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By Lindsey Gerdes
Long gone are the days when a summer internship was something you did to pad your résumé. These days, employers consider an internship a key tool to identify—and hire—top entry-level candidates in an intensely competitive marketplace for the best and brightest college grads. An internship is the job tryout that lasts all summer long. To help find that perfect fit, Bloomberg BusinessWeek's third annual list of the Best Internships ranks the leading programs according to data such as pay and the percentage of interns who get full-time jobs.
Click through to find out more about the companies we ranked. Then go to our interactive table, which has additional information on each company.
Data: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Research by: Lindsey Gerdes and Frederick F. Jespersen