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The best internships in America

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As the job market struggles to right itself, internships remain one of the best ways for young workers to get a foot in the door in many industries. Career site Glassdoor has ranked the 20 best internships in America, based on intern ratings.

To qualify for the rankings, companies had to be currently hiring interns and had to have received at least 20 reviews from interns.

Google is considered the best internship program in the country - it was recently represented in the Owen Wilson - Vince Vaughn movie "The Internship" (and, according to a former Google intern, the film is remarkably accurate about the experience).

But Microsoft interns actually earn the most - an average of $5,869 a month, while JP Morgan's internship program improved the most, jumping nine spots since last February.

Here are the top 20 internships, ratings, and average pay:

1. Google: 4.6 out of 5 rating, $5,832 average monthly base pay

2. Qualcomm: 4.4 out of 5 rating, $4,593 average monthly base pay

3. Microsoft: 4.3 out of 5 rating, $5,869 average monthly base pay

4. Procter & Gamble: 4.3 out of 5 rating, $4,057 average monthly base pay

5. Intel: 4.1 out of 5 rating, $4,734 average monthly base pay

6. PricewaterhouseCoopers: 4.1 out of 5 rating, $4,162 average monthly base pay

7. KPMG: 4.1 out of 5 rating, $3,819 average monthly base pay

8. Nordstrom: 4.0 out of 5 rating, $2,064 average monthly base pay

9. JPMorgan Chase: 4.0 out of 5 rating, $4,031 average monthly base pay

10. Cisco: 4.0 out of 5 rating, $3,904 average monthly base pay

11. MTV Networks: 4.0 out of 5 rating

12. Ernst & Young: 3.9 out of 5 rating, $4,200 average monthly base pay

13. General Electric: 3.9 out of 5 rating, $3,134 average monthly base pay

14. Merrill Lynch: 3.9 out of 5 rating, $1,704 average monthly base pay

15. Amazon: 3.9 out of 5 rating, $5,539 average monthly base pay

16. IBM: 3.9 out of 5 rating, $3,944 average monthly base pay

17. Deloitte: 3.9 out of 5 rating, $4,070 average monthly base pay

18. Accenture: 3.8 out of 5 rating, $3,509 average monthly base pay

19. Scottrade: 3.8 out of 5 rating, $1,805 average monthly base pay

20. UBS Financial Services: 3.7 out of 5 rating, $1,859 average monthly base pay

Image: Google

via [Business Insider]

— By on June 9, 2013, 8:10 PM PST

Channtal Fleischfresser

Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor Channtal Fleischfresser has worked for The Economist, WNET/Channel 13, Al Jazeera English, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in New York. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure