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InternMatch

Online Internship Search Engine


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Published 09/22/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

InternMatch helps potential interns and companies find one another. Students can search for internships in any industry in a geographic area. The site also supplies students with articles and information to help them learn how to excel and keep their internships. Users can set up notifications that alert them when new postings or updates to existing postings are made. Businesses can also use InternMatch, which guarantees a match. Companies who do not find a fitting intern within 60 days are eligible to receive a refund. The site also contains a work-study calculator that helps the employer estimate how much they will be reimbursed for wages paid to interns in their state. Companies can also access listing templates to help them create an accurate listing to attract interns.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

InternMatch was founded in June of 2009 by Kyle Wilkinson, Andrew Maguire and Nathan Parcells. The website started out as a tool for companies and interns based in Washington. By September of the following year, InternMatch has increased its service area to span the entire west coast. The website continues to improve its offerings and expand its service area to offer convenient options to students and companies in more cities.

What are the differences to other apps?

InternMatch can streamline the process of hiring an intern for many companies. The application provides a number of information resources that allow both parties to go in better prepared. Many businesses may find InternMatch's 100% match guarantee even more appealing. The guarantee states that if the company does not find a suitable intern within a 60 day period, they can receive a full refund on the amount paid for the service. This allows businesses of all sizes to search for interns without taking a financial risk. The site also provided valuable tools that can help a business learn ways to make hiring and paying an intern as inexpensive as possible.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

InternMatch welcomes newcomers with a handsomely elegant site design. The color scheme favors darker colors set against a light background. The contrast between rich dark brown, greens, red and gold give the site a unique style that can be best described as charming. The menu is very easy to navigate, with the internship search bar found right on the homepage. The internship search results are presented as a brief overview that includes the listings deadline, location, company name and a brief snippet of the description. InternMatch uses just enough open space so the user never feels overwhelmed.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors to the InternMatch website are not required to sign up to search for internship listings or to access the many informational resources available on the site. Users can create an account by clicking the white "Register" link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The following page asks the user whether they are a student or employer. Students are asked to supply a first and last name, school email address, password and a list of the user's majors. Employers must choose a subscription option before providing a company name, email address, password, contact first and last name, mailing address and phone number.

What does it cost to use the application?

Companies who use InternMatch are required to choose from one of five paid membership options. The first option is the Starter Pack which costs around $100 and allows one listing, verified leads, access to guides and resources, live customer service and the benefit of the 100% match guarantee. The Boost Pack costs just under $230 and allows up to three listings. the standard plan costs around $340 and includes up to five listings. The standard Plus plan includes up to 10 listings and costs around $590. The Premium account requires a custom quote and allows for unlimited listings and a custom page for the employer as well as community integration.

Who would you recommend the application to?

InternMatch.com is an excellent resource for students and employers. The application offers multiple membership options for companies, each backed by the site's 100% match guarantee so the employer takes less of a risk when using the service. InternMatch also invests in the internships it helps create by providing a wealth of information and tools for both the student and the employer taking them on. Small to medium size businesses may find InternMatch even more appealing because of its 60 day money back guarantee.

  • Companies can choose from multiple membership plans
  • Visitors can review a list of featured internships
  • Students can access a variety of guides to get more out of an internship
  • Employer subscriptions are backed by the sites 100% match guarantee
  • Listing templates help companies create effective internship advertisements


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