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The HIGHEST-PAID Internships (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/22/10 04:36 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:50 PM ET

Each year, BusinessWeek compiles data on the best places to intern based on wage, hiring rate and other factors. Here, we've highlight the ones that still pay their lowest-rung apprentices handsome salaries. See BusinessWeek's full internship database here, and also check out their slideshow of the 42 best places to intern.


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  • BP America

    BP America takes good care of their interns. Those in electric engineering <a href="http://www.glassdoor.com/Intern-Salary/BP-Internship-Salary-E9011.htm" target="_hplink">can make up to $5,500 a month.</a> Others make $23 to $26 an hour.

  • UBS

    Despite the financial industry's past woes, it's still a good place to be an intern -- ones at UBS can make an average of $30 per hour.

  • JPMorgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase didn't provide BusinessWeek with hourly wage data for their intern program, but the <a href="http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/12/1210_best_internship_companies/14.htm" target="_hplink">aggregate earnings for a internship there can total to $12,385</a>. Not bad.

  • Goldman Sachs

    A gig at Goldman Sachs will net you $29 an hour.

  • Procter & Gamble

    A <a href="http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/12/1210_best_internship_companies/5.htm" target="_hplink">Procter & Gamble intern pockets $26 an hour. </a>

  • Deloitte & Touche

    BusinessWeek ranked accounting firm Deloitte & Touche the No. 1 place to intern in 2009. A stint there will earn you $24.50 an hour.

  • KPMG

    Another generous accounting internship: KPMG interns average $24.80 an hour.

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Massive accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers pays their interns $23.75 an hour.

  • Merck

    The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company offers interns $22.20 an hour.

  • Ernst & Young

    Interns at Academy Award accounting firm Ernst & Young earn $22 an hour.

  • Accenture

    Interns at global consulting management firm (and former Tiger Woods sponsor) Accenture make $21 an hour.

  • IBM

    IBM internships go for $18 an hour.

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