GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Unpaid Internship Statistics [Current Data]

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"43% of internships in the United States are unpaid."

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"In 2018, there were about 1.5 million internships offered by organizations in the United States, with nearly 643,000 of them being unpaid."

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"Unpaid internships are more common in non-profit organizations (60%) than in for-profit businesses (40%)."

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"Unpaid internships are banned in countries like Belgium, France, and Spain."

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"64.9% of students with unpaid internships had a job offer by graduation."

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"Gender gap in unpaid internships: 77% of women work unpaid internships while only 23% of men do."

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"The highest percentage of unpaid internships can be found in the arts (85.9%), followed by the environmental sector (68.8%)."

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"75% of undergraduate students at private universities in the US participate in an internship or co-op experience."

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"Students who completed unpaid internships are 5% more likely to be employed after graduation than those who did not have internships."

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"50% of employers provide some financial assistance or compensation to unpaid interns."

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"Unpaid internships are more common in smaller companies, with 40% of companies with 100-499 employees offering unpaid internships."

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"In 2014, 48% of students who completed internships did so without pay."

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"Almost 60% of all internships in New York City are unpaid."

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"61% of unpaid internships are in the public sector."

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"Interns are 70% more likely to be hired as full-time employees by their internship employer."

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"47% of unpaid internships are in the media sector."

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