Internship Project
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

Feniska – Data Science

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Humboldt Innovation
Subject Area
Information Technology, Web Development, Computer Science
Position filled in 2023.

Internship Modality:
On-site internship in Berlin
Project Supervisor(s)
Sonita Soth and Ropafadzo Murumbo
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from third year) 
Master's students 
Further Information
Project Type
Project Content
FENISKA is a health startup that builds Smart Home devices for cats and dogs to improve and maintain their wellbeing. The first product is the FENISKA BASE, an intelligent pad that fits underneath various pet furniture. The FENISKA BASE enables pet owners to monitor weight changes, resting time or toilet visits (for domestic cats only). In addition to the FENISKA BASE, we also offer an intuitive healthcare App that allows pet owners to manually track other health data on top. The FENISKA App also offers an info hub in the form of educational blogs.
Tasks for Interns
  • Advanced data analyses using the latest AI techniques, machine learning and statistical methods;
  • Development of analytical software prototypes;
  • Analytical consulting and support of strategic and business initiatives;
  • Collect requirements, implement data preparation pipelines, and visualize and analyze the data of our FENISKA Base;
  • Bring in your skills and ideas for data-driven solutions.
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from third year) 
Master's students 
  • Studies in Computer Science / Mathematics / Data Science or similar;
  • Knowledge and experience in at least one analytical programming language (e.g. Python or R) as well as SQL and data visualization (e.g. PowerBI);
  • Expertise in Spark is a plus;
  • You can work independently and responsibly. You have excellent organizational and communication skills.
Expected Preparation
  • Getting familiar with the start-up (look through our homepage),
  • We will provide you with a company guideline so you can get familiar with FENISKA's vision, goals, target group, and market;
  • The onboarding process for each intern is individual, depending on the skill level and work experience.

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