Advertiser Disclosure

The Best City in Each State for Internships

How are you planning to spend your summer vacation? If your answer was “playing video games” or “sitting by the pool,” it’s probably time to put some thought into a more productive summer.

A recent study showed that 70% of job recruiters and college seniors said an internship is more valuable on a resume than a high GPA.

MYMOVE analysts recently published a list of the 2017 Best Cities for Internships based on the number of internship postings online, the cost of living and apartment costs in the area, crime rates, and other factors in more than 1,100 places.

Nationwide, the top 10 Best Cities for Summer Internships were:

  1. Morgantown, W.Va.
  2. Greenville, S.C.
  3. West Des Moines, Iowa
  4. Naples, Fla.
  5. Neenah, Wisc.
  6. Charlottesville, Va.
  7. Asheville, N.C.
  8. Golden Valley, Minn.
  9. Salt Lake City, Utah
  10. Portsmouth, N.H.

But sometimes, it’s unrealistic for a student to move halfway across the country for the summer just to take an internship that might only last a few weeks. In that case, you’re better off looking close to home.

So instead, we pulled out the top-ranked city in each state.

Overall, the top cities tended to be smaller; the highest-ranked place in 33 states had fewer than 100,000 residents, and all but 9 had fewer than 150,000. Only one was more than 500,000.

Man on computer

Everything for your move, all in one place

Curate your personalized moving checklist, set up TV & Internet, and more with a free MYMOVE account.

Get Started

Already have an account? Sign In

View our Privacy Policy

Related Articles

Your Questions About Moving During Coronavirus, Answered

Moving is stressful enough on a normal day without the added chaos of a pandemic. We know you have a lot of coronavirus moving questions. So, read on to have those questions answered. 

Read More

The Best Way to Move a Hot Tub

If you’re looking for the best way to move a hot tub, then congratulations! The odds are that you’ve found a new home you love, and you want to make sure you can take your beloved spa with you. But moving a hot tub can be a real challenge. By design, home spas are large, […]

Read More

These Moving Companies are Helping College Students Impacted by the Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, spreads throughout the United States, nursing homes, businesses, and schools around the country are taking action to prevent the coronavirus’ spread. College campuses are canceling in-person classes, and some are forcing thousands of students to move out — giving students just a few days to pack up and […]

Read More