Top 50 Cities and Top 30 Employers for Internships

50 Top Internship
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The numbers don’t lie: 60 percent of students with paid internships land at least one job offer, if not more. Internships are a smart way to land work experience or try out an employer and industry before you completely commit to a full-time role.

While unpaid internships don’t increase job offers as much as paid internships, the experience you get may go further than you think. The turnover rate for millennial workers is 15 percent higher than previous generations. College work experience contributes to how well you adapt to office culture and succeed at your first job. Keeping a job is arguably just as important as achieving your first offer.

Here’s a guide to help you navigate internships listed by top cities and top employers. AfterCollege has more than 20,000 internships from a growing database of 3,300 employers. Click on a city or employer below to find the right internship for you.

Top 50 Cities for Internships 

1. New York, NY
1,103 internships from
320 employers.

2. Dallas, TX
461 internships from
85 employers.

3. San Francisco, CA
440 internships from
151 employers.

4. Atlanta, GA
394 internships from
112 employers.

5. Chicago, IL
349 internships from
139 employers.

6. Boston, MA
293 internships from
107 employers.

7. Los Angeles, CA
272 internships from
92 employers.

8. San Jose, CA
272 internships from
48 employers.

9. Washington, DC
232 internships from
115 employers.

10. San Diego, CA
224 internships from
69 employers.

11. Minneapolis, MN
192 internships from
93 employers.

12. Seattle, WA
190 internships from
70 employers.

13. Oakland, CA
182 internships from
1 employers.

14. Austin, TX
178 internships from
85 employers.

15. Milwaukee, WI
154 internships from
41 employers.

16. Houston, TX
148 internships from
86 employers.

17. Phoenix, AZ
140 internships from
59 employers.

18. Tucson, AZ
138 internships from
20 employers.

19. Palo Alto, CA
129 internships from
27 employers.

20. Indianapolis, IN
121 internships from
42 employers.

21. Charlotte, NC
120 internships from
55 employers.

22. Albuquerque, NM
114 internships from
15 employers.

23. Cambridge, MA
114 internships from
25 employers.

24. Columbus, OH
111 internships from
49 employers.

25. Denver, CO
108 internships from
59 employers.

26. Portland, OR
105 internships from
39 employers.

27. Saint Paul, MN
103 internships from
23 employers.

28. Philadelphia, PA
102 internships from
37 employers.

29. Natick, MA
99 internships from
6 employers.

30. Raleigh, NC
95 internships from
34 employers.

31. Lexington, MA
92 internships from
4 employers.

32. Cincinnati, OH
92 internships from
34 employers.

33. Detroit, MI
91 internships from
23 employers.

34. Pittsburgh, PA
90 internships from
49 employers.

35. Sunnyvale, CA
87 internships from
20 employers.

36. Cleveland, OH
87 internships from
36 employers.

37. Saint Louis, MO
86 internships from
45 employers.

38. Santa Clara, CA
85 internships from
21 employers.

39. San Mateo, CA
84 internships from
23 employers.

40. Arlington, VA
79 internships from
22 employers.

41. El Segundo, CA
79 internships from
11 employers.

42. Miami, FL
79 internships from
37 employers.

43. Salt Lake City, UT
77 internships from
29 employers.

44. Baltimore, MD
75 internships from
32 employers.

45. Irvine, CA
73 internships from
36 employers.

46. Culver City, CA
73 internships from
5 employers.

47. Nashville, TN
72 internships from
30 employers.

48. Orlando, FL
71 internships from
41 employers.

49. Tampa, FL
71 internships from
30 employers

50. St. Louis, MO
70 internships from
40 employers

Top 30 Employers with Internships

1. Raytheon Company

2. IBM

3. Wal-Mart

4. CBS Corporation

5. Dallas Independent School District

6. Sandia National Laboratories

7. Bridgestone Americas, Inc

8. Hewlett-Packard Company

9. State of Oregon

10. EMC Corporation

11. MIT Lincoln Laboratory

12. Nordstrom

13. Textron

14. Southwest Airlines

15. Sony Pictures

16. Boehringer Ingelheim

17. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

18. Medtronic Inc.

19. BAE Systems

20. Siemens Corporation

21. International Rescue Committee

22. Sabre Holdings Corporation

23. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

24. Emory Healthcare

25. Building & Industrial Systems

26. Union Bank, N.A.

27. Department of the Army

28. Emory University

29. New York Power Authority

30. Amazon

You know that nervous feeling you get when you think about getting a job and entering the workforce for the first time? Internships give you the confidence and office experience to ease first-day jitters so you can focus on career-worthy obstacles at your first job. There’s no need to feel like a fish out of water. Try out different employers and find out specifically where you excel!

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