Social Impact and Technology Internships
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International internships focused on sustainability, tech, and social impact

Social Enterprise internships

Explore the burgeoning field of social enterprise careers. We offer roles ranging from communications and research to UX and engineering.

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Engineering internships

Build your engineering skills while you intern for international NGOs, nonprofits, social enterprises, and micro-enterprises.

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Environmental internships

Gain experience working for environmental organizations and learn about the range of career options available.

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“I was working on a local hydroelectrical turbine in Bali. Being able to work on my own sustainability and renewable energy project in an area that could truly be impacted by my work was a unique experience”

Andrew, Electrical engineering, UCLA

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Hear from alumni who have worked across a range of projects and sectors

It’s a completely alternative way to look at work.


Josh, Recent Graduate, UK


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What our alumni say about Start Me Up

“The reason I really loved this experience is that I know I want to do something social impact-focused in the future, so it’s been great to work for a social impact startup and see the challenges they face and how they’re making their way forward.”

Zoe Shwartzman, Dartmouth College, US

“It was amazing. I made really great connections professionally and personally.

The soft skills and hard skills you learn here you can apply to almost anything.”

Juan Carlos Ramirez, York University, Canada

“The support from the entire team at Start Me Up really made my experience worth it. Start Me Up gave me an opportunity to expand on my interests, learn new skills, and prepare for my future career more than I ever imagined.”

Kelly Nolan, University of Maryland, US

“I learned a huge variety of essential skills from marketing to web development. I have also had access to mentors and industry leaders to help me with my own startup idea. The wealth of experiences and contacts were invaluable.”

Ollie Rodney, Nottingham University, UK