Innovation Project Assistent (internship)

Salary Unpaid


At Global Startup Awards, we are looking for a curious, passionate and self-disciplined Innovation Project Assistant to join our awesome team! Global Startup Awards is operated by

As our new Innovation Project Assistant, you will be working closely on the global and regional competition, which is the heart and DNA of the Global Startup Awards. You will get a chance to learn about startups and startup ecosystems from all over the world as well as to communicate with them in regard to the competition. We have developed our own IT system to which you will get access. Of course, thorough training sessions will be prepared in order to provide you with all the essentials to kick-start your journey!

We will guarantee that you not only learn a lot about startups but you will also develop yourself professionally and personally.

Who are we?

The Global Startup Awards is the largest independent startup ecosystem competition with the mission to find, recognize and connect future shapers of the digital age from all around the world. Being part of the Global Startup Awards means being part of a global tribe that seeks to aid and advance entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide.

We are currently established in 12 regions covering 120 countries. The regions are; Nordic Startup Awards, Central European Startup Awards, Southern European Startup Awards, Euro-Asian Startup Awards, ASEAN Startup Awards, Middle East Startup Awards, SAARC Startup Awards, and five regions covering the entire African continent in addition to Continental Africa.

What You’ll do

  • Assist the operations managers and CEO in tasks related to the global startup competition operation.

  • Understand project milestones and break them off into manageable tasks

  • Deliver on all verticals of the project (from planning to managing the competition process to assisting partners)

  • Act as an account manager for external partners from around the globe

  • Competition system management

  • Documentation

  • Reporting

What You’ll get from us

  • Freedom to grow and do amazing things that you will be proud of

  • Agile and inclusive environment to foster your ideas and personal growth

  • A real chance to make an impact on an international level

  • It a possibility to travel to cool places all around the world and meet the créme de la créme of the local startup ecosystems

  • Great workmates (no, seriously), a team of global citizens

  • Copenhagen-based office (you can also work remotely)

  • Flexible working hours in sync with the rest of the team

  • Flexible holiday plan

  • All in all: lots of freedom, hand in hand with a lot of responsibility.

You experience as we imagine:

  • Project manager/assistant experience in a fast-paced and multicultural environment 

  • Working with cross-functional teams on an international level

  • Working with partners as their first point of contact

  • Managing external team members

  • CMS systems 

  • Google Drive, Suite & Products, MS Excel :)

  • General interest in startups and tech innovation, globally

  • Speaking and writing confidently in English (we mean it).

  • If you don’t meet some or even most of the above-mentioned points but still think you are the best for this job, feel free to convince us :)

  • Oh, and we don’t believe in experience defined by years of age. We believe in hard work, motivation, energy, and willingness to learn, develop and walk the extra mile. We weirdly enjoy working late nights sometimes but also having a rest whenever we need it.

Personality traits / who You are 

  • Extroverts and introverts are both welcome as long as the job is done

  • Able to think in complexity and handle a lot of various tasks at once

  • Good at balancing stress and deadlines. Our workload is big, and you have the muscle for it!

  • Create solutions, not problems 

  • Incredibly detail-oriented

  • Deadlines don’t scare you. They motivate you

  • Quality freak

  • Natural caregiver, you care for the project and its people and are always ready to lend a hand and solve any issue. 

  • Prioritise! If you are unsure how to ask. Always ask! :)

  • Be curious and open to learning/figuring out new things. You research uncharted territories

  • Proactivity is vital - we would love to hear your ideas to do better and take the lead in executing them

  • When in doubt, ask us always! - after exhausting every option to resolve the matter yourself

  • We are international and open-minded. You are, too, in your work and your personal affairs within the team

Please check our website for more information.

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number 42379748

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Working at
Global Startup Awards

Global Startup Awards was born from the Nordic Startup Awards. It uses its competition framework and events to run programs across the current 11 regions covering 100+ countries. The organisation has its HQ in Budapest and a smaller team based in CPH.  Global Startup Awards is built as a franchise with some of its regions being operated by external organisations.

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