• Indonesia
    • Bali
4 to 8 weeks

Program Details

Year Round
Weekly Hours


Starting Price
Price Details
Our fees include workshops, mentor support, accommodation and airport pickup
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Activities Airport Transfers SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Feb 17, 2024
Mar 06, 2023
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About Program

Kickstart Your Impact Career in Bali: Intern with a Nonprofit, Startup or Social Enterprise.

Build your tech and sustainability skills on an internship in Bali. Experience working with organizations at the frontline in the fight against climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

Become more employable and get a net zero career. Our alumni have gone on to found their own companies & land jobs working for the likes of TESLA, Google, and McKinsey.

Roles include: Engineering | Communications | UX | Data Analysis | Software Engineering | Conservation Technology | Research | Business Development | Fundraising | Policy | Data Science | Product Design | Design Research

Sectors we work with include gaming, AI, reef conservation, fashion, travel, sustainable fashion, solar, fintech, e-commerce, edtech, software, IoT, social enterprise, energy, and healthtech.

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Program Highlights

  • The opportunity to work from some of the world's best co-working spaces.
  • Workshops to develop in-demand skills.
  • Sustainability and tech-focused
  • Entrepreneurship curriculum developed in conjunction with tech startup founders.

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Program Reviews

4.98 Rating
based on 42 reviews
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  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.6
  • Safety 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

Marketing & Business Development Internship with Start Me Up

Start Me Up is a great internship program that leaves you with valuable experience in the sector you are working in. I interned for a coworking hub in Bali and helped them with their marketing and business development initiatives. There was a lot of work but so much to learn which was invaluable and I was exposed to so many intelligent entrepreneurs and start-ups.

I received so much support from both my workplace and the Start Me Up team which was reassuring as starting work in a new field can be quite overwhelming! I would 100% recommend the program, especially in Bali as there are so many people in similar positions as you as well as the fact that Bali is overall an amazing place to work in. Having just graduated, it was the perfect time to relocate, explore a new sector, and navigate my career through such a fun and helpful program.

  • Fun and valuable experience
  • Meet lots of interesting people
  • Lots of support
52 people found this review helpful.
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Digital Marketing Internship in Conservation Technology

In late 2022, I took part in Start Me Up's Bali internship program. During my internship, I was responsible for content and digital marketing. My role was to research and conceptualize content for social media, find potential collaborators, edit video and design content.
I was mainly looking into storytelling for conservation and sustainability. It involved lots of research and getting creative with content ideas. I also got the chance to identify local influencers who could act as collaborators. My internship was fun and friendly and I got to work on lots of different areas and learn how to use new software, which was a cool experience.

  • very friendly and fun
  • great experience
  • learn many things
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55 people found this review helpful.
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Eye-Opening Experience

It was my first time travelling to Asia by myself, so I was a little nervous but very excited. From arrival I felt welcomed, from the driver that picked me up at the airport to the hotel in Ubud that we stayed in for the first weekend. The whole cohort was lovely, and all people wanting to improve themselves and gain something from this experience.

Despite the high cost of the program plus flights, it was one of the best months of my life. I got the chance to work with incredible people, and the kinds of people that move to Bali to create and work on startups are all people I enjoyed learning from. All this was done while learning and exploring a different culture and land, and getting actual professional experience. Plus, what better way to work is there than being able to jump in a pool, lay by the beach, or go surfing when it's all getting a bit much, or simply after a long day of work?

You end up doing so many things you never expected to do. I had never done yoga, surfed, been on a scooter, trekked up a volcano in the middle of the night, or climbed down a cliff to reach one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Not just in terms of exploration, but professionally, I met so many ambitious individuals just going out there and doing what they want to do, ignoring that fear we all have to start something new without anyone knowing if it will work out or not. On top of all that I made good friends, including my boss, whom I'm still in touch with and working for on a voluntary basis (yes, I enjoyed it so much I am now working for free when I can, primarily on weekends...)

