100,000+ Students Voted On This IT Company As #1 Internship of 2019

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In case you're considering some internships, Google and Facebook are now offering the most sought-after internships and jobs in the world. According to the survey conducted by the career site WayUp among over 100,000 students, SAP offers the best internship of 2019. The Typical Student team learned more about the most popular internships in 2019. 


2019 Top 100 Internship Programs


The complete list of the 2019 Top Internship Programs contains a selection of companies, from household names to less popular organizations. Here you will find companies like Google and Facebook alongside less-known names like CohnReznick, Accolade, Intelligence Agency, etc. 

See the full list of the top internship programs of 2019, as posted on the WayUp website:



Fun Fact About this Program


SAP is the winner of the #1 intern program of 2019. SAP's 1,000+ interns represent six countries and 18 cities worldwide. Their program is truly global and does a great job at making interns in different countries feel connected and part of one program. Additionally, SAP has one of the highest offer-acceptance rates for interns who get full-time offers of the companies on this list–a sign that shows SAP interns generally love their program!


An Accolade internship integrates knowledge learned in the classroom with on-the-job experience in theName student’s desired career field through executive exposure, opportunities to create innovative business solutions and more!


In addition to their traditional internship program, ACT also offers non-traditional internships for students who have intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.


Actifio sends interns to Tech Jam and BostonFest (Boston-based conferences) to develop networking skills and learn more about the business sector, so interns can thrive during and after the internship.

Akamai Technologies

Beyond Akamai's tech program being 50% female this year, their interns make a real impact. One intern created an active graphic of Akamai's security network that is featured on screens throughout the company!


Altria interns receive structured training curriculum through a digital learning platform and in-person sessions that's tailored to their specific interests.

Apex Systems

Apex interns receive a week-long training program that mixes classroom-style learning sessions, job shadowing, and presentations to allow them to interact with all of Apex's departments.


Interns can become certified Asurion Brand Ambassadors during their 10-week internships while they develop their professional skills on the job. They also get 1-1 time with executives like the CMO!


AutoZone interns (aka AutoZoners) participate in the ToastMaster International Program, where they give three speeches throughout the program to develop presentation skills.

Bank of America

BoA welcomed its most diverse class of summer interns in BoA history, with more than 1,500 interns in 2019 where 47% were female (up from 45% last year) and 57% were people of color (up from 55%).


BlackRock interns are able to participate in a portfolio innovation challenge, where they each build an innovative model portfolio.


Bloomberg interns participate in an annual Intern Day of Service, where they're given the chance to give back to the community.

Bluegreen Vacations

Bluegreen Vacations interns are given a round-robin style internship over the course of two summers, where they learn what it means to operate a resort.

BMW of North America, LLC

BMW of North America interns are eligible to apply to the Global Leader Development Program, an 18-month rotational program with two international assignments.

Box, Inc.

In addition to the events Box hosts for its interns, Box organizes a dinner for interns to meet with and learn from all 3 Box co-founders (some of the most legendary people in Silicon Valley)!

Burlington Stores

An Intern's dream! Burlington's departments can only hire interns if the department can commit to having full-time headcount available one year later–so if all Interns are successful, everyone gets an offer!

Carnival Cruise Line Entertainment

Carnival interns spend three days in Miami for orientation before setting sail on a cruise ship for their 12-week internship!

CBS News

CBS News intern teams are given one week to complete a three-minute news piece on a topic of their choosing.


CenturyLink interns attend multiple networking events throughout the summer, and the program is capped off by a chilly reception—a Snow Cone Party!


Cigna offers all interns a 401K plan along with competitive internship compensation–talk about perks!


In addition to Cisco's summer internship, Cisco has a 1 year International Internship Program for top students from around the world to work alongside Cisco's lead architects and developers at HQ.


The number of interns Citi hires each summer is equal to the same number of full-time roles they need to fill the following year.

