For students and graduates seeking opportunities to gain industry experience, internships usually come in handy, and over the years, a number of platforms have sprung up, dedicated to connecting employers with interns.
The newest of them is 247 Interns, a recruitment portal that connects those seeking internships to potential employers and vice versa.
Launched in August 2017 by Akinwunmi Okuyiga and Okuyiga Busayo, the platform is a social professional network designed to connect the most talented interns (both students and graduates) with employers, and also create a platform for interns to network.
According to the founders, “247 interns was created with the aim of connecting employers and interns online in the easiest and seamless way possible. Our interactive platform matches interns with employers and relieve the time-consuming burden of repetitive job posting and application processes, whilst also opening up market visibility for interns and employers alike”.
The need for internships has been on the rise lately. For small businesses and startups, hiring interns is usually more cost-effective, and for interns, it provides an opportunity to gain practical and professional experience.
So, the market is one that’ll likely be profitable for 247 Interns if done right, and if they are able to prove their worth despite having established players like Stutern and Sesewa to deal with.
The team banks on affordability, social networking, and seamless usage as their selling edge and a variety of jobs and services such as language translation for the interns.