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An inside look at Carmax’s Richmond, VA, office, as seen on The Muse.

Even though the New Year is just beginning, it’s not too early to start applying for summer internships. In fact, these 13 top employers all have paid opportunities available for current college students and new grads, and they’re looking to hire now.

A summer internship is the perfect way to boost your resume; plus, it could give you the chance to live somewhere you’ve always wanted to try out. And whether you want to gain real-world experience in tech, marketing, design, or finance at a company like BMW or TikTok, chances are you’ll find an amazing opportunity right here. And you never know, it might even lead to a full-time job offer.

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BMW of North America, LLC

BMW of North America, LLC company profile
BMW of North America, LLC culture
Working at BMW of North America, LLC

The BMW Group manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells first-class automobiles in dealerships across North America, including the distinguished Rolls-Royce and premium MINI Cooper brands—delivering sophisticated and thrilling driving experiences.

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First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank company profile
First Republic Bank culture
Working at First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank is a unique place to work. They’re a financial institution, but they believe that personal connections are everything and their success is driven by the relationships they form with colleagues and clients. It’s what sets them apart in the industry.

Banking can have a reputation of being stale and boring, but First Republic offers an entrepreneurial, fun, and vibrant working experience. Obviously, they have their formal roles, but there are opportunities to jump into different departments and projects and work with different colleagues. There are also ample opportunities to grow your skill level and experience. Everyone at First Republic is there to help you perform at your highest level and bring out the best in you.

First Republic Bank’s annual internship program places students in banking, corporate, or tech roles, giving them hands-on experience in their area of interest. Many of their interns transition into full-time positions after graduation. Internships run for 10 weeks over the summer with a minimum wage of $30 an hour. Interns participate in an orientation and are invited to learning, networking, and professional development events.

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CarMax

CarMax company profile
CarMax culture
Working at CarMax

CarMax has been a unique force in the used car industry since 1993. Through innovation and integrity, we’ve revolutionized the way people buy and sell used cars. And by changing the way we assist our customers, we’ve also changed the journey of our associates—providing careers in an exciting, collaborative work environment. We pride ourselves on the experience we provide our customers, and our associates make it all possible. Redefine your journey with CarMax.

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Cleveland Research Company

Cleveland Research Company company profile
Cleveland Research Company culture
Working at Cleveland Research Company

Founded in 2006, Cleveland Research Company has a reputation for exceptional ground-level intelligence across consumer, agriculture, industrial, healthcare, retail, foodservice, and technology sectors. The firm is comprised of intellectually curious, highly motivated, and energetic individuals who are all striving to build the best research firm in the business. By training and developing employees, Cleveland Research Company drives businesses and people forward—both personally and professionally.

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Beautycounter

Beautycounter company profile
Beautycounter culture
Working at Beautycounter

One by one, we are leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. Beautycounter is powered by people, and our collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate, and educate—that’s our motto for creating products that truly perform while holding ourselves accountable to unparalleled standards of safety.

Why? It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you.

Learn more about how to become an independent consultant with us here.

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TikTok

TikTok company profile
TikTok culture
Working at TikTok

At TikTok, we believe great teams build great products—that’s why it is our top priority to foster the right culture and work environment for our people to thrive. To put it simply, our work inspires. We are changing the way communities, creators, and users interact with tech, all while making lifelong connections. We’re building and growing at lightning speed, and we’re just getting started.

There is no one-size-fits-all career at TikTok—our differences are what drive our own individual (and extraordinary) goals. Got a standout idea? A crazy ambition? Go for it. Here, you can be as creative as our platform. All of us at TikTok are empowered to explore outside our comfort zone and support each other in the process.

At TikTok, full-time 2022 new graduate opportunities for software engineers are open. Get ready to grow in your career while making a major impact working on projects that reach millions of people. TikTok is at the height of its recruiting season and hiring for internships as well as new grad roles on a rolling basis. Apply now to join #TeamTikTok!

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Zwift

Zwift company profile
Zwift culture
Working at Zwift

Zwift is on a mission to help people enjoy a more active life while having fun. Where world-class talent can do their best work while having fun. Elevating teammates and looking within to always level up is deep in Zwift’s DNA. Zwift’s inclusive, “One Zwift for All” value is something that is worked on daily. And bringing your authentic voice is expected. Ready to join our growing community?

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Duo Security

Duo Security company profile
Duo Security culture
Working at Duo Security

Duo Security’s culture is built on the belief of enabling and empowering people to follow their passions inside and outside of the office. Collaboration is a way of life, and employees at Duo actively seek to reduce barriers to brilliance. Duo is excited to fill their bench with a star lineup that guides growth and innovation. From the West Coast to the Midwest to the U.K., employees join Duo from top information security and tech companies like Google, Facebook, McAfee, RSA, and Zendesk, driven by the belief that they can revolutionize the industry and product by making security hassle-free and human-centered.

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Bozzuto

Bozzuto company profile
Bozzuto culture
Working at Bozzuto

Bozzuto develops, builds, and manages vibrant communities in amazing locations with a focus on passion, integrity, and attention to detail. The company continues to diversify its mix of products and services, expanding geographically while remaining true to its vision—to create extraordinary experiences. This vision extends to everyone who comes in contact with the Bozzuto brand—residents, clients, partners, and employees. Because of this, employees' opportunities to positively impact people's lives are unlimited.

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Small Girls PR

Small Girls PR company profile
Small Girls PR culture
Working at Small Girls PR

Small Girls PR is a creative communications firm that often feels like an advertising agency looking through the lens of earned media. The team has personally come up with campaigns that have become the answer to the NY Times crossword puzzle and the number one trending topic on twitter—without any paid spend. Client work is driven by a long-term strategy that engineers press, is amplified by social media, and is brought to life experientially. Clients range from startups (Billie, Kendra Scott, and Jackbox Games) to Fortune 500 (Olay and GE), so long as they can match the agency’s appetite for trying things that haven't been done before.

The SGPR Summer Fellowship is a 12-week, full-time work experience and training program starting on June 6, 2022 through August 26, 2022. Open to May 2022 graduates only, this paid and highly competitive opportunity will give aspiring communications professionals the chance to learn from and work alongside the team at Small Girls PR as full contributing team members.

While we are open to the candidates who require a fully remote role, we will prioritize candidates who are able to work out of our NYC or LA office twice a week. This opportunity has the potential to lead to permanent, full-time employment as an account coordinator, but would be based long term in NYC or LA.

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Accolade

Accolade company profile
Accolade culture
Working at Accolade

At Accolade, employees start every day inspired by the possibility of reinventing healthcare. From offering highly personalized support for its members to developing an array of world-class technologies, Accolade is a trusted resource that empowers people to make educated health decisions—all while saving them money.

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PURE Insurance

PURE Insurance company profile
PURE Insurance culture
Working at PURE Insurance

PURE Insurance is a property and casualty insurance company—think homes, cars, fine art, and collections—designed exclusively for financially successful individuals and families. We’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience to our members by alleviating stress, solving challenges, and removing conflict wherever possible from the insurance process. We are deeply committed to fostering a work environment where everyone has an equal chance to learn, develop, and succeed, and where all feel welcome, safe, and supported to do their best work and bring their whole self to PURE.

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TransUnion

TransUnion company profile
TransUnion culture
Working at TransUnion

More than a mere credit reporting agency, TransUnion also offers sophisticated data information regarding global risks in order to assist clients in making important business decisions. The organization is committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available to more than 500 million customers, at 45,000 companies, in 33 countries around the world.

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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