If you’re looking for a high-paying internship this summer, look no further than in tech. Tech companies, including Roblox, Uber, and Salesforce all led Glassdoor’s highest-paying internships ranking this year.
Tech, the most represented industry on the list, accounted for 17 out of the top 25 list—68% of the highest paid internships. Finance and consulting made up the rest of the internships. Glassdoor calculated the median monthly base pay of salaries left by current or former U.S.-based interns between February 14, 2021 and February 12, 2022 to compile the ranking.
A VARIETY OF ROLES
While most of the internship titles (60%) at tech firms were software engineering or development-related, there were both tech and non-tech roles that made the list as well.
“These roles included technical ones, like data science and engineering, financial analysis, UX, machine learning and non-technical ones like product management, marketing and D&I specialists,” according to Glassdoor economist Lauren Thomas.
Finance internship roles were also well represented, with analysts making up over a third of Glassdoor’s ranking.
MOST INTERNS PREFER IN-PERSON WORKPLACE
As COVID-19 forced many industries to go remote, many interns say they disliked the work from home environment. 58% of 2020 summer interns mentioned remote work negatively in their reviews, and 70% of 2021 summer interns viewed remote work negatively. A popular concern among summer interns was the difficulty of communication and connection in a remote environment.
“Although remote work has been positive for many regular employees, it has disrupted many interns’ experiences,” according to Thomas. “Internships are often packed full of engaging activities designed to immerse interns in a real-world work environment and attract them back to the company post-graduation. But with the onset of COVID-19, many of these in-person events were suddenly no longer possible.”