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We match top talent with remote internships at startups

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Work with top talent from all over the world

Students We Attract

Business, Economics & Finance students

Humanities & Social Science students

Engineering & Computer Science students

Breakdown by Subject Area


STEM Students


Humanities & Social Sciences

Popular Internships Include

Business Development

Social Media


UX Design

Software Engineering

Data Analytics

PR & Communications

Data Science

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Why Start Me Up?

Start Me Up is an award-winning provider of startup internships.

Our alumni hail from top universities and have gone onto work at some of the world’s most prestigious companies.


We do the heavy lifting. So you don’t have to.

We screen all applicants.

We help you identify projects for interns

We help define the scope of the work

We provide daily check ins and access to our mentor network

Working with our intern from Start Me Up was a joy. A truly great experience that we hope was mutual. The initial introduction and logistics of starting the work were made easy. Highly recommended.

Alumnus, 500 Startups

“Start Me Up found us the ideal candidate and we ended up hiring the candidate.”

Alumnus, Techstars


86% requested to work with another intern

9/10 is how startups scored the support from our team


60% continue to work with our interns after the program (including those still at university)


96% rating on Go Overseas


97% of our interns said their internship matched their interests

“Start Me Up sent us a talented Oxford University Computer Science undergraduate who blew the whole team away.”

Cryptocurrency trading startup

“The team were really impressed with his willingness to get ‘stuck in’. He was conscientious, hard working and a great asset to the company in his short tenure.”

Blockchain-powered software for human-generated data

“Our intern was fantastic asset now that I am talking to so many investors who want to see different numbers and different KPIs and Sid is so fast in integrating what we need to proceed our conversations. It’s been wonderful having him on board.”

Art archiving software for generation Z

“He’s already bringing a lot of value to us, after the first couple of days. we’re super happy!”

Fintech startup that lets anyone invest in songs

How We Help Startups 

Screening and interview process

We provide mentors to support interns

Agreements and codes of conducts to protect employers


Project plans to support interns with their projects

Equal opportunities policy


We run daily check ins to check interns are on track

Public liability insurance

Case Studies

Content Creation

Business Development

Machine Learning

Data Visualization

"I spent two months making promotional videos for campaigns that ended up being featured by the BBC"

Isabella Ippolito graduated with a BSc Creative Digital Media and worked on video projects for Penguin Random House and on a viral campaign that was featured by the BBC.

"I carried out market research and mobilized online communities"

Previously, an intern at the United Nations in New York City, Juan spent two months carrying out market research for an early stage sustainability startup, gathering customer insights via online communities like Reddit.

"I developed a sales forecasting model and a Netflix-like recommendation system."

Einar Jonsson has just completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at UCL in the UK. He completed a two month internship as a Machine Learning Engineer for a Asia-based aggregator service for the entertainment industry.

"I interned for an early stage Data Visualization startup"

Lorraine Cliff is at Princeton studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering. She spent two months on Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program in Bali where she worked with an early stage data visualization startup on market research, product development, data visualization, content creation and UX. 

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