Apr 29, 2009

INROADS Named One of America's Top 10 Internships

As Competition for Internships Heats Up, Interns Look for Pay, Perks and “Resume Radiance”

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs Share Top Billing with Google, Electronic Arts and Steppenwolf Theatre Company

New York, NY - April 29, 2009

Vault, the web’s most comprehensive resource for career intelligence, today announced the top 10 internships in America, as well as the best internship programs across a number of industries and categories, such as best perks and most unusual experiences. The lists are included in the Vault Guide to Top Internships 2009 edition, an overview of more than 760 U.S. internship programs that includes employer information, hiring manager contact details, descriptions of the type of work available, application deadlines and advice on getting hired.

The top 10 internships for 2009 are:

  • Electronic Arts
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google Inc.
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Merck
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Oracle
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company

“These internships represent the best programs overall in the United States. They reflect the wide range of programs availableÑfrom large corporations to research institutes — and each offers a unique and educational intern experience,” says Carolyn C. Wise, senior education editor at Vault and editor of the Vault Guide to Top Internships. “Having a great internship experience is just the beginning. No matter what you plan to do next, the skills you learn at one of these top programs will launch your career.”

Vault’s editors chose the top internships based on a set of criteria that matter most to students and young professionals: pay and perks, challenging work and “resume radiance” (the potential for impressing future employers with a “big name” on your resume).

“During this economic environment and challenging hiring climate, internships are not just for students anymore. Recent graduates are looking to internships more than ever to get their foot in the door at their target company or in their target industry,” says Wise. “With this increased appeal of internships, competition is fierce and it is more important than ever to be well informed before applying to a program. We are pleased to offer the most complete collection of internship program information and hiring advice.”

For the first time, Vault has added new top 10 lists focusing on specific industries and categories because we recognize that internship programs can vary widely and can be difficult to compare. These new lists include the “Best Perks” and “Most Unusual Experience” — categories that are important to prospective interns. Among the “Best Perks” are: the Disney College Program, Garmin International, the Tribeca Film Center and the White House. The “Most Unusual Experience” list includes: the Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Sciences, Canoe & Kayak Magazine, The Howard Stern Show and the Morris Arboretum.

Vault’s top 10 finance internships are:

  • Bain & Company
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Citi
  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank
  • Lazard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

The top internships in the creative or liberal arts are:

  • American Repertory Theatre
  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • Creative Time
  • Electronic Arts
  • Florida Grand Opera
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
  • Jim Henson Company
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Science News
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company

For a complete list of all “Top Internships in America,” please visit

For the complete directory of more than 760 internship program highlights and application information, please download a PDF or purchase a print version of the “Vault Guide to Top Internships” 2009 edition, available here:.

About Vault:
Vault ( is the Web’s most comprehensive resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures. Vault features thousands of company and university profiles, information on hundreds of occupations and industries, articles on a multitude of workplace topics as well as jobs-related video, blogs and research tools. Vault publishes more than 120 online and print books, from the bestselling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Schmoozing.The company’s clients include Fortune 1000 advertisers and recruiters, leading universities and graduate schools and nearly 8 million consumers worldwide. Maintaining offices in New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong, Vault was founded in 1996.

Media Contact:
Christine Levesque