With summer just around the corner, employers are beginning to sound the call for college students and recent graduates to temporarily – or permanently, for the sizable percentage that makes a good impression – join their ranks as summer interns.
Entry-level jobseekers need experience in today's job market because employers are much more risk-averse than before with regard to new hires. Taking on internships is the simplest and quickest way to get this requisite experience. Interns also gain a valuable window into the worlds of their prospective careers, saving them a potential career setback if they choose to switch industries down the road.
Below are the top companies offering sales and business internships. They're already taking applications, so apply today!
1. Daiichi Sankyo
What it does: Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited is a global pharmaceutical company based in Tokyo, Japan. Its subsidiary, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., began operating in the United States in 2006 and is headquartered in New Jersey. It manages U.S. commercial operations and global clinical development.
Seeking interns for: Business analysis and others
Compensation: Paid or unspecified
Where: New Jersey
2. Trinity Industries Inc.
What it does: Trinity Industries is a conglomerate of businesses that provide services to the industrial, energy, transportation and construction sectors. The industrial company is segmented into five principal business groups: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, the Construction Products Group and the Energy Equipment Group. Its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas.
Seeking interns for: Accounting, finance, management, maintenance planning and others
Where: Texas, Illinois, California and Louisiana
3. The Invictus Group
What it does: The Invictus Group is a marketing company that represents some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. It works in the areas of merchant services, office supplies, online advertising, telecommunications and fiber optics.
Seeking interns for: Business administration, marketing, advertising, human resources and others
Where: Pennsylvania and New Jersey
4. Roche Molecular Diagnostics
What it does: Roche Molecular Diagnostics is a division of Switzerland-based Hoffmann-La Roche. It manufactures equipment and reagents for research and medical diagnostic applications. Its five primary business groups are: Roche Applied Science, Roche Professional Diagnostics, Roche Diabetes Care, Roche Molecular Diagnostics and Roche Tissue Diagnostics.
Seeking interns for: Medical outcomes, reimbursement and economics and international business team support
What it does: The United Parcel Service is an international shipping company based in Sandy Springs, Ga. UPS delivers over 16.9 million packages and documents and services 9.4 million customers daily, servicing more that 220 countries and territories worldwide.
Seeking interns for: Marketing, database development, sales, product management and other
What it does: Flextronics offers supply chain services, including manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, to original equipment manufacturers. The Fortune 500 company has manufacturing operations in over 30 countries and is the second largest company of its kind globally. It is based in Singapore and operates out of Silicon Valley.
Seeking interns for: Supply chain, project and program management, sales, business analysis and others
Where: California, Michigan, Texas and Massachusetts
What it does: South Korea-based Samsung is a global conglomerate company that makes a variety of products including apparel, chemicals, electronics and semiconductors. Its subsidiary Samsung Electronics is the largest information technology company in the world.
Seeking interns for: Marketing, data analysis, financial operations, business analysis and others
Where: New Jersey
8. Verengo Solar
What it does: Verengo Solar is a residential solar energy company based in Torrance, Calif. The private company distributes and installs solar panels, inverters and power systems, and services Southern California residents. Inc. Magazine included Verengo in its list of the Top 100 Job Creators in 2013.
Seeking interns for: Sales
Where: California, New York, Connecticut,
9. Hitachi Data Systems
What it does: Hitachi Data Systems is a computer and information technology company and a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company offers storage systems, software and services in over 100 countries worldwide.
Seeking interns for: Sales, operations, finance, data analysis and others
Where: California and Washington
What it does: Mathworks is a mathematical computing software company based in Natick, Mass. Its best known products are MATLAB and Simulink. These and other Mathworks-developed tools are used by the government, at universities and various industries. Mathworks appeared on Business Insider's list of best tech companies to work for.
Seeking interns for: Sales, marketing and others
Where: Michigan, Massachusetts and Alabama
Seeking an internship in a different field? Start your search today and stay tuned for more internship roundups from AOL Jobs coming next week.