Part of the 500 Startups Accelerator Program, InternMatch wants to replace the career fair for college students who want internships at small and mid-size companies. On InternMatch’s platform, both internship seekers and employers can search for a match, receive skill and location based matching recommendations, and access tools to manage the application process (i.e. tips for resume creation, internship preparation, and more).
For companies, InternMatch provides a match guarantee—if an employer doesn’t find an intern within 60 days, they get a full refund. The startup wants to set itself apart from competition by focusing on regional growth and by providing a dead simple UI where students can search and apply to positions without registration. Already, InternMatch has thousands of west coast opportunities are already available.
InternMatch plans to use the new capital to expand its team, re-brand the website and increase West Coast traction.
InternMatch is an online platform that connects students with amazing companies and helps companies hire amazing students. InternMatch allows companies of all sizes to build their employment brand on campus and expand their college hiring reach to more universities. Founded in 2009 by Andrew Maguire and Nathan Parcells, InternMatch began as a Washington only platform. In September of 2010 InternMatch expanded their services to the west coast. In November of 2011 InternMatch expanded nationally and...