The Top 10 Most Lucrative Internships



An internship with Palantir provides an average monthly pay of $7,012. This is a total of $84,144 annually, well above the average wage American worker wage.

Palintir was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. The company is involved with software applications for integrating, analyzing, and visualizing the world's information. The company supports geospatial, temporal, structured, unstructured, and relational data.

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The second highest paying company for interns is VMWare. This company is the leading virtualization software company in the industry, and helps to empower businesses through innovative IT solutions.

Intern monthly take-home pay is $6,966, or an average of $43 an hour.

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The highest paying social media platform is Twitter. With each intern receiving about $6,791, a person can earn a high wage and gain unparalleled experience with the company.

Twitter interns work in a variety of fields such as brand strategy, communications, design, and development. Many internships with Twitter turn into full-time positions with the company -- if they don't, having Twitter on your resume may impress your potential employer.

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LinkedIn interns are paid $6,230 on a monthly basis. Positions are available for SNA software engineering interns, product operations manager MBA interns, systems and infrastructure software engineering interns, and a variety of other positions.

Students can find internships in major cities such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Omaha, or the headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

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The biggest social media platform pays interns an average of $6,213 a month, or a little under $38 an hour.

Interns for Facebook work in areas such as analytics. design, product management, small business, and a few other areas. The length of an average internship lasts about 12 weeks, but it can expand from there depending on performance.

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Microsoft offers internships in the technical and non-technical fields. Technical interns work as software developers, hardware engineers, content publishers, and other related technical positions.

The non-technical interns range in categories such as finance, legal, product planning, and a variety of other areas. An intern at Microsoft can expect to earn an average wage of $6,138 a month.

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eBay Inc.

EBay looks for software engineers, product managers, network security engineers, public relations interns, and data center design engineers to help the company provide outstanding service. Interns at eBay make an average of $6,126 a month.

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Exxon Mobil

Engineers can use their years of studying to land an internship with ExxonMobil. The company is constantly on the search for interns in  process simulation, monitoring software, safety studies, and more.

An intern at ExxonMobile can earn a yearly salary of $71,664. With your newly acquired experience you can surely make much more if you were hired full-time.

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As you can imagine, Google hires interns who are knowledgeable with computers and mobile application development. If being tech-savvy isn't your thing, don't worry, Google also hires business associate interns who help small and big businesses utilize Google technology and services to expand their business. An internship with Google means you have the potential to earn an average of $5,969 a month.

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At a rate of a little under $36 an hour, Apple comes in at number 10 on the list of highest paying internships. The company hires internships for web development, app development, production management, and a variety of other fields.

While most of the internships available are in Santa Clara Valley, CA, there are other locations that hire interns, such as Austin, TX.

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