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  • Internship & Co-op Report 2017

  • Summary

    The 2017 Internship & Co-op Report report explores key aspects of employers’ internship and co-op programs, including how programs are structured, hiring projections, conversion, retention, recruiting strategies, and compensation (wages and benefits).

    Highlights include:

    • Responding employers expect to hire 3.4 percent more interns in 2017 than they did in 2016.
    • Co-op hiring is also expected to see greater gains as employers anticipate hiring 6.3 percent more co-ops in 2017 than they did in 2016.
    • The most widely used and most important criteria that employers use to select the target schools at which they recruit interns and co-ops are the location of the school, the majors offered, the perceived quality of their programs, and the employer’s past recruiting experience with a particular school.
    • Employers favor “high touch” techniques—particularly career/job fairs and on-campus recruiting—when recruiting interns and co-ops.

    View the accompanying Guide to Compensation for Interns & Co-ops 2017 report for detailed wage and benefit information by major, degree, year of study, company size, industry, and region. Save by purchasing the Internship & Co-op Report 2017 and Guide to Compensation for Interns & Co-ops 2017 reports together.

    May 2017. 8 1/2" x 11”. 30 pages. PDF format.

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    If your organization participated in the survey, or you purchased a copy of the report, you can access the report at MyNACE > Research Reports.