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. MAP16 winners are pitching for potential interns in early July.
The Winter program to intern with MAP16 fellows opens on 7th July 2016.
Tech students from The University of Melbourne will hear pitches from the ten MAP16 fellows in early July to fill up to twenty internships. Successful interns will be placed in second semester.
- Student Pitch Night: 7th July 2016 @LAB-14
- Student Application deadline: 10th July 2016 (via this site)
- Shortlisted candidate interviews: 15th July 2016 @LAB-14
- Successful interns announced: 20th July 2016
- Internships commence: 25th July 2016
The Summer program for 2016/17 opens on Monday 15th August 2016. The following should be noted by startups and students:
- Company Applications Open: 8th August 2016
- Company Applications Close: 19th August 2016 (extended 31 August 2016)
- Student Pitch Night: 15th September 2016
- Student application deadline: 21st September 2016
- Shortlisted interviews: 3rd - 14th October 2016
- Interns announced: 19th October 2016
- Internships commence: 1st December 2016
- Internships end: 28th February 2017
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.