The Internship Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to Making Internships Matter by bridging the gaps between college and employment. Its mission is to connect education, employment and economic development in ways that remedy societal ills and cultivate prosperity for individuals, organizations, communities and the economy.
Proven successful through a $375,000 federal grant*, the Seeding Initiative literally “plants” internships to give businesses and non-profits everything needed to develop successful programs that continue to grow into many more beneficial opportunities.
*At just two participating companies, more than 40 interns [and counting] have been hired as full-time employees over the past five years. See Seeding Success Stories.
Z University is the certifying body of The Internship Institute that aims to standardize best practices, give businesses and non-profits the talent to thrive and provide interns with the skills training, mentoring, and career preparation to make them more employable.
TrainingCorps employs honored military veterans and disabled Americans to certify the quality and integrity of internships and worthy of the academic credits that colleges award students.
ApprentiCorps unites students in need of hands-on experience with non-profits in need of helping hands. Together they make internships matter more through mission-driven charitable good.
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Founder Matthew Zinman has made it his personal mission and professional ambition to ‘Make Internships Matter.’ Since launching his career with the help of four internships, he has managed and mentored well over 200 student interns. A frequent speaker and publisher, his passion and dedication to modernize internships and create opportunities for others remain unwavering.