According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, 2015
According to National Association of Colleges and Employers 2015 Internship & Co-op Survey:
Demographically, men and women were equally as likely to have had an internship (64.6 percent and 65.8 percent, respectively), while African-American and Hispanic-American students were less likely to have done so (59.5 percent and 53.3 percent, respectively) compared to Asian-American, multiracial, white, and international students (63.2 percent to 68.2 percent).
More than half of students who took part in an internship and/or co-op (58.8 percent) worked for a private, for-profit company, while one-fourth (25.7 percent) worked for a nonprofit organization. (See Figure 1). A smaller group (12 percent) worked for a state or local government agency, while few students worked for a federal government agency (3.5 percent).
In addition, more than half of intern/co-op students (55.7 percent) had served in the industry that they ranked as their most preferred in which to start their careers.
The Class of 2015 Student Survey, was administered to 39,950 students at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels through NACE’s college members from February 11, 2015, to April 30, 2015.