• Internships: Outcomes


  • Intern to Full-Time Hire Conversion: “Returning” vs “Nonreturning” Interns

     
    Are students who repeat their internship experience with an organization more likely to convert to full-time hires? nearly 90 percent of eligible returning interns received an offer of full-time employment, and nearly 90 percent of those accepted. In comparison, just 43.5 percent of nonreturning interns were offered a job with their internship employer.
     

    The Internship Sectors and Pay Status of STEM Majors

     
    In which sectors were STEM majors most likely to have had an internship or co-op? And were their internships paid or unpaid?
     

    Internship/Co-op Experience of STEM Students

     
    Among STEM students, computer science, engineering, and environmental science majors were the most likely to have had an internship/co-op experience.
     

    Unpaid Internships: A Clarification of NACE Research

     
    NACE research has found a strong positive relationship between a student having an internship and an increased probability of receiving a full-time job offer while searching for a job prior to graduation. NACE data to date, however, have not allowed for a full analysis of the relationship between having an unpaid internship and the prospects for full-time employment after graduation.
     

Outcomes