Employer Branding

The Journey to Better Internship Programs

The journey to a great internship program is never easy. Not only do you have to craft the ideal program that will help to foster the next generation of workers, you also have to consider elements like compensation and what interns are looking to gain during their stint. While the state of the internship has improved, steering your internship into steady waters can still be rough, especially with the many lawsuits and critiques being brought against companies that don’t pay their interns.

So, how to start your journey towards a stellar internship program? The following infographic, compiled by InternMatch, an online platform connecting the best intern candidates and employers, showcases the map to better internships. Here are some key points to note:

  • 37.8% of interns want better pay
  • 47.3% of interns are interested in access to executives and mentorship
  • 30.2% of interns want opportunities to do real work
  • New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are the top cities for internship opportunities

RELATED: How to Find Graduate Jobs and Internships on LinkedIn

Check out the full infographic below!

What do you think? What are some other trends in internship hiring? Let us know in the comments below!


By Arthur Habrial

Account Executive at Link Humans, download our 12 Essentials of Employer Branding eBook now.