An internship is an ideal building block to a successful career, and it’s never too early to seek out an opportunity for next year. Here, The Muse has compiled a list of 16 amazing companies that are looking for interns in 2024, so you can get a head start on your search.
The list below includes a range of businesses both large and small in industries like finance, healthcare, and the arts. For example, you’ll find Stryker, a healthtech company known for its innovative products used in operating rooms, and First Citizens Bank—a fast-growing financial institution with more than 550 locations in the U.S.
A great part about The Muse is that you can filter companies by what interests you in terms of culture and benefits. Plus, you can even hear from real employees and learn more about why they love their employers. For example, Asa Wright, the Amenity and Special Projects Manager at the home-building company Taylor Morrison, says, “I choose to work with Taylor Morrison because of the great culture, great leadership, and great opportunities.”
Keep reading to learn more about these companies and find the internship that’s right for you.
1. First Citizens Bank
First Citizens is one of the country’s fastest growing banks. They have doubled in size over the past five years and now have nearly 550 branches from coast to coast. What makes First Citizens different is their people—retail bankers, business bankers, wealth advisors, technology professionals, support teams, and more—who are all focused on delivering better banking that helps people live better lives. They love that while the bank has been quickly growing its footprint, it still has a hometown feel. The bank's approach has generated high customer loyalty that's made First Citizens one of the strongest banks in the business.
With more than 51,000 employees globally, Stryker is on a mission to make healthcare better. Their belief: customers and patients are at the heart of everything they do. The company was founded in 1941 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Homer Stryker, as he started to find current products weren’t meeting patient needs and invented new products. Today, innovation continues to be a top priority and new technologies differentiate Stryker as an industry leader.
3. CCC Intelligent Solutions
At CCC, we’re all about connecting - from our people to our products. Our teams work together to innovate next generation solutions that advance the industry’s digital transformation.
We offer the flexibility to work remotely or at our state-of-the-art Chicago headquarters, where amenities include a full-size basketball court, health club, outside rooftop terrace, as well as pool tables, shuffleboard, and other activities to unwind.
Our teams collaborate in our NXT Lab innovation hub where regular hackathons push boundaries of what’s next.
Our many Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and our CCC Gives Back community giving program keep us connected to what matters most.
4. Taylor Morrison
With a whole lot of heart and the fearlessness to challenge the status quo, whether it’s supporting our customers on the cusp of change to Make Moves, inspiring our team members to uphold our culture and core values, or innovating the homebuying experience into the very best it can be, it’s our people who fuel our passion for making Taylor Morrison the perfect place to call home.
5. Exact Sciences
From earlier cancer detection to treatment guidance and monitoring, Exact Sciences is working to enable patients and providers to take action sooner—when it matters most. Through products like Cologuard®, a screening option that can be used at home, Exact Sciences strives to become a leader in early detection to help change lives. The most effective and revolutionary solutions start with a focus on people, which is why the company fosters a highly collaborative environment. A spirit of empathy and determination fuels employees’ drive to create and deliver solutions rooted in the needs of patients, providers, and families. Managers provide their reports with the guidance needed to advance in their careers and the field, and celebrating wins regularly ensures that good work is recognized.
Biogen’s commitment to transforming patient lives by pioneering and leading in neuroscience further underscores their impact in a field with many unmet medical needs. Team members work alongside the best and brightest colleagues from all backgrounds who share an unparalleled passion for caring deeply, working fearlessly, and changing lives. Biogen seeks the best talent with rare and unique skill sets to fuel its innovation and in return offers employees the opportunity to grow and contribute in a niche field. The company is committed to its employees, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
7. Hudson River Trading
HRT brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. Having built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development, HRT researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
8. Health-E Commerce
Health-E Commerce is a consumer health and wellness online retailer, comprising four brands: FSA Store, HSA Store, WellDeserved Health, and Caring Mill. Since 2010, we have launched direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands aimed at simplifying the U.S. tax-free healthcare market and helping Americans and companies benefit better from workplace benefits and wellness and health spending programs.
We are passionate about helping consumers to improve their health and maximize their savings through qualified shopping and education. Our websites, eligibility lists, and content help consumers understand, manage, and use their benefits. We also advocate for the eligibility of important new product categories, such as OTC meds and feminine care, to increase the types of everyday products that are eligible.
9. Chick-fil-A, Inc.
The Chick-fil-A brand is known for its, particularly delicious, original chicken sandwich. Since its founding in 1967, the Company has led with its guiding principle of serving others. Today, Chick-fil-A, Inc. is focused on continuing to innovate using the latest technology to better serve and nourish the local communities in which the more than 2,600 franchised restaurants are located.
This profile spotlights the Chick-fil-A headquarters (known as the Support Center). The Company believes that work should be full of life and that Corporate employees should be able to bring all of who they are to the task at hand. Chick-fil-A cares for its people and gives them the tools to take on meaningful work for the greater good.
10. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a diverse team of dreamers, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who use their unique stages in the heart of New York City and beyond to advocate for the transformative impact of artistic experiences. Lincoln Center’s people imagine and create in concert with this mission by founding President John D. Rockefeller III: “The arts are not for the privileged few, but for the many. Their place is not on the periphery of daily life, but at its center.” Lincoln Center welcomes applicants who agilely solve problems, show up as they are, and can’t stop innovating.
More than 50 years ago, Donald Kendall, the CEO of Pepsi-Cola, and Herman Lay, the CEO of Frito-Lay, recognized what they called “a marriage made in heaven.” Their vision led to what quickly became one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies: PepsiCo. Today, PepsiCo’s products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world—all made possible by a team of more than 260,000 passionate associates. To learn more about PepsiCo’s brands, innovation, sustainability, and diversity and engagement, visit https://www.pepsicojobs.com/main/.
Atlassian builds enterprise software that helps every member of every team and department stay on track, on point, and on top of their game. Atlassian develops products geared towards software developers and project managers, including its first application, JIRA, which helps track issues within a project, making it indispensable to teams around the world.
Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers, and the Internet of Things. Signify isn’t just a lighting company—we help you navigate stores, use office space more efficiently, and develop actionable insights to improve energy usage through our IoT services. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career. We ensure our 37,000 employees across 70 countries have endless opportunities through continued innovation. Join us and shine brighter at Signify—together we unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.
The Muse 2022 VIBE Awards Honorable Mention: Best Companies for Professional Development.
14. Equity Lifestyle Properties
Your Journey Begins with Equity Lifestyle Properties
Throughout its hundreds of properties across North America, ELS works to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone—residents, guests, and employees too. With a culture of recognition and reputation for excellence, ELS teammates are empowered to take ownership in their job and make a difference. ELS is a place where talent is recognized and internal growth is promoted, making it an ideal organization in which to develop a long and successful career. Let’s start your new journey today!
CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. This disruptive thinking has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars with more than 230 stores nationwide. And thanks to our amazing team of more than 30,000 associates, we have been recognized as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® - 19 years in a row!
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit research organization that seeks to empower patients and others with actionable information about their health and healthcare choices. We fund comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER), which compares two or more medical treatments, services, or health practices to help patients and other stakeholders make better informed decisions.
Here at The Muse, we partner with a lot of great companies to bring you insider looks at their offices and awesome job listings. These employers pay us to be featured on the site, but these Muse-worthy brands made this list not just because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be.
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