The HIGHEST-PAID Internships (PHOTOS)
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Another generous accounting internship: KPMG interns average $24.80 an hour.
Massive accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers pays their interns $23.75 an hour.
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.
Interns at global consulting management firm (and former Tiger Woods sponsor) Accenture make $21 an hour.
IBM internships go for $18 an hour.