The 5 best fields for paid internships

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You need experience; they need new recruits. For companies and college students, paid internships are a win-win if you’re lucky enough to land one.

You can tap college career counseling centers and job-hunting Web sites to find the right spot in the industry or profession of your choice. But with companies scaling back and offering unpaid internships, finding a high-paying gig has become harder than ever.

Bankrate can help you start your summer job search. Based on the number of available paid internships, compensation packages, the anticipated growth of each field over the next decade and advice from career experts, here are the five best industries for finding an internship with a paycheck. When choosing one, be sure to factor in housing costs if the job isn’t near home.