A few key characteristics of internships on Riipen:
- Internships are vetted and approved by schools before students can access them.
- They are almost always remote. Students and employers will not meet in person.
- They can be completed individually or in teams.
- Internships on Riipen are project-based; there will be a fixed project scope for students to complete rather than a list of responsibilities.
In Riipen's model, the internship process starts with the school. They create an internship program page which describes the types of projects they're looking for, their payment requirements, and the commitments they require from companies. Browse internship programs.
Companies submit projects to any internship programs they are interested in. If approved by the school, their projects become available to students at that school. Students apply individually or in teams, and companies can accept or decline their applications right in the platform.
Project milestones and communication can be tracked directly in the Riipen platform, or the company can invite students into their company's communication channels to complete the project.