There’s nothing like your first time – interning.

All filing and data entry jokes aside, the student internship should be an incredible discovery process; when done right, students return to campus or head towards graduation with a lot more tangible experience in their expected field and are able to relate to the expectations of the professional world they’ll enter soon. Internships mean something – as long as we, the employers, take them seriously and make them meaningful.

On that note, we at OurCrowd are excited to be celebrating National Intern Day today. Started in 2017 by WayUp, the national intern ‘holiday’ encourages employers to celebrate, empower and recognize the interns that spend their time learning while fueling our workplaces. According to WayUp – a platform that empowers early career candidates to discover and be discovered by employers (and an OurCrowd portfolio company) – “interns are key contributors to organizations across the nation. It’s important that their hard work and dedication is recognized.” We couldn’t agree more.

Take 2 minutes to watch what our fabulous Summer 2018 interns have accomplished so far – with our own intern-powered documentary:

[Note: no interns were harmed in the making of this film; as you can see they have been well fed]

It’s not too late – join us, together with WayUp and the #NationalInternDay community, and celebrate your interns! Grab a banner and share your appreciation online – and of course, your own fabulous intern team.

Shout out to an Summer 2018 excellent team: Judah Ellison, Sophie Danzig, Claudia Múgica Soto, Ross Buckley, Sarah McKinnon, Talia Wapnick, Jonah Waldman, Tehila Colman, Ben Ushman, Sean Cohen. Benjamin Woolf, Fan Wen, John Varin, McKinley Hall, Jack Sztrigler, Dana Gusky, Kevin Clair, and Jeremie Abitbol.