The 5 best fields for paid internships
"We may only have about 20 accounting majors every year, but there's never a question about whether they'll have paid internships," says Jennifer Rowley, internship coordinator at Loyola University in Baltimore, Md. "Accounting is one of those fields that requires a specialized skill set, and firms generally pay pretty well to get it."
According to PayScale.com, a Web site that tracks compensation for more than 7,000 jobs, the average accounting intern earns from $10 to $18 an hour, but Rowley adds that top firms like Ernst & Young, and PricewaterhouseCoopers can earn more than $25 an hour.
In addition, plenty of options exist at small firms and in accounting departments of hospitals and libraries. To find these jobs, students should head to their school's career center, call local firms or use internship search sites like Monster.com, CollegeBoard.com or InternJobs.com.