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Q. Where are the best places to look for an internship this summer? I'm finishing my first year in college and need to get serious about my choice of a major and I think that will help.

Ans. It's not going to be easy to get an internship because so many students have the same idea, and there aren't that many available. But, the source for employer rankings, ratings and reconnaissance, recently did a survey that lists the top 10 US Internships and programs across many industries and categories. It includes non-profits.  Among the top Overall Internships were at Capital Fellows Programs, Deloitte LLP, Garmin International, Google, Inc., J.P. Morgan's Investment Bank, NASA, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Smithsonian Institution and The Boston Consulting Group. For additional information on any of the 821 internships Vault listed, including program highlights and application information, email Jon Minners at

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