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Top 5 companies with great internship opportunities

Regardless of how hard you study, nothing can prepare you for the realities of the professional world like a job can. Before going point-blank into a 9 to 5 profession, it’s wise to test the waters first. And the best way to do that is by applying for an internship. Some of the biggest corporations in the world will pay for these positions, while others will only pay for your expenses.

1. The World Bank

WorldBank

Although they have a few internship positions abroad, you might need to go to Washington, D.C., to become part of their team. It depends on what type of internships they have available.

Check their website.

2. Google

Google

From summer undergraduates to PhD students, Google welcomes all of them. The good news is that they have offices in every corner of the world, so you might work in America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America.

Check their website.

3. J.P. Morgan

JP-Morgan

Having clients in more than 100 countries, JP Morgan organises numerous programs for full-time undergraduates, graduates, PhD graduates everywhere from the Americas to Europe, India, South Africa.

Check their website.

4. Unilever

Unilever

This humongous company offers hundreds of opportunities for young, ambitious people, putting at their disposal contracts of up to three years long.

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5. H&M

HM

Usually starting in November, internships at H&M need to be submitted before this date. They are paid and are a good opportunity to get to know the people from within the industry you want to get into.

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Among other renowned companies you should take into consideration when applying for an internship are Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Twitter, Yahoo and Intel. Apart from a great name on your CV, a memorable experience and skills acquired, you will find yourself inundated with amazing job offers from the company itself or other influential corporations.