Brown University Students Create Platform to Match Remote Interns with Startups
With student life around the world suddenly disrupted, students at Brown University saw a new need for a place for students to connect with companies–especially startups–to coordinate internships. So three entrepreneurial students took the initiative to create one.
The free resource, Intern from Home, highlights available internship opportunities for students, and focuses on the importance and prevalence of remote work as a useful skill for both interns and their employers. The new platform acknowledges that the venture capitalists and angel investors—the usual sources of capital for startups–are more reticent to invest in such a volatile market, and aims to set up internships that will still provide the experience students want with the low-cost workers the companies need. Since Intern from Home was founded, over 1,000 students have signed up for their newsletter featuring openings.
“Intern From Home was created, designed, intentionally around what’s going on,” Brown student and Intern from Home CEO Chuck Isgar said. “We’re really founded on helping students and startups right now.”
NEC commends these Brown University students for taking the initiative to support their fellow students and the start-up community during these uncertain times. Providence Business News reports.