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A zoomed image of a computer screen showing the Amazon logo is seen in Vienna November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

A zoomed image of a computer screen showing the Amazon logo is seen in Vienna November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

 Zhong (source list).

Zhong (source list).

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A zoomed image of a computer screen showing the Amazon logo is seen in Vienna November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

While interns in some industries must find a way to live in some of the most expensive cities in the world on tiny expenses, those in the hi-tech sector seem to be fairing far better.

A list of salaries apparently offered for undergraduate interns shows that many are making six figures a year in US dollars.

The figures were apparently collated by a “friend” of Tiffany Zhong, the founder of image-sharing app Glimpse, and posted on Twitter.

It shows that an intern at Quora can expect to earn $8,250 a month, plus a $1,500 housing allowance. That equates to £6,220 a month, or £74,640 a year – although interns tend to only work for part of the year.

Google is reportedly offering $7,000 a month and a housing stipend of, “I think $9,000”.

Amazon in San Francisco has one of the most generous offers, paying $7,500 a month in salary and $3,500 a month in housing allowance.

It is thought that the data was compiled from an intern currently seeking a position on sites like Glassdoor, which posts salaries revealed by current interns anonymously. Technology companies are usually tight-lipped about the pay packages they offer.

If accurate, the figures reveal the huge pay gap between the average national salary in the US of $44,000 and pay in the technology sector.

Telegraph.co.uk