Working in high quality paid internships is worth your time and effort:

  • Students who have completed internships have an average higher starting salary than those who did not intern
  • Students who have interned have a shorter full-time job search and get more job offers than non-interns
  • 72.5% of employers say, "I prefer to hire candidates with relevant work experience"
  • 60% of employers indicate they prefer experience to be gained from internships/co-ops
    Internships and employment during college rose to the top of the list as the most heavily weighted attributes considered by employers
  • Employers made full-time offers to 64.8 percent of their interns
  • Internships help you build your resume, professionalism, industry knowledge and your contacts
  • Internships let you test drive a career to see if it is right for you
  • 63% of college grads have completed at least one internship, and many do multiple internships

Based on data from NACE (National Associaton of Colleges and Employers)