Startups, and companies of any size, are always on the lookout for awesome interns. First, it’s a great way to offload some of the tasks that full-time employees shouldn’t be focusing on, and second it’s great for company culture to bring in some younger blood.
Of course, it’s also a fantastic experience for the intern, who might not have any real world work experience as of yet.
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In January, the incubator arm of the company opened its doors for applications to fill its 2012 class of startups, with applicants having to be between the ages of 13 and 19-years-old.
Today, the team is announcing the launch of “Teens in Tech Jobs” to bring interns and companies together. Companies can post a listing on the job board for a $15 for 30 days, which is extremely affordable.
Brusilovsky told TNW:
We’ve seen a huge increase in early stage startups that are lean, look to interns to help with engineering, marketing, etc … tasks that typically full time employees do with salaries starting at 65k+. Startups are always looking for cheap talent.
The goal is simple: to connect young entrepreneurial people with internships at tech startups to gain experience and mentorship. Companies pay $15 a month to post a listing, and gain access to hundreds of teens in the Teens in Tech community. Backplane, AppHero, and SEOmoz have already signed on as launch partners.
Here’s a look at the new site:
Posting a listing is easy, complete with self-service checkout:
Teens in Tech has hammered out itself quite the niche in the valley, bridging the gap between younger talent and well-established companies. I hear that its demo day events are quite epic and am looking forward to attending the next one.