International internships.

Start Me Up recognises that academic progress and international exploration are not mutually exclusive.

Our programs offer the opportunity to explore unique Balinese culture whilst in one of the fastest economically growing countries in the world.

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From AI to Business Development to Fashion we offer flexiable internships with Start Ups and Social Enterprices across Bali. 

We’ve placed interns from a variety of top universities…

Boston University 

University of Bristol 


University of California, Santa Barbara


Cambridge University 

Cardiff University 

Durham University 

University of Edinburgh

Exeter University 

University of Glasgow


Imperial College London

King’s College London

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool


Manchester University

University of Michigan

University of Newcastle

Northwestern University

University of Nottingham

Oxford University


Queen Mary

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton




University of Virginia

University of Warwick



International work and decentralized organizations are excelling in the modern working world.

Start Me Up is the prime opportunity for students to gain work experience and researchers to expand their methods.

Faculty Trips

  • Experiential learning is vital for both faculty research and student learning alike

  • Future career benefits and connections across the world

  • We sort all health and safety measures so you don’t have to

  • We have an in depth knowledge of bali and an extensive array of partners to create connections that benefit everyone

  • Organized trips and excursions to explore and network in Bali



How it works…

  • We customize the trip to best suit you – adaptable group size, trip length and structure of the trip.

  • We will build and adapt an itinerary and information pack before you arrive

  • We organize accommodation in some of bali’s most beautiful and vibrant communities – We can also accommodate children and spouses for your comfort

  • Secured health and safety measures

  • Agree on a final budget and trip itinerary prior to arrival

Some of our internships are particularly popular with…

Business, Economics & Finance students

Business Development Internships

Business development is absolutely essential for all sustainable profit-seeking organizations.

A solid grounding in business development strategies will ensure students are well-placed for a future career in management.  

It will also make them an attractive hire for any fast-growing organization.

Humanities & Social Science students

Communications & Marketing Internships

Communications is a diverse discipline that encompasses positioning, storytelling, branding, marketing analytics, copywriting, advertising and customer insights.

Mastering key communications skills opens up many potential career routes and industries. It also offers a lot of scope for specialization.

Engineering & Computer Science students

Design & Software Engineering Internships

Demand for software engineers has never been greater.

The growth in software engineering jobs continues but the sector is moving so fast that only those on top of the latest developments have the edge.

Students can learn practical skills and get a handle on the latest industry trends. They can also build their portfolio and get exposed to new technologies and techniques.

We cater for all subject disciplines

Breakdown by subject area


STEM students


Humanities and Social Sciences

We’ve placed top undergraduates in a range of roles…

Product Design

Data Science

Data Analytics

International Business

Business Development

PR & Communications

Software Engineering




Social Media



Some of the sectors we offer







Health & Fitness





Big Data

Why Start Me Up?

Start Me Up is an award-winning provider of entrepreneurial education programs.


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


“Not only was working for a startup really important to me, but I also really liked Start Me Up because its programs are based internationally and often in co-working spaces, not offices.

So you could meet people, network with them and get some more ideas about what you want to do in the future.”


2nd year, Cognitive Sciences, University of Toronto

“More than just an internship.”


1st year, Arts & Sciences, UCL

“I was looking to get a full flavor of what’s out there and this program does a great job with that.”


Rising Junior, Operations Research & Financial Planning, Princeton


100% were happy with the support the Start Me Up team provided during their program


96% rating on Go Overseas


60% of those on our program have confirmed work with their startup or are in discussions about it by the end of the program


97% of our interns said their internship matched their interests


Our alumni give us on average 9/10 for their overall experience with us

Program alumni destinations have included

Case Studies

Tomi Ogundayo spent one month interning for a blockchain startup in Bali. After her internship, she was invited to represent her startup at the UN World Investment Forum on Blockchain for Sustainability/Social Impact in Geneva.

This experience is great for young people. But no matter what age, there will be something for you.”

Tomi Ogundayo

Harvard University

Isabella Ippolito spent two months on Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program in Bali working on projects for Penguin Random House and on a viral campaign that was featured by the BBC.
After the program she was hired by the company she’d been interning with and was flown to the Kennedy Space Station in Florida to help with an art installation celebrating 50 years since the first man on the moon.

I’m proud that I achieved exactly what I set out to do.  I made the best of my time while I was in Bali, won new freelance clients developed a close relationship with my mentor.”

Isabella Ippolito

University of Greenwich

Recent Northwestern graduate, Nehaarika Mulukutla, worked with an AI startup on business development. She also helped her startup source new developers for their project.

“The internship itself was incredible: entering on ground-level with some incredible start-ups is the opportunity of a lifetime if you let it be.”

Nehaarika Mulukutla

Northwestern University

Health and Safety

Weekly check ins with startups and social enterprises

Trained project managers

Flexible work to fit around study and other paid work commitments


All participants must complete contracts and agreements

Equal opportunities policy


Daily check ins



Our instructors from the world of startups and innovation can run workshops on a range of topics

Startup Ideation

No Code Prototyping

Startup Idea Validation

Design Thinking

Career Prototyping

UX Design