Clark Construction Group, LLC

Clark interns learn how to lay the groundwork for construction projects through project management and field superviersion trainings to coordinating the "nuts and bolts" onsite–literally!


From in-person client meeting trips to real audits, the CohnReznick interns participate in all areas of responsibilities of their entry-level counterparts!

Compassion International

Compassion International interns are offered a week-long trip to Latin America where they learn from local Compassion workers and serve Compassion-sponsored children.


CrowdStrike is the fastest growing endpoint protection company, and while interning at Crowdstrike, Interns get to dip their toes into cybersecurity consulting while accelerating their careers.

Deutsche Bank

In addition to their prestigious college internships, they have an internship program that targets graduating high school seniors to work in the Bank's NYC office for 8 weeks. Talk about an early resume booster!

DICK'S Sporting Goods

DICK'S Sporting Goods partners with Allegheny Conference's "Pittsburgh Passport Series" to enable the DICK'S interns to network across all major employers in the City of Pittsburg.

Dow Jones & Co.

All Dow Jones interns are paired with mentors that offer real-life advice on how to progress their careers after graduation.

Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings offers the Management Internship Program to give interns hands-on experience of what it means to run a business, from logistics to marketing and sales!


Epsilon kick-starts its internship program with a three-day centralized intern orientation. After that, interns embark on 11 weeks of real-world immersion designed to prepare them for their careers.


EY holds an Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) in Orlando, Florida where all 3,400 interns (from around the world) meet for development and team building-activities.


World-class mentors, benefits (same as fulltime employees), and housing assistance are just a few reasons why Facebook's Intern Program was ranked #1 by Glassdoor two years in a row!


Fiserv's internships act as an interview into their early career graduate rotational programs, offering more than 100 positions annually to college graduates around the globe.


Gallagher's Summer Internship Program began in 1965 with a single intern, and now sees over 500 each summer! Today, 39 former interns hold Executive Leadership roles at Gallagher.

Gap Inc.

Interns attend Gap's retail academy–dedicated to training all interns in every aspect of the retail business. They even take the stress out of moving and starting a new job by providing housing for their interns.


Beyond the fact that every intern has an opportunity to earn a full-time job at the end of the program, many Gartner interns claim to have learned more in their internship than in their prior 3 years of school.

GE Appliances, a Haier company

Beyond having one of the highest intern conversion rates of companies on this list, GE Appliances sends employees to their Employee Resource Group in Campus Recruiting to tell their story to students on campus.

General Dynamics Corporation

Engineering interns at General Dynamics get to help design the next generation of submarines or support hands-on problem solving during the construction process—while touring the shipyards!

General Electric

GE has one of the highest intern conversion rates of anyone on this list–which is proof that they treat the internship program as a 12-week two-way interview!

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs attracts all types of students to their internship program–this year's interns included a Hollywood body double, a semi-professional basketball player, and a Royal Air Force cadet!

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

In addition to the great work interns get to do everyday, they also go on tours to the Goodyear blimp hangar, see where they make race tires, participate in three group volunteer days, and more.


One of Google's intern programs is so bold that it's actually named BOLD ('Build Opportunities for Leadership & Development'). BOLD interns are non-technical and join teams like Sales, Marketing, HR, and more.


HubSpot interns and co-ops are treated as full-time employees and allowed the freedom to work on projects they’re passionate about. Plus you can't beat the coffee bar, dogs in the office, an onsite gym and more!


600+ of IBM's Tech Interns wrap up their experience in Walt Disney World where they present their final projects to IBM's senior leadership.


Their internship program kicks-off with a four-day on-boarding program with professional development–rounding it out with a celebration, complete with superlatives such as "Most Likely To Become CFO.”


First impressions matter...and that's why IDeaS interns get an awesome welcome gift 2-months prior to their actual start date.


Intuit encourages its employees to take 10% of their working hours as “unstructured time” so they can pursue ideas and projects they are passionate about.


