[Infographic] The Evolution Of The Internship
InternMatch, an online platform connecting the intern candidates and employers, compiled an infographic below which showcases the impact internships have had on our world. In the 80s, only 3 percent of college students completed an internship, but today, 47 percent of employers boast structured internship programs. Here are some key points to note:
- 37% of students say internships are a good job search resource
- 81% of employers find they have better experiences with new hires that have intern experience
- 33% of employers hire virtual interns, a 20% increase from 2011 to 2012
- The average wage rate for interns at bachelor’s level is $16.21
Check out the full infographic below:
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.