Glassdoor: Check out these internships that pay more than $8,000 a month

16 of the top 25 highest-paying internships are in technology on the list compiled by Glassdoor's economic research team.

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"Intern" is no longer dismissive code for someone who's just learned to make cold brew just the way the big boss likes it. Today's intern, notably in technology, can mean a proper apprenticeship—one that not only pays, but pays well. The top three tech companies pay interns more than $8,000 per month or $96,000 per year, according to data gathered by Glassdoor's economic research team between March 1, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021. On the list of the 25 Highest Paying Internships for 2021, more than half of the highest paying internships are in the technology industry; of the 25, 16 are in tech.

NVIDIA, a computer hardware and software company which came in second among Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2021, offers the highest monthly salary at $8,811.

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25 Highest Paying Internships for 2021

1. NVIDIA
Median Monthly Pay:
$8,811
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2. Facebook
Median Monthly Pay:
$8,023
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3. LinkedIn
Median Monthly Pay:
$8,009
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4. Amazon
Median Monthly Pay:
$7,954
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5. Salesforce 
Median Monthly Pay:
$7,710
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6. Capital One
Median Monthly Pay:
$7,530
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7. Microsoft
Median Monthly Pay:
$7,366
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8. Uber
Median Monthly Pay:
$7,353
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9. Google
Median Monthly Pay:
$7,129
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10. ExxonMobil
Median Monthly Pay: $
7,018
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11. Apple
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,917
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12. Intuit
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,749
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13. BlackRock
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,684
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14. American Express
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,622
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15. VMware
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,463
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16. PayPal
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,359
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17. Qualcomm
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,355
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18. JP Morgan
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,250
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19. Citi
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,043
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20. Goldman Sachs
Median Monthly Pay:
$6,008
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21. MathWorks
Median Monthly Pay:
$5,905
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22. Adobe
Median Monthly Pay:
$5,875
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23. Marathon Petroleum
Median Monthly Pay:
$5,512
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24. Tesla *Hiring Surge*
Median Monthly Pay:
$5,348
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25. Cisco Systems 
Median Monthly Pay:
$5,347
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"The past year presented unique challenges for college students and recent graduates trying to gain valuable internship experience, with many employers making the difficult decision to pause hiring or even cut internships," said Amanda Stansell, Glassdoor economic data scientist in a company press release. 

"Fortunately, the labor market is seeing signs of recovery, presenting opportunities for workers early in their careers to not only find internships at top companies, but also earn a hefty paycheck, especially in those industries where it's notoriously difficult to hire, like tech and finance," she said. "Internship programs are critical tools for employers to fill their early talent pipelines and, in this age of remote work, many are willing to pay top dollar for interns, no matter where they are based."

This article was updated on April 15, 2021.

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