All of Jacobs' interns can compete in a country-wide presentation competition where the finalist all get flown to Dallas, TX for the final round.

John Deere

John Deere’s interns get to enjoy a lot of perks offered to full-time employees like Subsidized Housing and Tuition Reimbursement!


KPMG isn't just WayUp's 2018 Top Internship program; in 2020, KPMG interns will be the first class to attend training at KPMG's new $450 million Learning, Development, and Innovation Center in Lake Nona, Florida.


Kroger interns get exposure to various departments, from retail to technology, aircraft, and much more–all the while being allowed to work flexible schedules. Clearly, they put trust in their interns!


L'Oréal hosts one of the best National Intern Day parties in the country every July–when they rent out the Intrepid Air & Space Museum exclusively for their interns and the CEO to celebrate together!

Liberty Mutual Insurance

LMI takes internships very seriously and dedicates significant resources to ensure they recruit the right interns–in a typical year, more than 80% of LMI interns receive full-time job offers.

Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric interns get everything from local LE plant tours, "Book Bag to Briefcase" (trainings for entering the work force), welding classes to anti-harassment training. Talk about a diverse education!

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin focuses on ensuring interns make a real-world impact with professional development training sessions, and creating a team environment for interns through outings at Six Flags.

Maxim Integrated

Maxim interns get to interact regularly with their CEO, learning firsthand about what it takes to succeed in business. There are also workshops and frequent guest speakers to hear from.

Micron Technology

Executive lunches, job shadowing in their field, social outings, and face-time with the CEO are just some of the many perks interns love about learning at Micron.

Motorola Solutions Inc.

From direct contact with Motorola senior leaders to their Motorola Solutions Day of Caring, Motorola hopes every intern grows both personally and professionally during their internship.


Some of the past Nasdaq summer interns have been brought on stage to present with the CEO (Adena Friedman, a former intern herself) in front of the entire Nasdaq company!

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Student interns get a top secret security clearance before they begin work–which is worth $3,000 - $15,000 (NGIA covers that cost). The clearance lasts 5 years, regardless of if the intern stays or leaves.

NCR Corporation

Through tech talks, community philanthropy, and participation at an Internship Expo, NCR pushes interns to become better professionals and humans!


NetApp interns attend company-wide meetings, receive volunteer time-off opportunities, free gym memberships, and a variety of on-site amenities like auto detailing, oil changes, and practicing their short game on a putting green!


NetJet interns gain on-the-job experience, receive training and development from senior leaders, and have the ability to fly on ferry flights, experiencing what it’s like to be an owner of NetJets.

Northern Trust

Interns work on teams from Tech to Asset Management–no matter the team, interns help to oversee trillions of dollars in assets. Meanwhile, they're encouraged to meet and get coffee with employees from other teams.


At this late stage startup, interns get to engage with and even report to executive leadership. If that's not enough, interns also give presentations at the end of their internship to the entire company.

Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh interns are given paid holidays and paid time to volunteer in the community. They also get dinner with the CEO and executive leadership team, and attend an end-of-the-year summer expo.


Not only does Pegasystems ensure they're recruiting all types of students (including international students), they also provide a certification course and training in Pega Technology to all interns.


Every week, one day is set aside as an internship "learning day" where interns interact with the company's executive leaders and learn about all aspects of the business.


PeoplesBank interns not only get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to operate a bank, they also get hands-on experience to work on passion projects like Habitat for Humanity’s Build Days!

Publicis Health

Publicis Heath’s 70 interns develop their skills by creating and pitching campaign ideas to real nonprofit clients–like the Skin Cancer Foundation and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


Interns get to embody the PulsePoint core value of "Have Fun Or Go Home" by mastering the art of ping pong, Tie Dye Pride Parade, summer bbq's, and department outings at Yankee Stadium.


Want a job out of school? PwC is the place to intern: 90% of interns receive full-time offers!


R/GA interns are taught to embrace diversity and inclusion through a trademarked game called "Not So Frequently Asked Questions,” where employees share and celebrate each other's differences.

