Are you an ambitious, learn-it-all student who wants to build the future? Do you love to code in your spare time? Do you have a passion for graphic or user experience design and want to develop extraordinary social media and marketing experiences?  Do you live and breathe beautiful spreadsheets and have a knack for keeping a thousand balls in the air?

Would you love to intern with one of Startmate’s 130+ portfolio companies – hailing from SaaS, to healthtech, to fashion – and can’t wait to get your hands dirty and impact real customers to show them what you can do?

Startmate is launching our Student Internship Program to bring your skills to Australia and New Zealand’s best startups

This is a 7-week program beginning 14 December 2020 and finishing 12 February 2021. 
(There is a holiday from 24 December to 10 January).

The Program

The Internship program has two components:

  1. Practical experience of you working for a Startmate alumni

  2. Startmate organised exposure to other founders, resources, real life work best practices

It’s your accelerator to hit the employment ground running and get a glimpse into startups!

  • The program is fully remote

  • It is open to all students, including undergraduates, Masters or PhD students

  • All positions will be paid a minimum of $22 per hour by the Startmate alumni who hires you

The program will be run in 3 broad streams:

  1. Engineering (Software Development, Mechatronics, Electrical)

  2. Operations (Growth, Operations, Marketing, Community and Communications, Business Analytics, Business Development)

  3. Design (UI/UX, Graphic Design, Illustrations)

Exact roles will vary by company. We will consider your application for all available positions in that stream e.g. if you elect Engineering as your chosen stream, we will consider you for all the Engineering internships. If there are particular companies or roles you’re keen on, there will be an opportunity to indicate this in the application form. If you are interested in multiple streams, please submit separate applications for each stream. 

All available roles can be found here (subject to change).

There is the potential for your post internship employment and extension! 

About Startmate

Startmate is the epicentre of startup ambition across Australia and New Zealand. 

Currently, we do this through our two flagship programs:

  1. The Accelerator: 12-week program that exposes the best early-stage companies to the most successful founders and sought-after investors.
    >> We recently held our Demo Day to show off our MEL20/NZ20 cohort. You can find a recording of the virtual event here.

  2. The Fellowship: 8-week program to transform the careers of smart, tenacious women by directing their talents towards Australian and New Zealand startups. 

Our Accelerator program is currently celebrating its 10th year, and our Fellowship will be marking 2 years at the end of 2020. 

We believe now is the perfect time for us to complete the trifecta with a program that will welcome the youngest and freshest operators into our orbit.

How to apply? 

Apply here by 11:59 pm on Tuesday 3rd November


By Students for Students

The brains behind the Student Internship Program is our very own Anubhav. He has been with Startmate since August and was previously at Y Combinator-backed company Fampay, a fintech based in Bengaluru. 

To bring the exceptional education he enjoyed at both his startup experiences, he created the Student Internship Program to give other university students the chance to funnel their energy into a rocketship startup. Students will use their strengths to help take Startmate’s alumni to the next level. 

We are recruiting for the program across 3 broad categories. In addition to a strong interest for your chosen functional stream, we’re looking for superstars who:

  • Have a strong passion for technology

  • Possess excellent communication skills

  • Have a can-do attitude and love a good challenge

  • Comfortable with taking initiative and driving their own projects

  • Available for full-time remote work from 14th December 2020 to 12 February 2021

Sound like you or someone you know? 

Applications close 11:59pm Tuesday 3rd November 2020. 

Candidates will hear of the outcome of their written application within about 2 weeks after applications close and will then receive further information on next steps.

Feel free to reach out to the Startmate team if you have any questions.