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Highest paid interns making $7,000 a month

Highest Paid Interns Making $7,000 a Month

Imagine getting paid more than $7,000 a month ... as an intern. HLN reports it's a reality for a lucky few.

"Software company Palantir is at the top, paying its interns just over, get this, $7,000 per month. And Twitter, well it ranks number three at more than $6,700."

Job site Glassdoor published the information Friday and says if you want a better shot at landing one of those high-paying internships, you might want to move to the San Francisco area.

In fact, 18 out of the top 25 highest paying internships are at companies based in the Bay Area. And 19 of those top companies are in the tech field.

CNN points out some of the other tech companies ranking high on the list include LinkedIn, Facebook, Amazon, Adobe and Intel. Some interns at those high-paying companies could make more than $80,000 a year - and that's before getting a job.

Even the lowest paying company on the list gives its interns a pretty penny. Oilfield services company Schlumberger pays its interns more than $4,600 a month. So, maybe start working on that resume of yours.

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mracle007 March 04 2014 at 12:44 PM

Right! And, teachers?

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David S. mracle007 March 04 2014 at 3:58 PM

Not valued by our society........every parent wants their kid to be the next Mark Zuckerberg......

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wlh1923 March 04 2014 at 12:00 PM

Apparently the interns making the most are doing it from home working on the internet if all the THOUSANDS of SPAM ads that have ruined this site are to be believed. C'Mon AOL start moderating this stuff.

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komivesdd March 04 2014 at 8:01 PM

Pay is relative, in Wash. D.C. a two bedroom apartment with one garage space goes for $3500.00 a month. It all depends upon the geographic area's cost of living.

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hey dick head March 04 2014 at 11:09 AM

the rest of the title should have read... no where any middle or lower class person can possibly look

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toddisit March 04 2014 at 1:57 PM

The exception, not the rule. Most jobs SUCK.

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mobiusborgov toddisit March 04 2014 at 2:21 PM

Go to WORK> for a thankless BOSS> to cash you wage slave pay at a BANK> to pay a the RENT> and another BILL> anyone else see notice the real dirty four letter words yet?

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potatoes mobiusborgov March 04 2014 at 2:55 PM

Maybe a three letter would help you, GED. Maybe you should start thinking about being the boss instead of the worker. Oh and learn some English along the way. "cash you wage" "anyone else see notice the real dirty four letter words."

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smprfitom March 04 2014 at 8:27 AM

Hey teachers in San Fran..........stop whinning & get on the intern bandwagon. Here's your answer to the unaffordable housing b.s. you think you're intitled to!

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ovstampco March 04 2014 at 4:11 PM

Are you people kidding me ? Do you think that those interns are just people off the street putting out resumes ? These people are the top 10% grads from schools such as Harvard , MIT , Cal Tech , Stanford etc. etc. These guys were probably writing code when they were in Jr. high ... 99.5 % of students just don't have the gray matter to even pass a couple years of Calculus or a course in P-chem.
Outside of the Oil industry these jobs don't go to people with contacts or giving head to the boss..... they are the brightest young people in the country .

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Heymickr March 04 2014 at 3:40 PM

The people getting those internships obviously dedicated themselves to obtaining the necessary education and worked hard to acquire the skills necessary to qualify for those jobs. They are the best of the best and earn what they are paid and always will. The people making most of the adverse comments seem to have eaten a lot of sour grapes and want something for nothing although they are the first to complain when it comes from our government and is paid for by the taxes on the rest of us including those interns they think are overpaid. Everybody earns what they're worth; no more, no less. It's the law of supply and demand.

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YourFtr March 04 2014 at 1:26 PM

Saw a 'lifestyles' where one guy ran his company through the internet out of a home office in California. Trouble was; he was paying like a 10,000 a month mortgage and never saw his kids or the California beach...he had to hire nannies for his kids. He had no front lawn only a driveway and a 'Fountain' !??
Since it was an internet company; he could have bought a 'ranch' somewhere else for a 2,000 mortgage; saved the 90,000 per year and still ran his company.
He needed to get the h out of California....

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David S. YourFtr March 04 2014 at 3:57 PM

If he's paying a $10,000 a month mortgage, he was living way beyond his means, even in California.

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gway1958 March 04 2014 at 1:36 PM

Thats fantastic but 7 grand isnt as much as it sounds in SF. We need more companies like these that pay their help well and provide good benefits. Share the wealth...thats what makes a good economy! My son and daughter in law work for Deere & Co. antoher fantastic corporation that shares the wealth and pays their peopel very well. Kudos

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bobkat15 gway1958 March 04 2014 at 2:26 PM

you do realize a LOT of internships do not pay anything at all...right?

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