Student Internship Statistics and Facts in the US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for student interns in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 176,070 student interns currently employed in the United States.
- 60.3% of all student interns are women, while only 33.6% are men.
- The average age of an employed student internship is 44 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of student interns is White (57.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.7%) and Black or African American (9.7%).
- The majority of student interns are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
- Student interns are paid an average annual salary of $28,608.
- Student interns average starting salary is $21,000.
- In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid student interns earn as much as $38,000 or more.
- 8% of all student interns are LGBT.
- Student interns are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.
Student Internship Statistics By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Student Internship
Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man
Student Internship Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the student internship position over time.
Student Internship Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, torque tester and agriculture consultant have the biggest difference in gender.
|Lead Toddler Teacher||8%||88%|
|Certified Performance Technologist||74%||21%|
Student Internship Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among student interns is White, which makes up 57.5% of all student interns. Comparatively, there are 21.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 57.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 21.7%
- Black or African American, 9.7%
- Asian, 7.7%
- Unknown, 2.2%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%
Student Internship Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among student interns.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Student Internship Wage Gap By Race
Average Age of a Student Internship
We determined the average age of student interns based on ethnicity and gender.
Student Internship Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of student internship employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of student interns is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.
Types of Student Internship Degree Levels
- Bachelors, 65%
- Associate, 15%
- Masters, 8%
- High School Diploma, 6%
- Other Degrees, 6%
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Student Internship Wage Gap By Education
Student Internship Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ student interns. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most student interns is the health care industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire student interns.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
The Types Of Companies Student Internship Work In
Employees with the student internship job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most student interns prefer to work at education companies over private companies.
Top Industries Hiring Student Internships
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ student interns. Those industries include health care, education and non profits.
Student Internship Turnover And Employment Statistics
Student Internship Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of student interns changed.
- Unemployment rate
The Average Number of Years That Student Internship Stay in a Job
By looking over 71,529 student interns resumes, we figured out that the average student internship enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 75%.
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Student Internships with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to student interns.
|School Curriculum Developer||8.68%|
|6th Grade Science Teacher||13.03%|
|Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant||25.12%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Student Internships
The most common foreign language among student interns is Spanish at 51.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.4% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.7%.
- Spanish, 51.5%
- French, 9.4%
- Chinese, 5.7%
- Mandarin, 4.9%
- German, 3.0%
- Other, 25.5%