Internships for the 21st century.

The Upstart Academy is now live!

Gain the skills you’ll need to upstart your career by working on digital projects with innovative companies.

Let’s face it, it’s hard to gain the skills and experience you need to get where you want to go. You need more than just a degree to stand out from the crowd and there just simply aren’t enough internships for everyone. At the Upstart Academy, we’re reinventing the system to make it work for you!

How it Works

Uni Students

The Upstart Academy is a community of like-minded students looking get the experience they need to launch their careers.

Practical Projects

We create practical projects supported by our learning platform so you can deliver outstanding results in the real world. 

Innovative Companies

Build your professional network as you work with innovative companies on the projects that are most relevant to your career goals.

Where we’ve been featured

Internships, reinvented.

The Upstart Academy has been developed from nearly 2 years of intensive market research to address the issues for students with traditional internships. Check out the key features of our service below.


Our projects are delivered entirely remote and online, which means you won’t have to wait until the summer to get the experience you need!


You’ll receive full access to our learning platform and industry mentors during your project to empower you to deliver impressive results.


Build your professional network as you join other like-minded students from around the country as a member of the Upstart Academy community.

Future Focused

Our projects are focused on the most in-demand skills for the future of work with the aim of setting you up for long-term career success!

Our Projects

Completing any of our projects will help you gain all this good stuff.

Real world experience to boost your CV.

Connections with other like minded students.

A digital badge to showcase to employers.

Practical skills relevant for the future of work.

Your Options

Register for the Upstart Academy and join any of the following projects when a place becomes available.

Search Engine Marketing

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Facebook Marketing

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Business Development

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Competitor Analysis

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Content Marketing

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And More!

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What Other Students Are Saying

Our Supporters

The Upstart Academy are graduates of the following programs, thanks to all our mentors and advisors for your continued support!