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Internships on Your Resume – Infographic

February 18, 2013

internships infographic 2012 Infographic: Internships Survey and 2013 Internship Trends
Courtesy of: Internships.com

THE NEW INTERVIEW

Internships are becoming increasingly important. A difficult economic environment means students face unprecedented challenges as they look to start their career. An internship helps a student get their foot in the door and provides employers with the potential talent to help them grow their business.

SUPPLY AND DEMAND

  • 36% More companies offered internships in 2012 than in 2011
  • 53% Oof Companies plan to hire interns in 2013 vs. 2012
  • 65% of Companies had more applications in 2012 than in 2011

Class of 2012

  • 28% COMPLETED 2 OR MORE INTERNSHIPS
  • 63% COMPLETED AT LEAST 1 INTERNSHIP

WHO GETS HIRED

Most important qualities employers consider when hiring an intern & experience are the most important
66% Believe Interview and experience are most important

  1. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
  2. INTERVIEW PERFORMANCE
  3. STRONG RESUME/ COVER LETTER
  4. ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
  5. REFERENCES
  6. ATTENDANCE AT PREFERRED SCHOOLS

83% of employers would consider APPLICATIONS from RECENT GRADUATES

THE INTERNSHIP

  • 47% HAVE A STRUCTURED INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
  • 85% SAY HIRING INTERNS WAS A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
  • 86% SAY THEIR INTERNSHIP WAS A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
  • 33% of employers hire virtual interns 20% increase from 2011 to 2012
  • 71% of students would consider a virtual internship

T0P 3 THINGS STUDENTS LIKED

  1. Learning new things
  2. Real-world work experience
  3. Working with colleagues

COMPENSAT1ON

  • 1/3 PAID
  • 2/3 UNPAID

Unpaid Beneifits

  • 59% offer college credit
  • 36% offer company perks
  • 23% offer travel stipends
  • 15% offer food stipends

72 % of students consider compensation to be the least important factor when considering an internship

INTERNSHIPS to JOBS – MOST LIKELY TO MAKE FULL-TIME OFFERS?

LARGE COMPANIES more than 100 employees 62% made full time job offers to interns in 2012

SMALL COMPANIES less than 5O employees 39% Made full time job offers to interns in 2012

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