According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, 2015
According to National Association of Colleges and Employers 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey:
CONVERSION AND RETENTION
- The conversion rate for interns rose this year to 51.2 percent.
- Employers made full-time offers to 64.8 percent of their interns; the acceptance rate. . . 79.0 percent in 2014.
- The co-op conversion rate increased from 36.9 percent in 2013 to 46.7 percent in 2014.
- The rate at which employers made full-time offers to their co-op students dramatically and steadily increased from 48.8 percent in 2013 to 65.8 percent in 2014. The rise in the offer rate coincided with a rise in the acceptance rate—an increase from 75.5 in 2013 to 82.2 percent in 2014.
- Employees who complete an internship or co-op program with their employer are more likely to be with the company at both the one-year and the five year retention benchmark.
NACE’S 2013 Internship & Co-operative Survey was conducted from November 18, 2013 through January 24, 2014.
The survey was sent to 1,116 NACE employer members: 264, or 23.7 percent, took part. More than 20 industries were represented. By region, 22.7 percent of respondents were from the Northeastern United States; 25.8 percent were from the Southeast; 33.0 percent were from the Midwest; 17.8 percent were from the West; 0.8 percent of respondents were from outside the United States