Many may be familiar with Match.com, the popular online dating service that helps individuals find that perfect someone. Not to be confused with Internmatch.com a new online internship service that helps college students find that perfect internship.
When looking for love, individuals can turn to Match.com for an inspirational outlet and powerful navigating tool to help them find a compatible companion. InternMatch.com offers a similar service for college students by using the same concept of “coupling” to pair together a “dream” match for students looking for their ideal internship in the business market.
Founded in 2009 by Andrew Maguire, InternMatch.com is an online platform that focuses on helping mid-size start-up Companies, small businesses and non-profit organizations find, connect and seek out highly skilled interns.
As part of the 500 Startups Accelerator Program, which provides early-stage companies with funding ranging from $10K to $250K through seed investments, InternMatch.com wants to replace the career fair for college students who desire internships at smaller to mid-size companies. With InternMatch.com, both internship seekers and employees can search for a match, receive skill and location based matching recommendations and access tools to manage the application process.
InternMatch.com has also built and continues to construct an evolving amount of resources to help student’s access tools that offer helpful tips on resume building, internship preparation, interviewing advice and networking opportunities. While organizations can access resources that find an intern through intern management, program development and advice on compensation.
In order for interns to receive valuable experience, InternMatch.com has created an infrastructure to assist interested students land positions that offer them the most opportunity and hands-on experience, specifically at nonprofit organizations. Rather than volunteer, students are able to recognize the value in learning and working that combines positive social impact with career building.
Recently, InternMatch.com has raised $400,000 in funding to help students find the internships they most desire. For companies, InternMatch.com provides a match guarantee—if an employer doesn’t find an intern within 60 days, they get a full refund. The goal is to set itself apart from competitors by focusing on regional growth and by providing a simple service where students can search and apply to positions at their ease.
For students, InternMatch.com is a powerful online tool that helps connect with organizations to find the ultimate internship. Guaranteeing 99.9% satisfaction with their match, students have no excuse when it comes to finding ‘the one.’
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