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  • Guide to Compensation for Intern & Co-ops 2018

  • Summary

    Internship and cooperative education programs are critical tools through which many employers hire new college graduates. These programs enable the organization and student to find their “best fit,” which results in better short- and long-term retention rates for hires. Compensation plays an important role in an organization’s ability to attract and obtain interns and co-ops, who the organization will then work to convert into full-time, successful employees.

    The NACE 2018 Guide to Compensation for Interns & Co-ops provides wage and benefit information by degree, major, year of study, industry, company size, and region.

    Degrees include:

    • Associate
    • Bachelor’s
    • Master’s
    • Doctoral

    Majors include:

    • Accounting
    • Actuarial Science
    • Agricultural Science
    • Business Administration
    • Communications
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Finance
    • Health Science/Nursing
    • Human Resources
    • Humanities/Liberal Arts
    • Law/Paralegal
    • Marketing
    • Math/Statistics
    • Physical Science
    • Social Science

    Industries include:

    • Accounting Services
    • Chemical (Pharmaceutical) Manufacturing
    • Computer & Electronics Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Engineering Services
    • Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate
    • Food & Beverage Manufacturing
    • Information
    • Management Consulting
    • Miscellaneous Manufacturing
    • Miscellaneous Professional Services
    • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
    • Oil & Gas Extraction
    • Retail Trade
    • Social Services
    • Transportation
    • Utilities
    • Wholesale Trade

    Company size includes:

    • 500 or less employees
    • 1,001 to 2,500 employees
    • 2,501 to 5,000 employees
    • 5,001 to 10,000 employees
    • 10,001 to 20,000 employees
    • More than 20,000 employees

    Regions include:

    • Great Lakes
    • Mideast
    • New England
    • Plains
    • Rocky Mountains/Far West
    • Southeast
    • Southwest

    May 2018. 8 1/2" x 11”. 104 pages. PDF format.

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

    The 2018 Internship & Co-op Survey 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). Save by purchasing the Internship & Co-op Report 2018 and Guide to Compensation for Interns & Co-ops 2018 reports together.