Get your exclusive internship-experience in the European Startup scene now!

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. The internship takes up to 3 months.

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?

When is it going down?

Find details below. 

1. Phase: "Registration"
01.06 - 01.08.2021

Register free as student through our page and prepare your applications. In this time you can update your CV etc.

2. Phase: "Matching"
07.08 - 31.08.2021​

Embrace yourself! The curtains fall and all companies and projects will be available for you to apply through our portal.

3. Phase: "Internship"
01.09. - 30.11.2021

You made it! After dozens of interviews, you and the company both agreed to do this. Now its your turn!

Ready to start your journey?

Who are we?

Meet the Team behind.

Armin Welte

Tech Lead

Aarabi Darmakumar

Student Support

Freddy Feldmeier

Company Support

Lukas Mechs

Head of IT

Lena Pyka


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 Technical University, 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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