• Survey Shows Forty Percent of Interns Return to Organization for Full-Time Employment

    Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    March 5, 2014

    Forty percent of Class of 2013 graduates who took internships were hired for full-time employment by the organization at which they interned, according to preliminary results of NACE’s 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey.

    This is slightly higher than results for the Class of 2012, which found that 38 percent of graduates who had internships accepted an offer to work full time for the employer with which they interned.

    Meanwhile, the percentage of Class of 2013 co-ops hired for full-time employment by the organization with which they had their co-op assignment—19 percent—has dropped sharply from the reported 35 percent of Class of 2012 graduates who accepted an offer of full-time employment with their co-op employer.

    NACE’s 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey was conducted November 18, 2013, through January 24, 2014, among NACE employer-member organizations; 264 organizations participated. The 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey report will be available this spring.