NACE recently published the results of its annual internship and co-op survey. The results not only speak to how valuable an internship can be in terms of achieving a full-time offer, but also demonstrate the value for employers who take on interns. As the chart on the bottom indicates, companies that hire candidates with internship experience at their own organizations stay on longer - a major concern for many employers hiring recent graduates. This information is not too surprising, but certainly affirming for the work we as career counselors do. And yes, I also think the bird graphic is sort of odd.