Just under 60% of hiring managers answering a recent survey said they plan to hire top-performing college interns through the end of 2006, while 36% say they will give those interns a salary bump over 2005 compensation levels.
A news release from CBcampus.com, a division of job placement site CareerBuilder.com, said 83% of responding companies reported paying their interns, with nearly four in 10 (37%) offering $10 per hour.
“Internships offer college students a great alternative to part-time jobs,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CBcampus.com, a college-oriented job site, in the news release. “The key is to treat your internship search with the same professionalism that you would if you were looking for full-time employment.”
The survey, “Intern Hiring,” was conducted from June 6 to June 16, 2006. Methodology used to collect survey responses totaling more than 1,000 hiring managers for this study involved selecting a random sample of comScore Networks panel members.