Internships.com Supports The White House’s Summer Job Search Initiative

Largest Internships Marketplace Helps 16-24 Year Olds Connect With More Than 50,000 Internships As Part Of The Administration’s Summer Jobs+ Initiative

Burbank, CA – January 5th, 2012 – Internships.com, the world’s largest internships marketplace today announced that it will support the internship search function of the Summer Jobs+ Bank by giving youth access to more than 50,000 summer internship listings from more than 15,000 employers. Working alongside Google, as the co-lead technology partners of the White House in this initiative, Internships.com will populate the Summer Jobs+ Bank with exciting internship opportunities available on Internships.com for summer 2012.  Employers are able to post on Internships.com for free and have immediate participation in the program.

 

“Internships.com is honored to have been chosen by the White House for this vital project,” said Robin D. Richards, Chairman & CEO of Internships.com.  “As the de facto place for employers to post their internships, Internships.com is in a privileged position to help the nation’s youth find summer employment.”

 

According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2011, nearly 1 in 4 of the unemployed are in the 16-24 year old age group.  In providing youth with access to employers who are committed to providing summer internships, Internships.com is helping America’s future workforce take their first critical steps in their career.

 

Continued Mr. Richards: “Employers are displaying the importance they attach to internships by making available more than double the number this year as last year. Moreover, with seven out of every ten internships turning into full time jobs, it’s clear that providing youth access to internships is one of the best ways to ensure the long term prosperity of the country.”

 

At launch of Summer Jobs+, Internships.com will populate the job bank with all summer 2012 internships available in its database and, as more employers post internships, Google will index these new opportunities to help increase the available internships on the job bank.  Internships.com expects to contribute more than 50,000 summer internships in 2012 and will enable any company to post their summer internships on Internships.com at no cost.

 

Employers wishing to post internships for free, please visit Internships.com.

 

About Internships.com

Internships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education together in one centralized location. The innovative, Los Angeles based company, develops a wide variety of interactive, world-class tools and services to enable every student, employer and educator to better understand and optimize internship opportunities. For additional information, please visit www.internships.com. For tips on finding internships, hot internship listings and internship advice, follow Internships.com on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Press Contact for Internships.com:

 

Stuart Lander
Chief Marketing Officer
Email: slander@internships.com
T: 818-260-3100