The Internship Institute

About The Internship Institute

Matt Zinman founded in 2007, The Internship Institute is a nonprofit organization [501(c)3] on a mission to custom-design and optimize internship and mentoring programs that help employers achieve their business goals. This also creates an opportunity pipeline for students, veterans, businesses, nonprofits and communities to prosper by Making Experience Matter.

We believe work experience programs are the modern-day missing link to bridge the gaps between classroom learning or active duty to gainful employment.

Training Costs

  • Sales and marketing support
  • Profit center for professional services businesses
  • Employees freed to focus on higher level, profitable work
  • Reduce labor costs
  • Enhance social bottom-line

ROI Potential

  • Reduce cost-per-hire
  • Minimize hiring mistakes
  • Increase retention
  • Improve soft/hard skills
  • Develop better supervisors
  • Reverse mentoring
  • More capacity/productivity

The nonprofit organization enables employers to harness the full power of interns with optimal productivity as a mutual benefit. It also helps custom-build internship and mentoring programs, including with a specialized emphasis on virtual best practices.

Our approach relies on a proprietary system of turnkey resources and advanced techniques to manage programs along with management training for supervisors and mentors and a custom-curated certification course for new professionals to develop essential workplace skills.

The Internship Institute is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization that has earned the Gold Transparency Standard from the GuideStar rating agency (EIN: 208290759)