First Crowdfunding Platform to Create Jobs for College Students
Internet Webpages Newspaper (IWN) Fund uses the power of crowdfunding to finance 100% Paid Internships for America's college students. IWN Internship Fund is the first of its kind platform dedicated solely to raising funds to hire qualified college students to work at IWN, located in downtown Chicago, IL USA.
Interns Work on Real Projects in Collaborative Workspace
Interns work in a collaborative workspace on real projects being executed (not fake, "mock up" assignments for their portfolio). Projects include publishing, online communities and special events. IWN is located with a 15,000 square foot complex in downtown Chicago's Loop central business district, steps away from State Street, Theatre District, Millennium Park, Block37 shopping center and the legendary Chicago Theatre.
Cloud-Based, Self-Hosted WordPress Crowdfunding Platform
Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are great crowd funding platforms. However, they are not the only online solution for crowd funding. IWN Events manages the Chicago WordPress Meetup Group with over 780 members. IWN Internship Fund chose to utilize a WordPress plugin to create its own crowd funding platform hosted on Rackspace Cloud Sites, one of the USA's top tier cloud hosting providers.
100% Paid Internships 2012 Goal: $100k and 25-50 Paid Internships
IWN Internship Fund is seeking to raise $100k in 2012 to fund between 25-50 paid internship jobs. Each intern will receive a minimum of 120-160 hours fully paid in advance at an average rate of $8.25 per hour over a semester period. Interns are required to have a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and be currently enrolled or a recent college graduate. All monies raised from crowd funding, minus PayPal fees and employment expenses (payroll, taxes, insurance, etc) are given to the intern. No fees are retained by IWN. Interns receive 100% of the money.