I would highly recommend the experience. You would have to save a little bit, which is one thing I would like the program to see is making it a little more accessible. However, I cannot disagree that every bit of that money was well spent and well worth it, and if I could afford it I would have stayed another month more!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
One day I was working with my boss in a beach villa by the pool and when we started feeling very unproductive. It was too hot a day and we weren't getting anything done. What surprised me was his reaction; if we're not doing any useful work we might as well jump on a scooter, drive to Seminyak 30 mins away and go to the beach. It was just bizarre the kind of work breaks and the relaxing atmosphere that you find out there.
149 people found this review helpful.
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I am so grateful that I applied to Start Me Up and got to live/work in Bali for a month! I worked remotely for a start up in London and developed marketing as well as international communication skills. We traveled on weekends to neighboring Indonesian islands and I got to immerse myself in the culture. The mentors were amazing and will go out of their way to help you. I left feeling like I had grown as an individual and had connections to extremely intelligent and genuine women. I haven't had an interview yet where they haven't asked me about Bali and the skills I learned there. If you’re thinking of applying to Start Me Up, you definitely should because you'll get a lot more out of it then just a good traveling experience.

My one tip: Go into this program wanting to get the most out of every moment, you'll regret it if you don't. Say yes to everything and jump into the Bali life style of bare-feet.

147 people found this review helpful.
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Best of both worlds.

I worked 4 weeks in Bali and 2 weeks in Thailand for a Blockchain Consultancy that was also based out in Canggu, Bali; it provided the perfect platform to learn what it takes to run a startup, put together financial models and grasp SEO. It helped me develop the skills and knowledge to start my own company using the Lean Startup method as well as being a valuable addition to my CV.

I can't recommend this program enough; if you want to learn, meet like-minded individuals and have a great work-life balance, this is for you.

A day in the life included getting up early to train at Body Factory (arguably best gym I've ever been to), working until lunch, going on an adventure with friends to an amazing food spot, finishing tasks off in the afternoon from the pool and then going on an amazing night out with the best people.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy every moment and make use of every opportunity that comes your way; it will be over before you know it.
143 people found this review helpful.
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Juan Carlos
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Way to Discover What You Really Want From Life

Being in Bali with Start Me Up was an experience I will never forget. Coming from a business background, there is always the same path you are supposed to follow. However, Start Me Up allowed me to go off the beaten part and explore different career paths that I did not know existed. During my time here I was surrounded by amazing individuals who inspired me to move forward with my personal projects. In 2 months in Bali I learned more than a full term in University and I will definitely recommend this to people who are not sure of what they want for their future as you can explore so many industries with Start Me Up. Overall, I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone, and the personal and professional growth I acquired is something I will always be thankful for

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come here with an open mind and ready to do things you never thought you would do
138 people found this review helpful.
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My internship program with Start Me Up has really inspired me to do so many different things with my career. I interned with Nomad Habits, a photographer, I helped with social media management as well as working on her online course in digital photography. This program has made me feel much more equipped to go forth with ideas I have and things I want to do in my life! As a current marketing student at the University of West of England, I have learned more about digital marketing here in Bali that in my first year of university. I enjoyed being able to work and travel simultaneously, I got to visit Green school which was an amazing experience, visit Uluwatu and Nusa Penida, explore local foods and cultures all while learning a variety of new things.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I could choose to do the 2 month program over the 1 month
154 people found this review helpful.
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Internship abroad

I did a one month internship in Bali, I was working with a fintech company but also attended workshops which have presented me with fantastic skills. It is a great opportunity to learn , work and experience a new part of the world. I would recommend this very highly and have had such a great experience. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet and work alongside likeminded people, who quickly turn into close friends. I was mainly working from Dojo- a co-working space in Canggu and found that the environment and people were extremely inspiring. The structure of the internship is such that I was able to manage my own time and still do things which i wanted to do while learning. We took several weekend trips to explore neighbouring islands and areas of bali.

What would you improve about this program?
Having given a number of mentors to select the most appropriate for your skills, and also having mentors set aside specific time as some start-ups seem a little busy
128 people found this review helpful.

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