Call for Database Management Intern

Estonian Startup Database is the most extensive source of Estonian startups, powered by Startup Estonia. The database is currently home to more than 1450 startups and offers overview of Estonian startups by ranking and filtering them by sectors, technology, stage, employee count, turnover, etc. Based on the database, Startup Estonia makes quarterly updates of the industry and gives out statistical industry overviews for the community and wider public.

Your days as the Database Management Intern in Startup Estonia will be filled with:

  • reviewing startup profiles in the database with the aim of identifying outdated and inaccurate info

  • reviewing company profiles, collecting information and evaluating profiles against database criteria

  • helping with the day-to-day management of the database

  • researching and making suggestions for improving the database

  • helping with the transfer of the current database into the Estonian Startup Ecosystem Platform

What we expect from you:

  • higher education (studies can be ongoing), preferably in Information Management, Data Analysis (with a keen interest and proven ability to work with databases, we might also consider high school students as candidates)

  • fluency in written and spoken English (preferably Estonian, as well)

  • basic experience in working with databases and a keen interest in both the startup world & data collection and organization

  • commit yourself to us for 3-6 months, at least 24 hours/per week

What do we offer:

  • a paid internship while representing one of the most successful startup ecosystems in the world

  • the opportunity to develop your database management skills by using the Estonian Startup Database

  • insights into the Estonian startup community

  • regular guidance, flexible working hours & working remotely

For some insights into the Database Management Intern life at Startup Estonia last summer, here’s a short interview we did with our intern Eric Jakobson.

Why did you choose Startup Estonia?

I chose the Database Management internship in Startup Estonia because of my interest in the Estonian startup ecosystem, and I believed that Startup Estonia would be the perfect place to kick off my career in data science. The opportunity to work there was something I had to grab onto.

What worked well for you in the Database Management internship? Did you have any challenges?

I think that the whole internship was a success for me as I learned to work well with deadlines, and I got to experience what working with big responsibility feels like. I also completed one of my first data analysis projects, which allowed me to put my university knowledge to good use. The biggest challenge was completing projects that had a lot of monotonous work but completing those taught me a lot about time management and persistence.

Shortly describe some of the projects you were part of and what did you learn from the assignments?

One of the most important projects was the Estonian startup sector half-year analysis which helped me to realize how important clear data visualization is. Other projects included monetizing the startup sector, evaluating new profiles in the database and day-to-day database management. All the projects helped me to develop persistence and gave me a good overlook of the startup sector.

What kind of person would suit a Database Management Intern at Startup Estonia? What kind of skills do you think they should have?

A suitable Database Management Intern should be patient, persistent and organized. Being able to work well with deadlines and complete multiple tasks simultaneously will come in handy as well. The intern should have good social, analytical and writing skills.

If the above seems like a not-to-miss opportunity for you, send your CV and a motivational letter to by the 16th of May.

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