Frank Rimerman + Co., Elliot Davis Ranked Highly on Top Internship List, a comprehensive resource for employer, university and internship program rankings, has released its list of top internships for 2017.

The list highlights the top programs in 13 categories, including the most prestigious internships, the best overall internships, the programs offering the best quality of life and career development, and the best industry-specific internships.

“As everyone knows, an internship is essential to college students looking to advance their careers in a chosen industry,” says Tara McCaffrey, VP of marketing at “Companies are looking to recruit top talent before they graduate college and are using internships as the best way to assess potential employees. At the same time, college students view internships as the best way to test-drive their chosen career path. These rankings offer students an opportunity to determine which companies are the best fit for their career goals.”

This summer, Vault surveyed more than 11,000 current and former interns from more than 100 employers. In addition to asking respondents to rate and review their own internship experiences for the 2017 Best Internships Rankings, we asked interns to rate the prestige of other employers, to determine which internships are the most desirable.

Here are some of the results:

Best Internship for Quality of Life: Elliott Davis ENVISION Summer Internship Experience – “The people at the firm are amazing from new hires to partners. The office is in a great location and is new and fully equipped with amenities and space,” says one survey participant. “The work is rewarding. Benefits and compensation are highly competitive. They really care about their employees.”

Vault Ranks The Top Industry-Specific Internships

Vault also broke out the rankings further to include Top Internship lists for nine industry-specific categories, including industries related to both business and finance.

Top 10 Accounting Internships

  1. Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP’s Summer Internship
  2. Elliott Davis Decosimo ENVISION Summer Internship Experience
  3. Plante Moran Internship
  4. Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Internship Program
  5. Moss Adams Summer Internship Program
  6. Travis Wolff Internship
  7. BDO USA Internship Program
  8. PwC’s Advance, Internship Experience
  9. KPMG Internship Program
  10. Wipfli Accounting Internship Program

On why Frank, Rimerman + Co should be No. 1, one survey respondent stated: “Best part of the Internship was the emphasis on us and our learning experience with the firm. There is none of the busy work that is often dreaded with other internships. Interactions with all of the employees here were more than welcoming. There was never an interaction where I didn’t feel included. Everyone from the senior most partners to the associates were more than willing to help.”

Top 10 Consulting Internships

  1. Bain & Company Associate Consultant Intern (ACI) and Summer Associate (SA) programs
  2. CapTech Summer Internship Program
  3. Cornerstone Research Summer Analyst Program
  4. Excella Consulting Extension Center Program
  5. Protiviti U.S. Intern Program
  6. PwC Strategy& Summer Internship Program
  7. Charles River Associates Undergraduate Internship Program
  8. Deloitte Consulting LLP Internship
  9. Bates White Summer Consultant Program
  10. PwC’s Advance, Internship Experience