What is Power Intern?

Power Intern is a mentorship program for interns in startups.
Based on a startup’s needs, our program will match them with a senior professional from another company, who will hand pick the right intern to do the job.

Throughout the program, the senior professional will mentor the intern resulting in:

  • increasing the overall quality of the startup’s product
  • ensuring the creative sparring of the intern
  • making the internship more successful!



Do you want to get new expertise into your company? Don’t you know how to utilize an intern? Are you afraid you’ll waste time and money getting an intern?

At Power Intern one of our senior design mentors will help you identify your actual design needs and find the perfect intern to do all the heavy lifting under his/her guidance.


Would you like an internship, where you get a responsible role, and at the same time receive guidance from one of the leading designers in the industry?

Power Intern will match you with a relevant startup and at the same time team you up with a personal mentor who will guide and mentor you during the internship.

Our Power Mentors

They are super qualified, and Power Intern will make the best match for you

Matilde Aaskjær Juul Christensen

Matilde Aaskjær Juul Christensen

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Graphics Designer & Illustrator at Juulstudio & Titi Learning

Finished my Bachelor of Graphic Communication june 2016 from the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev with 6 months of internship in Amsterdam at the webdesign bureau Grrr. Experience with advertising, SoMe, exhibition graphics and editorial design.

My passion is first, to communicate through graphic design and to put my own touch on each assignment and second, companies with social impact and to see a brands opportunity to market themselves correctly for their customers.

I can create brand identities that target the right customers and tells the right story of the company. I’ve worked with companies on branding and re-branding, as well as both online and offline graphic design in various assignments.

Work Experience: Juulstudio, Titi Learning, Nord Verlag – Neue nordische Literatur auf Deutsch, Alinea, Grrr

Martin Nicolai Sandholt

Martin Nicolai Sandholt

Lead Frontend Designer

Lead Frontend Designer at momondo

I have early stage startup experience and know how to scale up design teams.
Strong systematic thinking + prototyping skills.

Work Experience: momondo, Conferize, Hello Group, DOCCENTRA ApS, WDV STUDIO

Nikolaj Rasmussen

Nikolaj Rasmussen

UX Designer and Project Manager

UX Designer and Project Manager

I work within the arts and technology field as a concept developer, designer and project manager. I thrive in ideation, fast prototyping, analysis, UX and strategic design and love to immerse myself in research and development. As a designer I have worked with a variety of clients across industries, in a broad range of disciplines; from digital design to service design and business development.

Work Experience: Center for Podcasting, Dare Disrupt, Alinea

Sarper Erel

Sarper Erel

Product Designer

Product Designer at TwentyThree™

Developing concepts, stories and executing meaningful user experiences through simple, yet delightful user interfaces for digital products. Graduate of Hyper Island.

Work experience: Twenty Three, Research in Motion, Hyper Island

Leigh Gamon

Leigh Gamon

Service and UX Designer

Service and UX Designer

I am a User Experience Designer with a passion for solving real world problems using Design Thinking strategies. Within the discipline of User Experience I have perfectly merged my love of seamless, strategic functionality and precision in the creative and craft of a product or service. I’ve led Experience Design on projects within the Telecommunication, Financial, Automotive and Advertising industries. Alongside this I have started my own industry event, run HCD courses and used up a ton of post-it notes.

Work experience: CHE Proximity, The Collaborative Agency, Milestone Systems

Casper Klenz-Kitenge

Casper Klenz-Kitenge

Creative Director

Creative Director at Pilot Aps

Company owner, 12 yrs exp. in new media, tech startups and e-commerce

Work Experience: Pilot, Wallo

Adam Heleniak

Adam Heleniak

Senior User Experience Designer

Senior User Experience Designer at GN Hearing A/S
Work Experience: Oticon, GN ReSound, Bonnier Publications A/S

I am passionate about User Experience. My career goal is to design meaningful products and services that have positive impact on people’s lives. I am able to independently drive the digital design projects from A to Z. While working for big healthcare companies I have learnt how to engage stakeholders and build ground for creating great user experiences.

I use my UX skills throughout the design & development process:
-identification of problems & business goals (user research, interviews, observation)
-engagement of stakeholders (presentation of concepts, storytelling, co-creation workshops)
-designing solutions (sketching, wireframing, prototyping)
-usability testing

*I am both thinker & doer.
*I am curious and love working on complex problems.
*I can navigate between the needs of the organisation and the technical possibilities/constraints.

Martin Rytter Schmidt

Martin Rytter Schmidt

Strategic Concept Designer

Strategic Concept Designer at mschmidt

It sounds cliché, but it’s true; it drives me to create helpful, responsible change – on a global scale. As products, services and experiences merge I pride myself on my ability to pioneer and take responsibility for humanity-centered design from the earliest stage. Though young at age, I’m an experienced co-creator of end to end business viable concepts – with physical and digital touch points. In an otherwise fast paced world, I am the playful techie designing for long term needs over immediate wants.

Work experience: Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt, LEGO, YouSee

Julie Ravn

Julie Ravn

Digital Designer

Digital Designer at /et al.

A great design is targeted towards the user. A great designer creates products that do not only work for the company, but also produce a certain aesthetic feeling in the end-user. This is what I do best, and what makes me a great designer

Work experience: -et al., hummel, Silkeborg Data

Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen

Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen

Customer Experience Consultant

Customer Experience Consultant, Specifii

I can help you get the insight and improve the customer experience. Get strategies from neuroscience, psychology and rhetoric to create innovative UX, help customers achieve their goals, improve the customer experience.

Experienced in:
» Customer and User Experience expert
» Customer journeys
» Persuasive Design
» Personas
» Customer and User insight
» Customer engagement

Work Experience: Specifii, University of Copenhagen, Telenor DK

Sharon Chen

Sharon Chen

UX Designer

UX Designer at Unity

I am a designer who is looking to be part of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on creating human-centered design services.

Work experience: Momondo, Bloomberg News, Viggle Inc



Join us as Mentor

We at Power Intern are always looking for experienced professionals to mentor our interns and guide our startups.

Our network of mentors come from the top design teams! We already have over 10 amazing mentors available across the design industry.



Are you an experienced designer working in the tech space and want to give back by being a mentor for a “green” designer throughout an internship at a startup? Then this training session is for you.
We will prep you so you feel comfortable filling out the shoes of being a mentor.

To participate you need to sign up as a mentor on our website so we know what skill set you have and where your interest lies. (don’t worry it is only 4 short questions)

NOTE: You won’t necessarily become a mentor straight away, for us it’s important to make a great match and if your schedule is crazy at the moment we respect that.

Because the session is only an hour there’ll be some fruit but not actual food.



  • Personal introduction round
  • You’ll get a presentation of Power Intern
  • The Mentor Role
  • The Startup Context
  • Exercise: A startups actual needs
  • The Interns Role and Goals
  • Pilot Program walk through
  • Exercise: Internship Scenarios
  • The Responsibility


This workshop should give you insights into what a mentorship requires from you, what to expect from the startup and intern, and how to deal with problematics.

2nd May, 2018
6pm til 7pm (ish)

16th May, 2018
6pm till 7pm (ish)

31st May, 2018
6pm till 7pm (ish)