Despite nationwide hiring being reported as unchanged by the BLS last week, the demand for interns has been strong over the past months. In August, there were more than 12,000 internships advertised online by direct employers. The volume of job ads for interns has increased 18% from July to August and 23% compared to one year ago.
Hiring Demand for Internships by Direct Employers – Past 4 Years
Of the ten locations that saw the highest demand for interns, 9 saw increases. Washington, DC experienced a 31% decline, despite advertising the most ads for internships last month. Direct employers in New York also placed more than 1,000 new online ads for interns at a 13% increase.
Locations with Highest Ad Volume
for Interns – August 2011
Public Relations Specialists were the most commonly advertised internship position by employers in August. The volume of job ads surged 88% from to August 2010, with more than 1,200 advertised. This is more than twice the the demand of Registered Nurses, the second most common internship advertised. Of the 10 occupations with the most ads for interns, only Sales Agents of Financial Services saw year-over-year declines. The five direct employers that placed the most ads for interns during August were IBM, Citigroup, Target, Kaiser Permanente and AT&T.
Internship Positions with the Highest
Ad Volume – August 2011
The most common job titles used in the job ads for PR Specialists included Marketing Intern, Communications Intern, Public Relations Intern, Marketing Communications Intern, and Social Media Intern.