Diversity & Inclusion

Fosterly is looking to link startups and students seeking internships

Applications for the 2018 Intern Match are open through February 23.

At a Fosterly Study Hall in August 2015. (Courtesy photo)

Looking for an internship at a startup? Or, are you a startup looking for an intern? Fosterly, which connects entrepreneurs to events and resources to stay up-to-date on emerging trends, just opened its 2018 Intern Match. Last year’s match included more than 500 students and 100 startups in the DMV.

“Every year Fosterly tries to focus on initiatives that will help the local innovation economy,” Fosterly founder Adam Zuckerman told Technical.ly DC. “In the past, local startups have hired many interns from local universities… many of which turned in to full time jobs. Our goal is to serve as a connection point between potential interns and startups and let them see if there’s a fit.”

Last year, Fosterly introduced blind hiring to the process, meaning no identifying personal information of an applicant is shared. It’s a move that was designed to address gender and racial bias in hiring.

Here are the relevant dates: The application window opened on January 24, and will close on February 23. All of the applicants’ data will be sent off on February 27, and the interns will be placed and the initiative will close on March 30.

Companies that completed the 2018 Fosterly Census can participate for free, while there is a $99 payment for all other organizations. Participating colleges include George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, The George Washington University and the University of Maryland.

Find the application at Fosterly’s website.


Companies: Fosterly

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