Startup Internship Program - Australia

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Fraser Island, Queensland
Fraser Island, Queensland
 Beaches of Queensland, Australia
Beaches of Queensland, Australia
Intern for a startup in Australia
Intern for a startup in Australia

About

Sun, sand, sea and startups.

Our Australia program means you can get world-class work experience for a tech startup while you work from Queensland in Australia.

Expect awe-inspiring nature, surf breaks, more outdoor activities than you can shake a boomerang at, and some of the world’s most disruptive companies.

Join our innovative entrepreneurial educational program and find out why our alumni have gone on to found their own companies & land jobs working for the likes of Google, Amazon and McKinsey.

You will need to be eligible for an Australian Working Holiday visa (or equivalent) in order to participate in this program. The issuing of visas is at the discretion of the relevant authority and is beyond our control.

Highlights
  • Based in Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef and over 200 national parks
  • Workshops to develop in-demand skills
  • A short drive to the world-famous Surfers Paradise
  • Entrepreneurship curriculum developed in conjunction with tech startup founders
  • One-fifth of Australia’s start-ups are based in Queensland

Questions & Answers

Reviews

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  • Growth 9
  • Support 9
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 10
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Zoe
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Traveling & Tech Start-ups

This experience went way beyond my expectations. Being able to intern for a tech startup in Queensland was a once in a lifetime experience I’ll never forget.
While I interned for the startup we worked out of a lively coworking space in the city. We got to meet lots of other startups and some really interesting people. I loved going to the different events around the city (organized by the co-working space), and learning about new areas of tech while picking new skills.
Queensland itself had so much to offer, including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Surfer’s Paradise and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. I loved that despite being winter, it was still warm enough to go to the beach for a swim!
All in all, couldn't recommend going out to Aus to intern more, learn new entrepreneurial skills and meet some cool people.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come with an open mind. Do everything. See everything. Meet everyone.
Make friends with people in the co-working space, learn from others further down their careers and pick up some Aussie phrases.
Kat
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

2 Month Internship Program

My internship through Start Me Up was incredible. The program coordinator was hospitable, friendly, and in tune with what we wanted to experience in the startup culture. I felt I was pushed out of my comfort zone and that defined my strengths as well as my weaknesses. Working with a startup forced me to think in a different way and opened my mind to new directions of conducting business.
The startup world is crazy in the best sense possible. Start Me Up did an amazing job pairing me with Travello (solo travel app). I really connected with the crew and founders but I also learned invaluable assets I can use for my future.
The founders and my supervisor understood my goals to learn more about coding, website design and programming, marketing, social media managing, and public relations. My internship focused on running a campaign for Travello so I witnessed the ins-and-outs of how to market, push, redirect, and analyze a campaign.
My typical day working for Travello was leaving an apartment skyscraper with my fellow housemates and heading to Travello’s home office. In the mornings the crew would discuss the daily goal and after lunch, I’d head to the workspace with other startup companies. My case was unique in that I got both an office and coworking space experience. After the workday ended I headed to an event in the evening which varied nightly: events included a pitch-off series, sessions on marketing techniques, AI, computer programming, medical research and technology, and so many more. The nightlife after the events was fun to observe as the city came to life.
Overall, this internship wasn’t your typical deal where you work for hours without supervision or goals to increase your skills. It was so much more in that not only were my desires to learn specific things catered to by my startup, but the relationships I built will last a lifetime.
It was more than getting information to throw on my resume. It was an opportunity to build myself as a person, create lasting relationships, and gain life experience that will take me toward the right career path.
If I had to go back and make the decision between internships again, I would choose the exact experience I did back in January upon hearing my acceptance to participate in Start Me Up’s program. After all the laughs, beach days, hikes, food tasting, live music, dancing, one of the best things is that in Queensland is you’re never far from nature. There are miles of beaches and incredible wildlife around every corner. As any visitor to Australia will attest, the highlight of a trip down under is getting up close to koalas and kangaroos and getting photographic evidence to prove it!

What would you improve about this program?
Seeing as this program was extended to Australia for the first time there were a few bumps in the road. Communication could be improved but wasn't outrageous for it being the first-run in Australia. Overall my experience was great and I would recommend this trip to any interns looking to expand their horizons in life experience and build lasting relationships.
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Creekstar
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Marketing and Customer Success Internship

Overall this was a positive and enjoyable experience. I was put in an apartment building where students going to nearby colleges lived and i was placed with three other amazing women who were part of the same program, who I grew to care deeply about and are still friends despite being countries apart. The company I was paired with was amazing. It comprised of genuine, determined people who wanted me to succeed just as much as they wanted their company to succeed. Start-me-up itself was admittedly unorganized just because they are a startup themselves and so some of the excursions and other minor things were not easy to navigate but it didn't take away too much from the rest of the trip being wonderful. Brisbane was a corporate paradise, a fun mix between the typical business city and a modern metropolis full of young ideas. There were coffee shops on every corner and enough things to do that we never got bored. I would recommend this program to my peers.

Location

Location:
Brisbane
Currency:
Australia Dollar

Brisbane is the new up-and-coming tourist destination in Australia. Its laid-back vibe, youthful population, and vibrant culture make it an easy place to fall in love with. Brisbane is the fastest growing city in Australia, so if you want to avoid the crowds, go now!

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About Start Me Up

Start Me Up combines entrepreneurial education with travel to incredible destinations like Bali, Australia and Thailand. Our Startup Internship Program focuses on developing the key skills that will equip undergraduates and recent graduates with the...