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Step 4: Get the word out that you’re hiring interns

It’s time to find those interns and/or help them find you. Good news: we have an entire Guide to attracting talent for you. Take a peek at the “Reach more candidates” section and use this checklist to make sure you’re connecting with potential interns in a variety of spaces:

  • Share your job post on your company's social media accounts, e.g. LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok.
  • Share in student groups, e.g. on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Share on your personal social media. For example Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook.
  • Send the job post to your personal network. Ask them to send it to people they know who are looking for internships.
  • Ask your team to share the job post on their socials and with their network.
  • Share in your company newsletter. People already interested in your brand can share with contacts and/or potential interns.
  • Share on other relevant platforms you or your company use, e.g. Github, relevant Subreddits and public Slack channels.

As we mentioned before, it’s also a good idea to contact universities and colleges that have programs or students that match your internship requirements. These schools may host career fairs, have an existing job portal or offer internship support.

But don’t stop there. We all know the future of hiring is digital!

Get laser focused and share your internship job post on job boards targeting specific disciplines and industries. For example, if you’re a startup with a Mobile Development internship opportunity, try a niche job board like Startupers, UK-based Work in Startups or Startup Jobs. If you’re looking for a Social Media intern, consider sharing your job post in places like Superpath or Working in Content.

There are tons of other specialized job boards we love like Working Not Working, Women Who Code, Dribbble and Diversify Tech. Find the one that makes the most sense for your industry and values and post away.

You can also explore sites specifically focused on college students seeking internships.

If you’re in the U.S., lets you share job posts and search for interns using filters like type of internship (summer, remote, paid, etc.), industry, city, field of study or major. WayUp has a user base of 6+ million candidates, 71% of which are underrepresented minorities, from over 7000 different schools in the U.S. and tools to help you meet your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion goals.

For internships in the EU, you can post your position on for free. If you’re offering a digital opportunity traineeship, students receive a monthly living stipend from their university and Erasmus.

For our UK friends, StudentJob has a database of over 1.2 million candidates and the ability to search by location, type of contract and job. And connects companies with interns and entry-level job seekers all over the world.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to get the word out and let candidates know you’re ready to hire an intern. Once the applications start rolling in, a hiring tool can help you and your team organize all the information, communicate with candidates and set up interviews.

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