MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- With summer's arrival comes an influx of thousands of Silicon Valley interns. Well paid and perked, young up-and-comers from around the world who successfully navigate the competitive application process are now being assigned big time responsibility at firms such as Google, Facebook, Dropbox and Twitter.
Silicon Valley tech firms pay their interns more than any other sector in the U.S., according to a Top 25 list of 2014 intern pay by online career website Glassdoor.
Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto-based cybersecurity firm, topped the list with $7,012 average monthly base pay, but Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, eBay, Google and Apple, all pay more than $5,000 a month. And that's not counting the perks, which include bikes, buses, massages, swimming pools, dance classes, nap pods, parties and access to their tech heroes.