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Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 26, 2008 — Two advertising executives and two undergraduate business students launched YouIntern.com - the first free online community of interns in the advertising and marketing industry, featuring advertising internship reviews, submitted by college students, and advertising internship openings, submitted by employers.

After noticing that students lacked a central resource for advertising internship information, and agencies lacked a central channel to connect with students, YouIntern.com’s founders decided to fill this gap with a website that encourages and supports rewarding internship experiences for both students and employers.

“The marketplace of information lacks any substantive content for interns,” said Dan Chaparian, one of YouIntern’s founders. “YouIntern.com was born to give interns the inside track on positions they are considering. We then invite employers to submit their internship opportunities so that every stakeholder feels involved in the process.”

Along with internship reviews and openings, YouIntern.com features “expert advice” from advertising professionals to help guide students toward their career goals. The founders also maintain a blog with stories from the field and from their experience in advertising. Everything builds on YouIntern’s philosophy of “freedom from coffee and copies” that liberates students from the monotony of many of today’s internships.

“YouIntern.com is the only place where students can read the scoop about an internship before deciding to apply. That’s why we link employers and students,” said Anand Chopra-McGowan, another founder. “Advertising is one of the hottest industries for students, and we’re inviting employers to post their open internships right next to these students.”

Internships are necessary for students who wish to build a competitive resume, and with services charging thousands of dollars for internship placement, competition and demand is higher than ever. Business Week recently reported that the National Association of Colleges and Employers noted that 62% of new hires have internship experience, and YouIntern.com’s goal is to ensure that every stakeholder in the internship process has fair and equal access to information.

YouIntern.com has plans to become the definitive platform for honest, open information and dialogue in the form of internship reviews, and open internship postings. Current reviews and postings include leading marketing and advertising agencies like Arnold, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Burson-Marseteller, Hill Holliday, MMB, BBH, GSD&M, Mullen, Modernista! and more. Cities covered include Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many more, with internships in summar, fall and spring semesters.

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