71% of interns in 2007 were paid

71% of students have been paid for their internships, a 7% increase from 2006 survey. Of the 71% that were paid, over half brought in at least $11.00 an hour, Vault reports. Interest in internships remain strong this year since 61% have already lined them up for the summer, consistent with last year’s 62%. The number of completed internships is also strong, with 74% completing at least one by graduation (includes summer internships after graduation).