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2014’s Top 10 Highest Paid Internships

2014’s Top 10 Highest Paid Internships

The competition for young talent is fierce, especially within the technology sector, as 19 of the 25 high paying companies happen to be technology-centered.

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 03, 2014

For students on the internship circuit, you know that to get a great internship is wonderful. To get a paid internship is to considerably lucky. And, taking it further still, to get one of the following internships, is to hit the jackpot.

The competition for young talent is fierce, especially within the technology sector, as 19 of the 25 high paying companies happen to be technology-centered. Four of the remaining 25 fall within the oil, gas, energy and utilities zone.

According to Glassdoor.com, the following 2014’s top ten highest paying internships.

10. Apple

Average Monthly Base Pay: $5,723

Additional Benefits Interns Receive:

• Free housing or a $1,000 stipend for housing
• Some teams provide free meals to employees
• Eligibility for all employee benefits, like health insurance, fitness memberships, employee discounts, etc.
• Plenty of networking opportunities

Learn more about Apple’s internships here.

9. Google

Average Monthly Base Pay: $5,969

Additional Benefits Interns Receive:

• Paid accommodations for the duration of the internship
• Plenty of networking opportunities
• Learning from the geniuses at Google

Learn more about Google’s internship opportunities here.

8. Exxon Mobile

Average Monthly Base Pay: $5,972

Additional Benefits Interns Receive:

• The benefits of working at a Fortune 500 company
• Professional development prospects
• Plenty of networking opportunities

Learn more about Exxon Mobile’s internship opportunities here.

7. Ebay Inc.

Average Monthly Base Pay: $6,126

Other Benefits Interns Receive:

• Potential career prospects
• Plenty of networking opportunities

Learn more about Ebay’s internship opportunities here.

6. Microsoft

Average Monthly Base Pay: $6,138

Other Benefits Interns Receive:

• A well-organized internship program
• Housing subsidies
• Car-rental subsidies
• Relocation subsidies
• Company-hosted intern-only events
• Plenty of networking opportunities

Learn more about Microsoft’s internship opportunities here.

5. Facebook

Average Monthly Base Pay: $6,213

Other Benefits Interns Receive:

• Great catalyst for getting recognized and hired within tech fields
• Great benefits
• Plenty of networking opportunities

4. LinkedIn

Average Monthly Base Pay: $6,230

Other Benefits Interns Receive:

• Helpful springboard for getting recognized and hired within tech fields
• Great benefits
• Plenty of networking opportunities

Learn more about LinkedIn’s internship opportunities here.

3. Twitter

Average Monthly Base Pay: $6,791
Other Benefits Interns Receive:

• Interns are respected and have a voice in company decisions
• Plenty of networking opportunities
• Lays a nice foundation for those looking for careers within tech fields

Learn more about Twitter’s internship opportunities here.

2. VMware

Average Monthly Base Pay: $6,966

Other Benefits Interns Receive:

• Bonuses in addition to base pay
• Lots of perks, though unspecified
• Plenty of networking opportunities

Learn more about VMware’s internship opportunities here.

1. Palantir

Average Monthly Base Pay: $7,012

Other Benefits Interns Receive:

• Interns are motivated by mission rather than financial gain, which gives purpose to the work (though the pay isn’t too shabby, either!)
• Plenty of networking opportunities

Learn more about Palantir’s internship opportunities here.


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