• The Darden Career Development Center provides a variety of career resources to help you in your search for a summer internship. The curriculum is also structured to allow you to take electives related to your summer internship in the final term of the First Year.

    Internships are a critical part of the Darden experience because they help you:

    • Gain experience in the job function and/or industry you plan to pursue after graduation 
    • Apply new knowledge and approaches learned during the First Year
    • Further develop skills that will help you in your full-time job search 

    If you are a career switcher, a summer internship is an important opportunity to try out and gain experience in a new job function and/or industry.

    Internship Statistics/Facts

    • Every year, over 95% of Darden students do a summer internship, and a large number of these students come back to Darden in the fall with full-time job offers.
    • 80% of students get their internships through on-Grounds recruiting (opportunities from companies who travel to Charlottesville to recruit Darden students).

    Internship Companies & Opportunities

    The following companies hired Darden students for summer internships in 2018.

    3M
    Accenture
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals
    AlixPartners
    Altman Vilandrie & Company
    Alton Lane
    Alvarez & Marsal
    Amazon
    Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
    Applied Materials
    Assembly Brands
    Assurant Growth Investing
    Astraea
    Atlassian
    Autodesk, Inc.
    Bain & Company, Inc.
    Baker Botts LLP
    Ball Corporation
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Barclays
    Bayer
    BB&T Capital Markets
    Beacon Capital Partners
    Beam Therapeutics
    Bellwether Education Partners
    Blue Hawk Investment Group 
    Bluestone Analytics
    Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 
    Bridgewater Associates 
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Cargill
    Castle Development Partners
    Cavion
    Celgene
    Charles River Associates
    Cheniere Energy
    Chevron
    CIGNA Corporation
    Citi
    Clayborne Education
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 
    Colfax Corporation
    Compare.com
    Consolidated Mining Corporation
    Cooley LLP
    Corning Inc.
    Credit Suisse
    CROSBY by Mollie Burch
    Danaher Corporation
    DaVita
    Dell, Inc.
    Deloitte Consulting
    Delta Air Lines
    Deutsche Bank
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
    Discover Financial Services
    Duckhorn Vineyards
    DuPont
    DXC Technology
    E. & J. Gallo Winery
    Electronic Arts
    Emerson
    Ernst & Young 
    Evercore Partners
    Evergreen
    Expedia.com
    Facebook
    Foodland Super Market
    Ford Motor Company
    Fortive Corporation
    GlaxoSmithKline
    Goldman Sachs
    Google
    Gooten
    Granahan Investment Management
    Guesthouses
    Harris Williams 
    Hilton Worldwide
    Home Depot
    Houlihan Lokey
    IBM
    iCadenza
    Inspiring Capital
    Invesco
    J Walter Thompson
    JD.com
    Jefferies
    Johnson & Johnson
    JPMorgan Chase
    Kabbage
    KIMC
    Kroger
    Lazard Freres and Co. 
    Lendstreet
    Let's Play America
    LG Household & Health Care  
    Liberty Mutual
    L'Oreal
    Marriott International
    MasterCard
    McKinsey & Company
    Medtronic
    MetLife
    Microsoft 
    MindBody
    Moelis & Company
    Morgan Stanley
    Morrison & Foerster  
    Nevro
    NewMarket Corporation
    Okta
    Parthenon EY
    PepsiCo
    Pfizer
    Piper Jaffray
    Principia Management Group
    Prophet
    PsiKick
    PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.
    PwC
    PwC Strategy&
    Rialto Capital Management 
    Richmond Public Schools
    Rodan + Fields
    Rohatyn Group
    Samsung Research America
    Samsung Semiconductor
    Sands Capital Management
    ScottMadden, Inc.
    SineWave Ventures
    Starbucks
    Swisslog Holding AG
    TE Connectivity
    The Hershey Company
    Touchstone Research
    Treecap
    UBS
    University of Virginia
    University of Virginia Investment Management Company
    UVA Seed Fund
    Vanguard
    VIP.com
    Walmart
    Walmart eCommerce
    Walmart International
    Wayfair
    Wells Fargo Securities
    WestRock
    Whereoware
    Yelp
    Ziff Davis
    ZS Associates

    Visit Hiring Companies for a complete list of companies that have hired students for full-time jobs. 

    Alternative Summer Internships

    • Darden i.Lab Incubator (i.Lab): The i.Lab provides a community of student and faculty support, as well as $13,000 in funding for a select group of students to start business ventures during the summer.
    • Batten Venture Internship Program: This program provides Darden students the opportunity to pursue summer internships with venture capital firms or start-ups around the country. To promote and support student involvement with these firms, the Batten Endowment provides a matching stipend to supplement a student’s summer salary.
    • Darden Nonprofit Internship Fund (DNIF): Students interested in doing an internship for a nonprofit organization can apply for a stipend through the DNIF to help defray summer living expenses.