Frequently Asked Questions about our Internship Program

Who is behind Start Me Up?

Start Me Up was founded and is run by Clare Harrison, a future of work enthusiast and former business editor with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. The program has been developed in conjunction with an experienced educational board comprising PhD students and experts from industry from over five countries.

What do the fees cover?

The fees cover training, curriculum development and virtual workshops provided by tech professionals, accountability calls, guest speakers. We also pay full-time coordinators and project managers to find opportunities and manage remote projects.

When do I have to pay the fees by?

It’s free to apply! Our registration fee must be paid to secure your place and then the remaining amount of your program fees don’t need to be paid until 8 weeks before your program start date.

What is the aim of the program?

The aim is to equip young people with in-demand skills and work experience that will fast-track their careers.

Working in conjunction with leading entrepreneurs, we have run programs across three continents for students and graduates from Ivy League and Russell Group Universities including Cornell, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge and UCL.

What does a typical day look like?

Not all days are the same. Most of your time will be spent on your startup project and so your startup will largely determine what you’re doing each day. You’ll also spend some  time working with your Start Me Up mentor and attending virtual workshops.

What is the application process?

To begin the application process, just click on the Apply Now button we’ll invite you to an informal chat to learn more about the program and answer your questions.

What skills will I develop during the program?

We focus on creative and entrepreneurial skills. Students work on a diverse range of projects and learn everything from making websites to marketing and presentation skills.

How long are the programs?

Our Remote Internship Program is 1 week to 2 months in length.

What determines the length of the program?

In our experience, most people want to fit in as much learning as possible into a short timeframe because many people on gap years or vacation breaks want to allow time to travel and explore before and/ or after the program.

Can I connect with others before the placement starts?

Yes we will make a cohort group so you can talk to others who will be starting at the same time as you.

How many other people will be on my cohort?

Our cohorts are usually around 8-15.