We came across this recent report by one of the largest Internship sites in the world, who surveyed students, recent graduates, and companies to learn about their internship activities in 2014 and intentions for 2015. The results reveal exciting trends and continued growth of the internships market which we couldn’t wait to share with you!
Here are the fully illustrated results in addition to the following highlights:
- Popularity among students continues to increase. 67% of the college class of 2014 completed at least one internship during college – a 6% increase over last year.
- Employer demand is up. 56% of companies plan to hire more interns in 2015 than they did in 2014.
- Internships aren’t just for the summer, there are opportunities year-round. 84% of employers offer summer internships, while 80% offer fall/ winter internships and 78% offer Virtual internships.
- Both employers and students report a positive internship experience. 84% of employers say hiring interns was a positive experience; 87% of students say that their internship was a positive experience.
Check out the infographic on top, “Internships in 2015, the growth continues,” to see all of the data and trends from our survey of students and employers.