A course or project will be closed automatically if it lets 3 or more received requests expire in a 180 day period. An internship program will be closed automatically after 5 expired requests in the same period.*
This change is intended to address user responsiveness in the marketplace, and encourage all parties to act on requests before they expire. To make this change more feasible, we've extended the request expiry period to 21 days, at the same time.
What do I do if my course/project/internship program is closed?
If your course, project or internship program is closed you'll get an email from Riipen alerting you of this. If you're still seeking matches, just go to the Settings tab and set it back to Open. The temporary closure will have no negative affects on any requests you had that were still pending, or on any existing matches. It simply took you out of the marketplace for a short period.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments at email@example.com.
*The difference is due to the fact that Internship Programs typically recruit projects over a much longer period of time, so may have a far higher request volume.