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Urban Interns

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Published 11/12/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Urban Interns is a site for connecting small businesses with part-time job seekers and unpaid interns. They offer paid, unpaid, in-person, and virtual opportunities.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Urban Interns was founded by Lauren Porat and Cari Sommer in February of 2009.

What are the differences to other apps?

The application is the first site completely dedicated to connecting paid and unpaid positions in small businesses with job seekers and others seeking internships in several large cities and online.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Users may search jobs or search for interns without registration, but to contact an intern or apply for a job, users must be registered.

The interface is very easy and intuitive. The layout is clean and appealing. For searches, whether seeking work or posting jobs, users choose the city they are located in or check the “any” box for virtual work, hours per week and general times of availability, minimum education level, industry, and desired tasks.

The list of industries includes basics, such as accounting, as well as salon/spa/fitness and more. The task list includes everything from research to “you wait – instead of me”. Users may add tasks and keywords to searches.

Search terms may be modified on the results page to refine the search criteria. Interns may apply via a link on the site and employers may view potential candidates’ information, send them a message, or view the feedback from other employers.

How does the registration process work?

To register, users provide a username, email address, and password. They indicate whether they are an intern or employer and how they found Urban Interns.

What does it cost to use the application?

Employers pay $39.95 per month for membership. This includes one job post for 30 days, unlimited candidate database access including resume viewing and communication through the platform. Interns do not have to pay to list their resume or contact employers about job listings, but they do have the option to “supercharge” their profile with a premium membership which highlights their listing for $12.95.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Both employers and job seekers can benefit from the resources provided by Urban Interns. The site is expanding to major cities and also has virtual jobs listed. Anyone interested should check periodically to see if their city has been included.

  • Easy interface
  • Clear listing of industries and tasks
  • Free for interns or potential employees
  • Both physical and virtual positions
  • Paid and unpaid positions
  • Blog with tips for both employers and interns


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