NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- College students across the country are getting ready to battle it out over summer internship positions, but which companies offer the best program?
Traditionally, Wall Street offered the most coveted spots, where bright-eyed, fresh-faced newbies started and ended their days to the sounds of the opening and closing bells. These days, students are heading to the West Coast to munch on free food, play foosball and get on-site laundry service, all while getting work experience at some of the world's top technology companies.
With about 27,500 open internships across the United States, Glassdoor, an online jobs, recruiting and review site, identified the companies with the best internship programs. Although all companies on the list pay their interns, and quite handsomely from anecdotal reviews on Glassdoor, the annual ranking is based on feedback from former interns.
Companies had to have at least 20 intern reviews and ratings as well as ratings for interview difficulty to be considered, according to Glassdoor.
In conjunction with the report, Glassdoor launched Glassdoor for Students, a free job search resource to find and research the latest internships, jobs and salaries, career tips and other information for entry-level employees.
Given the younger generation's penchant for all-things social these days, it isn't surprising that Facebook (FB) was the top company for internships for the second year row.
Here are the top 11 companies worth considering for internships. After perusing the list, check out the 12 best jobs in America.
11. Apple (AAPL)
Headquarters: Cupertino, Calif.
Company Rating: 4.4
Interview Difficulty Rating: 3.1
Apple offers internships for both undergraduates and graduate students.
Undergraduates can find themselves working in the tech giant's communications, design, engineering, finance, hardware, information technology, marketing, software or wellness areas. Graduate students can find opportunities in engineering, finance, marketing, merchandising, operations, real estate development and design, and software.
Glassdoor review: "I had a great time and learned a lot even though the corporate culture at Apple isn't as exciting as other companies." - Finance intern (Cupertino, Calif.)
10. Boston Consulting Group
Company Rating: 4.4
Interview Difficulty Rating: 3.8
Boston Consulting Group's internship program is frequently a gateway for young graduates to receive full-time job offers. Internships are generally two to three months with some consultant positions requiring travel.
The company is looking for business school, engineering, humanities and science majors nearing degree completion.
Glassdoor review: "Very sharp people. Nice to be surrounded by such talent. People are generally friendly as is management. Career development is kept front of mind." - Summer consultant (Chicago)