The top-rated internships in the U.S. this year


Earlier this year, published a list of 2018’s best internships in the country. The list was based on overall ratings and reviews from users who select their employment status as “intern” while reviewing a company on

Here’s a glimpse at each company, its industry, and location. See these and more on


I. Kaiser Permanente


  • Headquarters: Oakland, CA
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Description: Kaiser Permanente is a managed care consortium and the leading not-for-profit health plan in the country.
  • Example Indeed review: “Working here, you learn how to work as a team. You become very close with your supervisors and co-workers. It feels like you’ve known each other for years. The atmosphere is laid back but still professional and fun. The hardest part about working there for me was the time it took for training. The most enjoyable part of the job was being surrounded by people who knew how to brighten your day, including the members that we help over the phone.”



II. The Walt Disney Company


  • Headquarters: Burbank, CA
  • Industry: Entertainment, travel, leisure
  • Description: The Walt Disney Company is a mass media and entertainment conglomerate, and is one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information.
  • Example Indeed review: “Great coworkers, managers and good work life balance. There are many interesting projects to work on, and you will have chance to speak up in meetings.”



III. Northwestern Mutual


  • Headquarters: Milwaukee, WI
  • Industry: Financial services and banking
  • Description: Northwestern Mutual is a financial services organization that provides services such as investment advisement, retirement planning, insurance products, estate planning, and more.
  • Example Indeed review: “Great experience during my summer here; learned a lot. The experienced people in the company are very willing to teach and help grow the young employees.”



IV. Walgreens


  • Headquarters: Deerfield, IL
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical, retail
  • Description: Walgreens/The Walgreen Company is the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the U.S., focusing on services such as filling prescriptions, providing health and wellness products, and providing health information.
  • Example Indeed review: “Walgreen’s provided me with the appropriate experience and knowledge base to successfully and confidently work and serve as a pharmacist upon graduation. I have had many positive experiences that have helped shape and teach me how to handle many different kinds of situations.”





  • Headquarters: Indianapolis, IN
  • Industry: Non-profit
  • Description: YMCA (“the Y”) is a non-profit organization with chapters in communities across the united states. YMCA places a focus on youth development, health and wellness, and social responsibility.
  • Example Indeed review: “Great opportunity for a college student to earn work experience and make a small income. Nice environment with nice people. I would highly recommend it.”



VI. Starbucks


  • Headquarters: Seattle, WA
  • Industry: Restaurant
  • Description: Starbucks is a coffee company and coffeehouse chain that is considered to be the leader of “second-wave coffee.”
  • Example Indeed review: “I was able to be part of the leading design team that foresees the future of Starbucks. I got to see my design come to life within three months of working with the team. The team touched on many different aspect of designs, not just spatial planning, but also furniture, product, graphic, and even store management.”



VII. Lowe’s


  • Headquarters: Mooresville, NC
  • Industry: Retail, home improvement
  • Description: Lowe’s is a retail home improvement, appliance, and hardware chain with stores across North America.
  • Example Indeed review: “This is a great place to work; they are very diverse and allow you to be your true self without judgment. They make you feel like everyone is a family.”



VIII. Burlington


  • Headquarters: Burlington, NJ
  • Industry: Retail, fashion
  • Description: Formerly Burlington Coat Factory, Burlington is a department store retailer specializing in off-price fashion and home products.
  • Example Indeed review: “Burlington was a slow-paced environment. People there were somewhat friendly. The job was filled with so many different people from different countries. The energy there was great. The job was pretty easy, nothing hard at all. The hardest thing about the job was trying to keep the environment clean while customers shopped.”



IX. The Home Depot


  • Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
  • Industry: Retail, home improvement
  • Description: The Home Depot is a retail home improvement, appliance, and hardware chain with stores across North America.
  • Example Indeed review: “This was a great place to work. The people were fun, the management team was very invested in the employees, and [they] recognized when someone did good work and rewarded them.”



X. Macy’s


  • Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
  • Industry: Retail, fashion
  • Description: Macy’s is a well-established department store chain the provides fashion and home products.
  • Example Indeed review: “Great experience with room to grow. Had the ability to grow a team and have a direct impact. I enjoyed the work and was supported from day one and throughout my time there.”


Do you have internship experiences to share? Comment below!

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