Tin Alley beta is the premier tech startup internship program in Australia. Tin Alley beta is an initiative of Melbourne School of Information (The University of Melbourne) and the founder of Data Dragon, Miguel Wood and was established in 2013. Its aim is to promote tech entrepreneurship as a career for Australian IT university students and to partner with the IT startup community to provide internships for startups.
Tin Alley runs an annual Summer internship program paid by startup companies who successfully bid for the opportunity to pitch to students from our partner universities: Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Melbourne, and The University of Tasmania.
Tin Alley also runs a Winter internship program paid by the Melbourne Accelerator Program for tech students at The University of Melbourne to work with one of the successful MAP fellows for that year. MAP15 winners are pitching for potential interns in early July.
The Winter program for MAP15 fellows is underway.
Tech students from The University of Melbourne will hear pitches from five of the eight MAP15 fellows in early July to fill ten internships. Successful interns will be placed in second semester.
The Summer program for 2015 opens on Monday 17th August. The following key dates should be noted by startups and students:
- Startup application deadline: 31st August 2015
- Student Pitch Night: 30th September 2015
- Student application deadline: 4th October 2015
- Shortlisted interviews: 12th October 2015 to 23rd October 2015
- Internships period: 1st December 2015 to 29th Februart 2016
Our Panel of industry peers, Chaired by Catherine Curry helps govern Tin Alley as well as build and maintain relationships with the startup community. The panel also selects startup companies to host interns in our Summer program, and works with placed interns in startups.
Melbourne School of Information at The University of Melbourne leads the group of University partners. In 2014 we welcomed Swinburne University, Monash University, and The University of Tasmania to Tin Alley beta. 2015 sees Deakin University, La Trobe University and RMIT University joining the team.