Raytheon Company

Raytheon offers students full-time and part-time internships throughout the year (with many converting to full-time jobs), so that interns can continue working during the school year.


Interns work on real-world projects that have a huge impact. For example, past interns have had their projects presented at Dreamforce, the biggest tech conference held annually in San Francisco!


Samsung hires interns for some of the hottest roles and areas at the company—including a Wearable Tech Designer internship!

Schneider Electric

SE offers internships in the Summer, Fall and Spring, and engages interns to work on challenging projects while attending career series events and networking opportunities.

Southern Company

Based on the companies who submitted diversity data in this list, Southern Company has one of the most diverse internship programs in the country (potentially in the world), and has won numerous awards for it.

Southwest Airlines

All Southwest, interns have unlimited free travel to wherever the airline flies!

Southwestern Advantage

They've been offering a leadership program for college students since 1868 -- the oldest on this list! Prior to each summer, their interns receive 1-2 hours of individual and group training each week.


Splunk interns receive 26 days of technology, product, and public speaking training–all of which they can obtain certifications for.

TD Ameritrade

TDA hosts an intern-wide ideation competition where interns submit ideas for improving client experiences or internal systems. Winners are chosen by popular peer vote and a panel of executive judges.

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity provides personal branding support from their Recruitment Marketing Team (including "Rock Your LinkedIn Profile" workshops), in addition to panel discussions with successful past interns.

The Aerospace Corporation

Aerospace helps find students their place in space, partnering them with mentors and networking opportunities (through their internal TECTalk program) to help interns build long lasting relationships.

The Home Depot

Home Depot's internship program helps establish the building blocks of your career. They have proven success—80% of interns last year received a full-time offer!

The NRP Group, LLC

Many of NRP's interns are afforded an opportunity to travel with their colleagues to attend a professional conference in order to give them real-world experience of what it's like to represent NRP.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher technology interns work on everything from Nobel-Prize-winning chemistry to forensic laboratory work.


In addition to pitching new ideas to senior leadership during their Innovation Challenge, TransPerfect interns are treated to ice cream socials, bowling outings, and a scavenger hunt through NYC.


Travelers boasts more than 400 interns who can attend sporting events (including the PGA!), volunteer with United Way, and so much more—all while preparing for a future full-time career.

Trimble (TMW Systems)

Trimble ensures all interns have meaningful summers by requiring hiring managers to come up with a meaningful project before they can even request to have an intern for the summer.

Under Armour

Under Armour won the #1 internship program award in 2017; their program is one of the most diverse on this list; and they cover housing, pay competitively, and give meaningful positions to all interns.


Interns present their summer projects at the end of the internship to executives. They also can partake in fun events, like a "Chopped-style" cooking event in the Unilever Food Solutions kitchen with renown chefs.

United Airlines

Interns are given unlimited standby flight privileges. Not only are interns encouraged to take the flights–they also have weekly photo contests to showcase their trips and new travel buddies.


USAA interns are eligible for all of the same benefits as full-time employees.

Valley Bank

Valley Bank interns are assigned mentors who help them work on presentation skills, anti-fraud practices, and more!

WEX Inc.

Here are just several of the speakers WEX interns are able to hear from: WEX CEO Melissa Smith; returning interns; and the Global Director of Diversity, who teaches interns about compensation and how to advocate for themselves.


Workiva interns have a first-class ticket to a fast-paced and innovative culture. Software Engineer Interns can even see their code live in production environments.

WorkMarket, an ADP Company

The program is divided into two parts. Interns spend the first three weeks where they’re in Eng group (DevOps, QA, Frontend, etc) for three days at a time. Then they can choose or develop their own project to work on for the next six weeks.

ZX Ventures

ZX treats their interns more like internal entrepreneurs. We bring together our intrapreneurs with undergraduate and MBA interns to test, validate, and pitch ideas to internal investors for funding.


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