Internship Project
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

WaveMakers – Research Project E-Learning

Humboldt Innovation

This is a young company that has been mentored by Humboldt Innovation in the past or was founded by former Humboldt students. Please note that the place of work is most likely not in Humboldt premises but in the company's own spaces.
Subject Area
Leadership Education, Personal Development, Diversity & Inclusion
06 May – 26 July
20 May – 09 August
03 June – 23 August
01 July – 20 September

Internship Modality:
On-site internship in Berlin 

The application is closed, and all positions have been filled.
Applications for 2025 will open in October 2024.
Project Supervisor(s)
Katja Kolmetz, Gabriela Tussolini
For project-specific questions, please contact Anastasiia Zhabrovets (
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from second year)
Graduate students
PhD students 
Further Information
Project Type
Project Content
WaveMakers is a Berlin-based startup that set out to redefine leadership by empowering women and underrepresented groups to be leaders in their own way.

WaveMakers about themselves:
At WaveMakers, we're rewriting the leadership narrative by making leadership education accessible to all and breaking free from outdated norms. We're a female-led startup from Berlin, and our mission is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Social Fund of the European Union.

Our flagship offering, the WaveMakers Academy, redefines leadership education. It's a digital, cohort-based program empowering emerging leaders, especially women and underrepresented groups, in over 40 countries. Notable companies like Lego, Mercedes, SAP, and Zalando have already worked with us.

But we're just getting started. Our next stride is the WaveMakers App, an enterprise solution set to broaden the talent pool of emerging leaders and infuse it with diversity. Our AI-driven app will democratize leadership education, making it accessible across all organizational tiers. It's about creating personalized learning paths that speak to the unique needs and (often invisible) challenges of diverse talent to unlock their true potential.

Join us for a wavemaking internship or project. We look forward to hearing from you!
Tasks for Interns
Exploratory research: 
(1) content quality classification and development of methodology
(2) definition of user-platform interactions, learning paths, and content types
(3) evaluation of existing platforms and methodologies
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from second year)
Graduate students
PhD students 
Background in psychology, pedagogy, artificial intelligence, or machine learning.
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