Today Techcrunch covered Toronto-based internSHARE - an all-in-one internship job and review portal where students can not only find a internship but also access the reviews of internships at companies, submitted by former interns. Great idea.
Internships can often be a hit or miss in terms of experience. Some companies merely make interns fetch coffee and make copies while others let interns step into the roll of a full-time junior employees. Regardless of how a company decides to handle its interns, it’s always helpful to know exactly what your role will be prior to the internship.
Earlier this year, student-run internSHARE merged with Coop.com, another Canadian-based internship database that was started by a group of University of Waterloo students. The merger boosted its users from to 8900 and creating over 2400 reviews for companies.
Not surprisingly the site is Canadian-centric with many of the smaller companies reviewed being Canadian however they have a good range of employers including Research in Motion, IBM, and Amazon.com.