An article on the site Poets & Quants reports that the 6 companies that recruit the most interns from top MBA programs are McKinsey, BCG, Bain, J.P Morgan Chase, Deloitte Consulting, and Amazon. McKinsey hired 188 interns from 11 schools, BCG hired 138 interns from 11 schools, Deloitte hired 119 from 13 schools, J.P Morgan hired 103 from 12 different schools, Bain hired 95 from 5 schools, and Amazon hired 94 from 10 schools.
The survey included a number of top programs including Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, MIT, Tuck, and Duke, but did not include programs that refused to provide data like Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and NYU. In any case, the study shows which school each company prefers to target, a factor that may help candidates choose a program according to the company at which they would like to work:
Apple recruited most of its 2011 summer interns (9) from Duke, PepsiCo hired 11 of its 18 interns from MIT, while Goldman Sachs recruited 24 interns from Wharton. Amazon hired 16 interns from Michigan and 14 from Carnegie Mellon.
Consulting firms took the lead in recruiting MBA interns, followed by finance companies and then technology companies. After Amazon, the company that recruited the most interns from top MBA programs was Google with 63 students from 9 different schools, followed by Microsoft with 54, Apple with 29, and Dell with 26.