Startup Internship Program

Host Kick > Startup Internship Program

11 Week Program Tuesday May 9th 2017 to Friday July 28th 2017

(with the option to continue on a part-time or remote basis.)

Summer Timeline

Orientation May 2-12
What is a Startup Week of May 15th
Startup Methods Week of May 22nd
Host Kick Basics and Role Assignment Week of May 29th
Ongoing Host Kick Work and Tasks Week of June 5th
Ongoing Host Kick Work and Tasks Week of June 12th
Ongoing Host Kick Work and Tasks Week of June 19th
Ongoing Host Kick Work and Tasks Week of June 26th
Ongoing Host Kick Work and Tasks Week of July 3rd
Ongoing Host Kick Work and Tasks Week of July 10th
Ongoing Host Kick Work and Tasks Week of July 17th
Wrap-up Activities and Evaluation Week of July 24th
Intern Appreciation Event July 28th

Positions Available:

Development Project Intern (2x)

Web and App Development

Marketing Intern (2x)

Sales, Branding, Customer Development

Business Development Intern (2x)

Business Strategy, Market Research

Digital Design Intern (2x)

Graphic Design, Digital Medias

Interior Design Intern (2x)

Interior Design, Furniture, Materials, Layouts

About the Program

The Host Kick Internship Program provides hands-on experience in a startup work environment with knowledgeable professionals in an exciting and growing field. Our Summer Internship can help you make career choices, point you in new directions for further education, allow you to develop new skills, and provide you with valuable qualifications and contacts when looking for employment.

Our program can give you valuable real-world experience in Software Development, Web Development, Business Development, Marketing, and Digital Design. New skills you acquire during your internship may involve new technology, project development, client relations, report writing, working as part of a team and much more.

Our program can help you narrow down what field and specialisation is right for you. The relationships you develop during the internship can also help you determine your career path, allowing you to learn from the experience of others.

Our team and the people you meet during your internship can prove to be valuable contacts. You will work under experienced professionals who can play an important mentorship role as you narrow down career choices. We may offer further work remotely, part-time or even future employment opportunities. We often like to hire interns on as permanent employees, since they already have work experience and knowledge of Host Kick’s operations, and have already proved themselves in the field.

The Host Kick Internship Program is unique because it begins with an introduction to Startup Methodology. This introduction to the basics of the Lean Startup Customer Development Process provides insight into the key steps needed to build a successful startup.

The main idea in this introduction is learning how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering massive amounts of customer and marketplace feedback. You will learn how to get out of the building and search for the real pain points and unmet needs of Host Kick customers. Growing a startup, like Host Kick, is not simply building an execution plan for a business model that the management thinks will work, but rather, a search for the actual business model itself. Interns can play a key role in helping our team find success.