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.

Choose from a range of locations





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“I’m so glad I did this program and would recommend it to anyone interested in startups.”

Aishy Vimal

Cornell University

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“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

What you’ll get

Placed with a startup


Accommodation, airport transfer, and sim card


Co-working space membership


Weekly accountability meetings


Work on anything between 1 and 4 projects per month


Support from expert mentors


Workshops on anything from coding and UX to data analytics


First-week excursion eg surf trip, trek or rafting.

Recent alumni destinations

Training and mentorship

Get access to expert mentors throughout your placement who will help you master skills and meet your professional and personal goals.

Unlimited access to a coworking space

24/7 access to leading coworking space and up to 12 events a month.


We house everyone on our placements in their own rooms in central locations close to coworking spaces, bars, and restaurants.

Airport transfers

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

Previous projects undertaken by candidates

App building

Assisting with coding a new app in JavaScript.

Competitor analysis

Conducting detailed analyses of sector competitors.

Computer Aided Design

Designing prototypes for 3D printing.



Automating processes and systems for fast growing software startups.

Business model analysis

Qualitative and quantitative analysis to determine optimal business models.

Analytics dashboards

Designing and creating analytics dashboards for advanced data analysis.

Affiliate programs

Implementing affiliate marketing programs to help startups grow sales rapidly.

Microsite creation

Creating microsites to support a startup’s marketing strategy.

Where you’ll work

We work with some of the world’s best coworking spaces, as ranked by Forbes.





Hear Ruby’s Story

Durham graduate Ruby Goddard gives her perspectives on her one month internship in Bali with Start Me Up.

“Never in a million years did I expect to be given so much responsibility. I was invested with so much trust and so much time from my mentors. Being on this program allows you to meet some incredibly inspiring people who you would never otherwise get to connect with on such a personal level.”

Sound interesting? Just fill out the form below to get an information pack for details of how to apply. 

Sign up for more information

Sign up and we will send you an info pack with details of internship options and locations.

We will never share your details.