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Top Development Programs - Internships 2021

This article is part of the “2021 Ranking of MBA Development Programs”. At the time of this writing, our Development Program Directory has 287 internships, with this article focusing on the top ten!

The top three internships for this past year, in descending order, were Johnson & Johnson International Recruitment and Development Program Internship (IRDP), Google MBA Intern, AB InBev Global MBA Internship. Unlike with the Top Programs overall, the podium programs have not changed this year, the only difference being J&J and AB InBev swapping first and third positions. This is, however, in line with the increased popularity and demand in the Healthcare industry following the global pandemic.

What was a surprise was that two of the three Amazon programs that were in the top ten last year, didn't make the cut. With not only the increasing popularity of the Technology industry, but also that of Amazon as a whole, this was certainly unexpected. In contrast to that, this year there were four programs in the Food/Beverage industry with AB InBev, Nestle, Heineken and Burger King, in contrast to last year which only had AB InBev at the top. I guess the saying "a man's gotta eat" can be taken more literally in this case.

In conclusion, while some of the programs in the top ten are expected and on trend with previous years, there were also some new unexpected surprises. Whether this is sign of a new norm or just a temporary trend will have to be seen in years to come.


#1 Johnson & Johnson
International Recruitment and Development Program Internship (IRDP)
Want to use your unique combination of expertise, dedication and drive to spark bold innovation while tackling some of the world's most pressing health challenges? With the power of the world's largest broad-based healthcare company behind you, you'll amplify your impact and find that...

#2 Google
MBA Intern
Google invites you to join us for a unique summer experience in a 10-13 weeks paid internship for first-year MBA students. Our MBA interns work on projects handling some of the most cutting-edge business challenges in the tech industry. Our graduate interns have joined us...

#3 AB InBev
Global MBA Internship
Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world's most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent...

#4 Amazon
MBA/Master’s Level Internship Opportunities
Various internship opportunities available such as Retail Leadership Development Program (RLDP), Senior Product Manager (PM), Senior Product Manager Technical Products (PMT) Pathways Operations Leadership Development Program (OPS)...

#5 Abbvie
Global Market Access Program MBA Internship
As a Market Access Development Program Intern, you’ll participate in a new, twelve week paid summer program supporting our global and affiliate businesses. You’ll join a team where you will do meaningful work that has a real impact...

#6 Nestle
MBA Marketing Summer Associate Internship Program
You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer's, Nesquik, Toll House, and Lean Cuisine as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee. Across our organization, we're building a workplace where teamwork is essential...

#7 Lilly
Accelerated Management Program
Fast track your career to senior management. This is an exceptional opportunity for MBAs who want to become corporate business leaders at a global Fortune 125 company. Our unique, highly competitive 12-week internship provides the opportunity to solve real business challenges…

#8 Heineken
Global Leadership Development Intern
Amongst other duties, you will be responsible for the coordination of our Leadership 360 Feedback tool and the Insights Discovery personality profiling tool. You will also support the deployment of our global Leadership Development programmes for global top talents…

#9 Burger King
Summer Internship Switzerland
Our 10-week internships for MBAs give top-performing individuals an early taste of real business challenges. During your summer with us, you'll get to own at least one key project that's been selected by our senior leaders. Past projects have included boosting our brand...

#10 Citigroup
Investment Banking, Summer Associate
Complement your education with real-world experience in the summer of 2020. Vanguard’s MBA summer internship program isn’t just a chance to advance your leadership abilities: it’s an opportunity to impact the financial future of our investors. Here, you can influence... has thousands of students from more than 100 business schools
searching its Development Programs Directory (thanks to their schools' memberships). The analyses of the students interests allows to discover the trends and the most popular programs worldwide, broken down by region, industry and function in several articles.


Posted on December 15, 2021