prestigious Internships

Vault asked thousands of current and former interns which employers have the most prestigious internships. Vault’s Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige. The 2021 rankings are based on the results of the 2020 Internship Survey conducted in the summer of 2020.
Survey Methodology

In 2020, Vault surveyed 11,000 current and former interns at more than 100 internship programs. In addition to asking respondents to rate and review their own internship experiences for our 2021 Best Internships Rankings, we asked interns to rate the prestige of other employers, to determine which internships are the most desirable.

Survey respondents were presented with a list of top companies and asked to rate each company on how prestigious its internship is on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. Interns were asked to rate only the companies with whose reputations they are familiar and were unable to rate their own employers. Vault averaged the ratings for each employer and then ranked them in order, starting with the highest score as No. 1, down to No. 50.

The Most Prestigious Internships represent the employers whose internships were rated highest in prestige by survey respondents.

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2021 Most Prestigious Internships

#1
SCORE 9.343
2020 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.244
2020 Rank 3
#3
SCORE 9.170
2020 Rank 2
#4
SCORE 8.922
2020 Rank 4
#5
SCORE 8.777
2020 Rank 8
#6
SCORE 8.739
2020 Rank 10
#7
SCORE 8.635
2020 Rank NR
#8
SCORE 8.527
2020 Rank 5
#9
SCORE 8.462
2020 Rank NR
#10
SCORE 8.414
2020 Rank 7