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Internship Ratings Archive
Boston-based Internship Ratings helps you find the right internship by reading reviews and ratings from others on their internships. The service went live about six months ago and currently features 150 companies and has over 200 members. There’s also an Internship Ratings blog which features a variety of experts discussing the various facets of internships.
The service appears to be ad-supported. Internship Ratings has a Facebook page but doesn’t link to it from their site. This type of service has huge potential if they apply a social layer to the site. Why can’t I friend other users? Where’s the profile page for users who have signed up that has their social network contact info? Most importantly, where’s the internship job board? Why not help students find internships? Where are the video comments? Where’s the reviews feed? This site targets one of the most ideal demographic sets, but is barely offering anything more than a simple (but good looking) review board. The service is up for six months, it’s time to make it sticky.
Internship Ratings was founded by two Boston University business school students, Stephanie Gurtman and Lauren Grunstein. Amanda Gravel interviewed the pair of entrepreneurs at an event this week in Boston. Here’s the brief interview: