FAQ category: Student

How much experience people usually have?

Our applicants have from 6 months up to 3 years of intern or professional work experience. Of course sometimes we have even more experienced talents – ultimately we will do our best to find you the person with a skill set you are looking for.

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What is Startuplifers?

Startuplifers is a community and network which helps you find a job in a foreign country at a startup. The program is open to all students of Finnish universities.Read more about our goals here. The program is also available for students in for example Sweden, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing, read

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Visa

In San Francisco you will get a J-1 visa. Startuplifers will connect you to KILROY study advisors who will help you with your J-1 internship visa application and travel arrangements. If you are going to China or Japan, you will mostly be handling the visa with the startup that will be your employer, but

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Partner universities

Finnish universities that currently award grants to their students who get hired through Startuplifers to cover flight and visa costs: Aalto University – all schools University of Helsinki – all faculties (one 3000€ grant) University of Turku – all faculties (two grants of 2500€/student) Lappeenranta University of Technology – all schools (five 3000€

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Salary

Salary is subject to negotiation and varies across different people of different skill sets. However, the minimum salary in startups in San Francisco is  3000$, in Shanghai 5000 rmb and in Tokyo 120 000 jpy. Many get more salary based on their expertise. Also, bear in mind that the salary can be

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Moving to a new country

We know that moving to a new country can be scary. Don’t worry! We’ll introduce you to the other interns, who will help you get settled in. We recommend that you already get to know the basic facts about the city and if you are going to China or Japan

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