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  • 2022 Guide to Compensation for Interns & Co-Ops

  • Summary

    Internship and cooperative education programs are among the most effective means employers have for identifying potential new hires. Paid internships and co-op programs ensure that employers can compete effectively for talent, help build a more inclusive pool of potential interns/co-ops, and remove legal barriers that unpaid programs face.

    This guide—based on actual wages and benefits provided for 2020-21 interns/co-ops—includes data for average hourly wage by degree, academic major, year of study, industry, company size, and region, plus benefits.

    April 2022. 8 1/2” x 11”. 54 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.

    View the accompanying 2022 Internship & Co-op Survey Report for hiring projections, conversion, retention, compensation (wages and benefits), recruiting strategies, and program structure. Save by purchasing the 2022 Internship & Co-op Report and Guide to Compensation for Interns & 2021 Co-ops Report Combo.