Saturday, February 19, 2005
WSJ INVESTIGATES CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT INTERN PROGRAMS
In a very interesting article, The Wall Street Journal (Friday 2/18/2005) reported on an investigation of undergraduate internships available at US corporations government offices. For many companies, and certain careers, and for many students, the internship program is a central part of the recruitment process.
Perks for interns varied from opportunities to meet the CEO and pitch projects and ideas to top management on the high end, to pizza parties at the low end (unless you really, really like pizza parties in which case it's a major perk).
The number of interns at some places was quite large -- 8,000 at Walt Disney World in Florida, more than 2,000 at NASA, 1,500 at IBM.
Students looking for summer work should check out this valuable article.