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National Universities With Highest Internships Rate (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 09/28/11 09:04 AM ET   Updated: 11/27/11 05:12 AM ET

We've long passed the era where learning in college was confined the classroom. Between 1992 and 2008, the number of students who've had internships went from 9% to over 80%.

Interning in college increases your chances of getting a job. Students who interned as undergrads are more likely to be accepted to business school. They also tend to get paid higher salaries.

Of course, not every student can afford to take a free internship and paid opportunities are often slim.

But if you're interested in learning in both an office and a classroom, one of these schools may be for you. U.S. News rated the top 10 national universities for producing internships, and here are the results:

American University
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American grads may have more to look forward to than the average grad. 85% of the 2010 class graduated with internship experience. Located in the heart of DC, it's a great location for testing out the waters in government or at a nonprofit.
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