If you’re a student, you probably don’t need us to tell you that summer break is almost here—you’ve been counting down the days.
While summer is a great time to recharge after a demanding school year (you’ve earned it!), that break also gives you ample time to work on your professional skills and beef up your resume.
That’s right, we’re talking about internships. Not sure where to look for the intern opportunity of your dreams? We’ve pulled together eleven awesome companies that offer equally awesome internships—no coffee runs required.
Medidata engineers analytic software that offers unrivaled therapy development expertise to pharmaceutical companies, biotech groups, medical device firms, academic medical centers, and contract research organizations around the world. With offices in the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, Medidata provides global opportunities for patients, physicians, and life science professionals to collaborate on projects that result in smarter, more precise treatment and care.
As a growing, fast-paced tech company, Medidata offers an engaging and intellectually stimulating work environment—and that applies to the interns as well. From day one, Medidata’s interns receive formal and informal training to help them excel in their new roles. And, those roles don’t include fetching coffee. Interns are challenged with meaningful projects that actually drive impactful changes for the company.
HP aims to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. By engineering experiences that amaze, HP has a legacy of pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching, world-changing innovations at every turn. The company believes that the ultimate driver of its success has been and will always be the power of its people—HP considers its diverse, inclusive global community of employees to be one of its greatest strengths and what truly differentiates it in the marketplace.
HP takes internships seriously. Instead of monotonous tasks (ugh, paper filing), HP’s internships offer a thoughtful balance of networking, executive speakers, community involvement, and big, meaty projects. The internship program is specifically designed to let students apply their classroom learnings to real world challenges.
After scoping out a brand’s ideal audience and creating messages to engage those customers, Epsilon helps connect with them for long-term business—with a sense of loyalty to match. The global marketing company factors in relevant data, technology solutions, and creative services to be an all-encompassing marketing shop that leads the way in successful modern marketing.
A constant influx of new challenges and opportunities make life at Epsilon speed by, and the team-oriented environment makes it a ride worth hopping on. The culture is all about getting things done as best as possible while having a good time along the way—which means employees are just as fun-centric as they are client-centric.
REQ is a digital marketing and brand management company transforming business results for the world’s leading brands so they can stay one step ahead in the rapidly changing media landscape. We launched in 2008 as RepEquity with a mission to protect online reputations and shaped an evolving industry. Today, after deliberately expanding our capabilities and earning over 75 industry awards, we handle everything necessary to define, connect, and protect brands, empowering our clients to determine their future. To Own What’s Next.
Networking is important for everyone, but that's especially true for interns. And REQ is a great place to network because lunch is a special occasion shared among colleagues. Every weekday—at noon, like clockwork—employees fill the break-room for a midday break and conversation. Co-workers come together at the lunch table with all teams to eat, chat, and spend quality time—sharing personal stories, weekends plans, the latest tech trends, interesting client projects, and lots and lots of laughs.
5. Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is a trusted provider of essential news, information and tools to the professionals who make the world work. Customers of Thomson Reuters operate in complex arenas that move society forward – tax, law, compliance, government, and media. In a disruptive digital age, they help professionals reinvent themselves.
Thomson Reuters has no shortage of internship opportunities (seriously, there are hundreds posted all across the globe). What can you expect as a Thomson Reuters intern? Well, a lot. With a great culture and a relaxed work environment, the company prides itself on providing interns a full-package experience that ranges from fun networking events to mentorship opportunities.
IVY: The Social University is a national community of entrepreneurs, innovative leaders, policy-makers, creatives, and rising leaders. IVY sparks world-changing collaborations through more than 1,000 annual events and experiences featuring leading minds in entrepreneurship, art, policy, and social impact. Over the past four years, the audience has grown to 250,000 inspiring followers in New York, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Miami. IVY unites rising leaders and introduces them to the most transformative people, ideas, and experiences in the world. The mission? To start a 21st-century renaissance promoting human unity, progress, and fulfillment. To learn more, visit IVY.com.
IVY is dedicated to getting people to dream bigger and do more together, and the company believes that starts with its very own team. Needless to say, with plenty of awesome projects, the opportunity to attend all IVY events, and plenty of time to network with some of the top professionals in your chosen industry, an IVY internship is a fitting way to kick start your career.
Health Care Service Corporation is the largest member-owned—and fourth largest overall—health insurer in the U.S., serving Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas as a licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield. A purpose-driven community of 22,000 employees serving over 15 million members, HCSC is devoted to a mission of improving lives, health, and care.
In terms of internship programs, HCSC packs a lot in. In addition to the challenging, real-world projects that interns can get their hands dirty with, there are also weekly networking opportunities among interns and company leaders, professional development workshops, Business Resource Group involvement, and plenty of volunteer activities. Even better, internships can translate into full-time roles!
8. Graham Technologies
Graham Technologies is an information technology firm with headquarters in Largo, Maryland. Founded in 2007, Graham develops solutions for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, federal civilians, and commercial customers. Graham’s core capabilities are software development, cyber security, and cloud migration.
If there’s one thing you want out of an internship, it’s to learn. Fortunately, Graham Technologies is all about learning and development. The organization provides funds to take courses in subjects from Amazon web cloud technology to cyber security—and everything in between. Graham Technologies aims to always keep itself and its people at the forefront of the tech industry.
Clearlink combines digital marketing and sales conversion services to add value to a brand’s customers by offering a holistic service approach. Established in 2003, Clearlink employs over 1,500 marketers, technologists, and sales professionals at three locations in Salt Lake City, UT, Orem, UT, and Scottsdale, AZ. Clearlink partners with some of the world's leading brands—including AT&T, CenturyLink, Travelers, Safeco, and DISH—to extend their reach and deepen customer insights.
If you’re looking for an internship opportunity that will seriously challenge you to advance your skills, you’ll love Clearlink. With tons of transparency and collaboration, you’re sure to learn a lot from the people you work with. The company also maintains a startup mentality in terms of idea-sharing and grooming individuals to eventually become experts. So, there’s no doubt that you’re going to have a particularly rewarding experience.
10. Duo Security
Duo was founded with the belief that security can only be effective if it is easy to use. Through that vision, Duo has built a world-class security platform that strives to be intuitive for clients. Duo supports thousands of customers—like Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Etsy, Toyota and Kayak—and millions of users in organizations. Duo holds a 98% Tech Validate score and one of the highest Net Promoter Scores of any product.
Duo Security fosters an environment where employees can pursue their own ideas about how to build a great business. The company prides itself on having an open, collaborative environment where a diverse group of people can come together to do their best work, learn together, and build memories—not a bad place for an internship!
Availity is a health care information technology organization that serves an extensive network of health plans, providers, and technology partners nationwide. The company’s dynamic product suites are built on powerful, intelligent platforms that integrate and manage the clinical, administrative, and financial data that customers need to fuel real-time coordination and collaboration.
You know a company will offer great internships when they are invested in employee development. And Availity is no different. Individual educational perks are a favorite professional advantage among Availity employees. The company encourages everyone to participate in online learning classes and even sends anyone interested to conference events around the country.
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