Interns here don't just make copies and fetch coffee. They attend weekly meetings led by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They also enjoy the same perks showered on Google employees--free gourmet meals, spa treatments and laundry services. Interns bond at Google-sponsored scavenger hunts, baseball games and evening cruises. Tempted? Good luck. Google fielded over 5,000 resumes for fewer than 1,000 slots.
Arguably the most selective internship around, the White House received roughly 2,800 applications for the 100 positions available in three internship cycles, according to the Princeton Review. The job is mostly clerical work, but occasionally involves actual planning of events scheduled at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Plus, the program is capped by a sendoff by the President himself. The best part? Rubbing shoulders in the White House hallways with power players like Condi and Dick!