Internship Project
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

Feniska – Product Development (Frontend)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Humboldt Innovation
Subject Area
Computer Science, IT
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 track other health data on top manually. The FENISKA App also provides an info hub in the form of educational blogs.
Tasks for Interns
  • Tech stack: Typescript, React Native, Expo;
  • You turn suggestions for improvements into reality by optimizing existing features and developing new features for the FENISKA app;
  • Testing and documenting the software solutions;
  • Coordinating a variety of tasks in the IT environment;
  • You also have the opportunity to learn in the other subject areas (firmware
    development with C++, backend development with NodeJS and data analysis with
    Python) to gain experience.

Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from third year) 
Master's students 
  • Studies in the field of computer science or comparable field of study;
  • Initial knowledge of development with JavaScript/Typescript frameworks;
  • Knowledge of React, React Native, or Expo is a plus but not required.

Expected Preparation
  • Getting familiar with the start-up (look through our homepage);
  • We might provide you with a small business case study or coding challenge, so we can assess your skill level beforehand;
  • The onboarding process for each intern is individual, depending on the skill level and work experience.

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