What does an Intern do?

Interns are high school or college students and recent graduates looking to gain experience with a company in a field that piques their interest and possibly leads to future employment. They work for a select amount of time in departments and locations to better understand what the job entails. Depending upon their placement and program, they perform various tasks, from shadowing staff, to administrative assistance, to tackling in-depth projects with fellow interns.

Interns need a well-written resume, transcript, and letters of recommendation to prepare and submit with their application. Depending upon where they apply, there may be additional requirements including PowerPoint presentations or writing samples. Because organizations might hire from the intern pool, it is in an intern's best interest to maintain a professional and friendly demeanor to establish rapport with appropriate team members.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
15%
2 - 4
7%
5 - 7
3%
8+
75%

Intern Seniority Levels

L2
Intern
$40,103/yr
L3
Senior Intern
$44,797/yr
L4
Lead Intern
$40,103/yr
Student
10% made the transition
Research Assistant
16% made the transition
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Intern Salaries

Average Base Pay

$40,103 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$26K
Median: $40K
$63K
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