Internship Project
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

Feniska - Product Development (Frontend/Backend/Firmware)

Humboldt Innovation
Pet-Tech Start-up

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
Software Engineering, App Development, Firmware Development
 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)
 Pascal Crenzin and Sonita Soth 
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from second year)
Graduate 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
Depending on your focus you will work closely with our developer team on new features for our mobile app, develop and test new microservices, and/or improve the Firmware of the FENISKA Base 
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from second year)
Graduate students 
  • Studies in Computer Science / Mathematics / Data Science or similar
  • Knowledge and experience in at least one programming language (Python, Javascript, and/or C++)
  • Working independently and responsibly
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills. 
Expected Preparation
  • Getting familiar with the start-up (look through our homepage),
  • The onboarding process for each intern is individual, depending on the skill level and work experience.

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