Top Paid Internships

Finding an internship that pays well takes planning & knowledge of where to look

Seeking an internship that pays well? We've included a list below of some of the top paid internships for you to check out. Getting a paid internship can be a challenge but with a list of places to start looking, you may be one of the lucky students who land one of these competitive internships by applying early and submitting professional documents.

Bank of America

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Bank of America internships are available to all full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently attending an accredited college/university while also meeting the following requirements: overall GPA of 3.0 or above, business or technical-related majors, non-graduation status (graduation date no earlier than August of the year in which the internship takes place), and an ability to work 40 hours per week for the entire program (10 to 12 weeks). Bank of America internships are available in the following areas: Corporate Staff and Support, Global Consumer and Small Business Banking, Global Wealth and Investment Management, and Global Corporate and Investment Banking.


Broadcom offers internship and co-op opportunities to a wide range of individuals from diverse majors, degrees, backgrounds, and previous experiences. Interns get a chance to work directly with professionals who are willing to share their experience and provide valuable mentorship to them over the course of their internship. Those students who are part of the Co-Op program are also currently pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. from an accredited University or College. Students participating in a Co-Op experience are required to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom and bring those skills to the real-world as they gain hands-on experience working in a professional business culture.​

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc., offers flexible internship opportunities in a wide variety of areas that begin throughout the year and are available in various locations around the world. Cisco Systems, Inc., locations include Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Cisco seeks bright, talented, students and new graduates that hope to take their academic learning and apply it to the real world.

IBM Research

The T.J. Watson Research Lab at IBM offers an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience working in a highly competitive research environment. Many interns who have participated in the internship have gone on to author papers, or write their thesis, and some have even contributed to the creation of IBM products. Working directly with the IBM research team you will get endless opportunities to learn about ways you can help become involved in the fields of science, technology, or business in the future. The summer internship program at the T.J. Watson Research Lab provides talented students with hands-on experience working in a highly-competitive research environment at IBM.


At Intel, student interns are assigned projects that permit them to utilize their current level of knowledge and skills and bring them to the next level. Intel is a company that welcomes bright, talented students to work on projects alongside experienced professionals in the field. Intel seeks talented students currently enrolled in a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree program who are either in engineering, science, or a business-related field. Intel looks for candidates with prior internship and/or work experience, demonstrated leadership ability, and team-building skills. Intel provides interns with real-world experience using leading-edge technologies and also offer a competitive salary.


Intuit offers paid summer internships for students interested in engineering, quality assurance, marketing, process excellence, user-centered design, and finance. Students interning at Intuit will receive assignments that are critical to the overall business. Extensive training is provided to all interns helping them to get a start on developing their career goals while also gaining exposure to the leadership team. Intuit also offers free training, fun social events, paid holidays, free and ​reduced-price products, opportunities to meet with the leadership team, as well as an onsite fitness center, car detailing, oil changes, and massage center on-site, and casual work attire throughout the company.

Jacob's Pillow

At Jacob’s Pillow, interns get a chance to work on real projects to help them gain the practical experience and professional skills required to become successful in the field. The Summer (Festival) Internship Program is very structured and enables 30 interns from around the world to work together. Each intern gets the chance to join a team of experienced art professionals with an opportunity to assist with projects that pertain to the festival, the school, the archives, and various community programs. While working at Jacob's Pillow, each intern will have their own set of responsibilities and become integral members of their department while accomplishing the goals established to putting on professional shows each season.


Rising college seniors and graduate students (who have completed their first year) and who preferably are majoring in one of the following fields; engineering, the physical sciences, finance, computer science, math or economics, may find an internship with UBS just what they are looking for. UBS offers internship opportunities in cities all over the US and abroad. To check out a listing of UBS offices around the world, you can go to UBS's Location Finder to learn more. For interesting tips on UBS’s Internship Program, and for additional interesting information be sure to take a look at “The Buzz” on Vault’s Career Intelligence report.


There are many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at Walmart, including a Leadership Program, Corporate Internships, and a Pharmacy Program that is set up for students from the first year until their graduation from Pharmacy School. Walmart provides a wide variety of internships for students interested in retail, business, transportation, IT, pharmacy, and more. Walmart’s Corporate Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain the practical skills they will need to be successful once they move from the academic classroom to the real world. Interns will get a realistic view of what it’s like working in a retail environment in a very faced paced organization.


Interested in digital media? Yahoo! provides a variety of internships for students interested in learning about careers in digital media. Yahoo! offers opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience while also learning the knowledge and skills it takes to be successful in the industry. Each internship is designed for students to experience what it would be like working on a day-to-day basis at Yahoo!. Completing a successful internship with Yahoo! could turn into a full-time job or at the very least provide the skills, experience, and contacts required to land a job at another company. Interviewing for an internship with Yahoo! is a very comprehensive process. Candidates will usually be asked to participate in one or more phone interviews, a Skype interview, and provide samples of their work