Thursday, December 14, 2006

Paid review #2

This is a paid review of InternTown, a website for coordinating internships across Europe. The intention is to be a clearinghouse for information on internships, to bring companies seeking interns together with university students who wish to do some interning. The site also offers extensive background information on interning for both students and companies, and case histories of (mostly) successful internships.

Access to all of this information is unrestricted, which is as it should be. Anyone visiting the site can see (sorted and searchable) lists of all available internships and would-be interns. Only if you decide to make contact do you need to register.

Registration as a would-be intern is simple and free, which is also as it should be; registering as a company is just as simple but costs money. (Two niggles: fields like "my hobbies" have no business being compulsory; and given that I've told you the start-date and the duration, you should be able to work out the end-date for yourselves.)

The site is currently in English and German; I spotted no egregious errors in either language, which is just as well considering that it was originally written in-house by a language school. E-mail questions to the organizers were answered within a half-hour, which is better than certain other companies (cough Blogger cough) care to manage.

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1 Comments:

Blogger brooksba said...

Sounds like a good service! If I were working in Germany and looking for an intern, I would use it. Or if I were an intern looking for a chance to work with various companies, I would use it too!

December 14, 2006 at 2:10:00 PM GMT+1  

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