No. 14:  Abbott Laboratories

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No. 14: Abbott Laboratories

Interns hired in 2009: 256
Intern hiring planned for 2010: NA

Average hourly wage: $17.50
Average total pay: $19,000

Interns by academic year:
Freshman 8%
Sophomore 33%
Junior 41%
Senior 18%
Recent Grad 0%

Interns who received full-time job offers: 50%
Interns with offers who accepted: 90%
Entry-level hires in 2009 who were former interns: 49%

Nearly 90% of all Abbott interns have a mentor, and summer interns who live more than 40 miles from their assigned location are eligible for free housing, transportation, and meals.