Budding founders can get a virtual taste of startups as an online intern

- September 26, 2019 < 1 MIN READ


A free, online, virtual internships giving young people a taste of life in the startup ecosystem is now available from Australia.

Created by the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and the Sydney Startup Hub, in collaboration with NSW-based edtech innovator InsideSherpa, the Virtual Startup Internship Program offers a chance build experience and gain an understanding of what it’s like to work in a startup.

More than 1000 students tried the program during beta mode testing. the program is open to anyone, from undergraduate to corporate career changer, anywhere in the world considering a life in startups.

The virtual internship allows users to complete real-world tasks and learn practical skills from three NSW startups: Vennu, a regional venue booking platform; Homecare Heroes, a social startup in aged and disability care; and Longtail UX,which automates search engine marketing and optimisation.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship education and training director Jonathan Jones said student tasks are based around non-technical skills such as product management, social media marketing and sales for international expansion.

“The goal of the program is to help boost the pipeline of talent considering a career working with, or starting their own startup,” he said.

“At the end of the course students will be encouraged to explore jobs and internships at startups.”

More details on the Virtual Internship Startup Program, including how to enrol, are available here.