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What is START Academy?

The START Academy program connects international students and companies within the European Startup system for a project-based internship. It is flexible, goal-oriented and simple.

Haven’t you ever wanted to experience the startup life but didn’t have any entry point? This is your chance. Find infinite projects in diversity, offered by any kind of player within the Startup system. And the program is designed to be combinable with your studies.  


Find companies from all across Europe to apply for. Every Project offered by those companies can be completed completely remotely.


We all got a lot to do for university, but we encourage you to at least make 15h/week time (preferably more during break) to really leave an impact.

Project oriented

This isn't going to be one of those classic internships. At the Academy we let companies define the project first. This way you can start right away and you know you'll contribute meaningfully.

Why START Academy?

Good question…

… but without promising too much…

…theres probably no simpler, 

nor more flexible way to experience Startup Mentality….

… so… why not try?

How does it work

Four steps to your dream internship

1. Application

Apply to START Academy as a participant for free. Once you are accepted, you will be able to apply to all the companies and projects through our portal.

2. Interview​

We want to see if you are a perfect match for the internship you applied for. Therefore we will be testing your know-how and your language skills.

3. Matching

If you are a match we will then connect you with the company. The company makes the final decision and you will go through your final interview phase.

4. Internship

After dozens of interviews you finally made it! Are you ready to start your journey?

START Network

What is START?

START Erlangen-Nürnberg e.V. is a student association at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Georg Simon Ohm University of Technology, which deals with all topics related to entrepreneurship and technological innovation. START has set itself the task of introducing students to the topic of entrepreneurship and giving them the opportunity to network and get to know the European startup scene. Our initiative is not only known at the Nuremberg universities, but also benefits from the international network of START Global with over nine European locations at leading universities – the head office is at the renowned University of St. Gallen.


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