How to place students with employers for remote internships
For projects under 4 weeks, unpaid experiences, and team projects, there is typically no formal interview step. You may provide both parties an option to refuse a match, but most employers would prefer to be assigned a student than go through a full interview process for a short term, unpaid experience.
For longer projects and paid experiences, an interview is usually expected. We recommend interviews be completed in a linear process:
- Students view approved companies on Riipen and rank their preferences.
- The internship coordinator assigns students to companies for initial interviews based on those preferences.
- The company and student are introduced, an interview is held.
- Both parties determine if they’d like to move forward. They are given a short, fixed amount of time in which to make this decision (eg. 1 day)
- If not, the company is matched to a second student. This does not happen until the first match is rejected.
This process reduces the burden on students and employers alike. This process is recommended but not mandated. If you prefer another approach, we ask only that employers are asked to interview no more than 3 students, and that parties are given clear dates by which to make decisions.
Riipen is working on building support for this process directly into our platform, and we welcome your product input. In the meantime, you can export projects to PDF or CSV to provide offline access for students to the project details.