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 develops cloud-based tech that streamlines biopharma research. Its platform optimizes drug development and clinical trial processes, accelerating time-to-market for new treatments.
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 engineering experiences that not only amaze, but inspire people around the world to interact and invent in ways that ultimately improve lives.
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.
Epsilon transforms analytics into tangible relationships for companies around the world, using digital marketing tech to inform strategy and branding that connects with clients on an emotional level.
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 an award-winning digital brand management company—expertly building online business presences with search, multimedia, mobile development, and analytics.
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.
Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the global intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted information in areas from finance and law to government and media.
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 is the world’s first social university, dedicated to igniting minds and sparking world-changing collaborations by creating movements that connect the best and brightest minds.
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 (HCSC), an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the US, operating in five states.
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!
Graham Technologies specializes in delivering innovative software solutions to government and commercial clients across the U.S. through its assisted on-site software development system integrations.
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 blends marketing, sales, and digital technology to help brands meet and build lasting customer relationships with a unified support solution focused on customer experience.
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 Security is a trusted cloud-based access provider that can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft, and account takeover.
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 delivers technology-based business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations by working with patients and partners all around the country.
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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TopicsInternships , Company Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Company Roundup , New Grads , IVY , Medidata , Thomson Reuters , Graham Technologies , HCSC , Clearlink , HP , Epsilon , Availity , Duo Security , REQ
Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author