Startup Internship Program

Don’t want to choose between getting amazing work experience and traveling the world?

Start Me Up runs 1-2 month startup internships that combine in-demand skills learning with adventurous travel.

Learn skills to help you get hired.

Spend your weekends exploring a new country.

 

Experience a startup ecosystem featured in The Guardian, Lonely Planet and The BBC.

Alumni destinations include GoogleAmazon and McKinsey.

We offer startup internships in a range of different roles and sectors.

Why intern?

Boost Graduate Salary

Enhance Employability

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93% of our alumni felt better equipped for their career as a result of our program

Travel & Culture

Receive Expert Tuition

Where can you intern?

What’s included?

Access to a co-working space

24/7 access to world-renowned co-working space and events schedule. Immerse yourself in a leading tech eco-system.

Accommodation

We accommodation in central locations close to co-working spaces, bars, and restaurants.

Workshops and mentorship

Get access to expert mentors to help you master skills and meet professional and personal goals.

Airport pickup

We’ll pick you up from the airport and make sure you get to your accommodation safely.

Previous Startup Internship Projects

Here’s a few projects previous interns have worked on…

 

Startup Idea Validation

Read more about Juan’s story here. 

Data Visualization

Read more about Rachel’s story here.

App Development

Read more about Emily’s story here.

UX Design

Read more about Rhiannon’s story here.

Business Development

Read more about Josh’s story here.

Business Model Canvas

Read more about Tomi’s story here.

Haven’t found a project of interest?

Don’t worry we offer internships in a variety of roles and sectors …

Start Me Up’s Workshops

We offer a range of workshops on our startup internships.

Startup Ideation

The best business ideas rarely come by accident.
This module covers the practice of startup ideation – the process of coming up with new business ideas.
Discover the techniques used by everyone from tech giants and startups to top design studios.

No Code Prototyping

How to prototype your idea quickly. An overview of creative examples of Minimum Viable Products.

Learn the importance of validating ideas before investing time and resources into them.

Idea Validation

Insights into how to validate ideas quickly and get feedback from customers.

How to set up  tests for startup idea validation. 

How to iterate and incorporate feedback from users. 

Pitch like a Pro

The essentials of successful pitching.

In this workshop we cover how to create a compelling pitch, including how to create an engaging deck and visuals to communicate your idea to different audiences. 

Design Thinking

An introduction to design thinking.

Get an overview of product design, learn essential technical terms.

The Essentials of UX

Understand the role of the UX designer and the fundamentals of UX.

Get acquainted with the world of audits and briefs.

User-Centred Design

The user is the central element of UX design.

Learn how to research user personas, carry out user testing and carry out UX research and user journey mapping. 

Design Your Own App

In this workshop you’ll wireframe your own application using the knowledge you’ve gained from the previous three modules. 

Why Start Me Up?

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

Check out our stats and testimonials…

 

“The exposure to startups and their founders was incredible. Being part of a co-working community meant there were so many project opportunities in a variety of business sectors.”

Ian Leung

University of Cambridge

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, University of Nottingham, UK

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

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

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97% of our interns said their internship matched their interests

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

Whether you stumbled upon Start Me Up because you need a summer internship, a school-time getaway, or just an interesting experience during a gap year of some sort, I would highly, highly recommend you take the plunge.

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, US

Learn more about Nehaarika's story

The Application Process

1. Apply

To get started just complete our short application form.

Please note that our programs are competitive, so early applications are advised for the most competitive roles in our network of startups.

2. Call

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview with a member of the admissions team.

This is where you’ll have an opportunity to explain more about your professional goals and the kinds of sectors and skills areas that interest you.

3. Test

During our short test phase, your aptitude, skills and motivation will be measured.

4. Offer

You will receive a formal offer from our admissions team for one or more of our programs.

5. Secure Place

Due to the competitive nature of our programs, to secure your place on our internships you’ll need to pay the registration fee of $390 within a week of receiving your acceptance letter.

How much is it and when can I go?

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