Each year thousands of tertiary students in South Africa struggle to find valid work experience that will help them grow their careers. They need to network, read newspapers or trawl many websites to find possible internships that fit into their studies with little desirable success.
Now a new portal dubbed Internfit.co.za has launched to help them find internships in just any sector so as they gain work experience. Internfit.co.za, the new South African market place for interns, aims to connect companies and students. Those looking for internships will benefit from this free service.
To make students chances of grabbing an internship fast, Internfit.co.za is growing its national footprint, signing up companies from all over South Africa.
According to Nicholas Bernstein Director of Internfit.co.za, “The real problem in today’s job market is that when students graduate it is very difficult for graduates to find a job, because most companies need the student to have some experience, which most don’t. On the other hand many SME’s don’t understand the value of internships, and what impact it can have on growing their work force by finding young talent.
“Companies can list their internship opportunities for free until the end of July, there in after there will be a nominal charge for every internship listed,” Bernstein added.
Internfit.co.za allows students to sign up indicating the internships they need, providing details of what course they are doing or did. The team will then match them with its client requests from its database. Now in its beta and not showing a list of internships available, the portal promises to enhance the careers of students, by understanding and creating opportunities in various industries.
Companies and SME’s will have to send information to internfit on the type of interns they want, then Internfit.co.za will list and promote these opportunities to their growing database. Internfit.co.za aims to help clients list internships, at a much higher and quality conversion rate than what has previously been seen in South Africa.