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Top 10 Places to Intern

by Christina Benneworth

With the release of the new movie The Internship (where Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play 40 something year old interns at Google) this week we’ve researched the Top 10 places to Intern.

Coming in at the top of the list is Google; this is the second year running they have been named the top company to intern for. From watching the movie The Internship it’s no surprise that Google is the best place to intern, I even want to intern there. With all the food you could possibly want (in reference from the movie you can’t take it home), cool colourful bicycles and cars that drive without a driver, who wouldn’t want to work there. Another perk to interning at Google Interns make around $5,800 to $6,500 a month.

Below is the full list of the Top 10 Places to Intern:

1. Google ($5,800 - $6,500)
2. Procter & Gamble ($3,997)
3. Qualcomm ($2,995 - $4,690)
4. Microsoft ($7,050 - $5,795)
5. Norstrom ($2,006)
6. GE ($2,874)
7. Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) ($4,873 - $3,749)
8. Intel ($4,280)
9. KPM ($3,729)
10. Cisco ($4,077 - $3,618)

Looking at the list above; if you’re wanting to earn big money, being an intern at the highest rated companies, then a Microsoft Research Intern earns the highest average monthly wage at $7,050. Google’s Software Engineer Intern comes in second at an average monthly wage of $6,462. It’s a very big change as most interns are very lucky to get paid anything at all and if they are lucky enough, they might get their expenses paid.

In the movie you get a small insight in to what an interview at Google would be like. It is very well known that to get a top internship at a highly respected company you are going to have to answer some very bizarre questions. One of the questions asked in the movie was “You’re shrunken down to the size of nickels and dropped to the bottom of a blender. What do you do?” – Clearly Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) answer is somewhat genius, you have to see the movie just to see how they get out of that scenario.

Here are some other questions other companies have asked perspective interns in interviews:

Who is your hero and why? Google

How many meals were eaten during the Olympics?

How many new cars, on average are bought in the US each year? Microsoft

Are there enough hours in the day? Ernest & Young

If you had a large sum of money, where would you invest it?

If you have any great answers to these questions we’d love to hear them. Also check out the review for the movie The Internship here -

Source: Glassdoor