What is Rockaway Academy and why do we offer it?
- We offer paid internships to aspiring students. Have you ever wondered what would be like to work for a technology investment firm? Well, you're in the right place.
- We want to cultivate the prospects of our business and our future colleagues.
- We can help you grow and learn and you can help us see things from a new perspective.
Who are we looking for?
- Ambitious students from top universities in the region.
- High-fliers who are not afraid to try new things and dive in head first.
- Motivated learners with a growth-oriented mindset and passion for technology.
(An ideal profile would be that of a student finishing her/his third or fourth year at university, having relevant work experience and having spent time abroad, and able to work at least two days a week. Do you think you fit the bill? Submit your application and we'll take a closer look.)
What we offer
You can expect to gain substantial experience from your internship at Rockaway. From Day 1, you will work with us on exciting projects, from assessing venture investments and defining strategies for portfolio start-ups, to building a modern e-commerce platform.
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." You will not be like Jack. You will not just sit in an office. We will show you where and how the magic happens: from e-commerce to start-up tech floors. You can expect to join us when we have a party. You are in for quite a ride.
Possibility of cooperation
We are very excited about attracting young talent and offering people an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and stimulating environment, where they can grow both professionally and personally. If all goes well and it is evident that you are a good fit at Rockaway, we would be happy to make you an offer to continue your journey with us.
- When it comes to business, we know what we're talking about – over the past several years, we have achieved a lot and have grown into a leading strategic internet investor in the region.
- We believe in quality. We identify value drivers in everything we do. We don't do things "just because". We work effectively and with purpose.
- We are a young yet highly professional and motivated team, and we value individuality and promote an open and vibrant company culture.
An experienced team will look after the interns:
The people who will set your daily agenda can be from all parts of Rockaway – from the Venture Capital division to teams working directly in our portfolio companies.
You can be sure that we will share with you our know-how from specific areas of our business, giving you insight into everything that we do.
How will it look?
Apply and get acquainted with us
Send us your CV and if it looks like you'll a good fit for our team, we'll contact you soon.
Show us how you think
We will give you access to online simulation-based talent assessment, which will test your strengths and weaknesses. We will go through everything and...
We’ll let you know
We will contact you with an offer (or with feedback on what worked and what can be improved).
We’ll take you on board
Your internship will start. During the first week, you will get a feel for how we run our businesses and start getting involved in particular projects.
We’ll work until we drop
The internship will last from three to 12 months – its actual length depends on how satisfied both you and we are. We will take you under our wing and show you our way of doing business. You will be helped by highly experienced colleagues throughout your journey.
Your internship will end, but our relationship won't
Whether we offer you long-term cooperation or go our separate ways, the experience that you will have gained will stay with you and will propel your growth further.
Let’s get started with your CV
We will carefully read and evaluate each application. If we feel like we can help each other, we will reply to you with the link to the simulation. You have nothing to lose.
Please note that the company to which you’re applying using this online form (let’s call it the “Relevant Company”) stores some of your personal data so that its representatives can contact you and assess if you’ll be the right fit for each other. Please read the Data Protection Memorandum to find out more about how your data is treated.
Even if you and the Relevant Company didn’t end up working together this time round, we’d be happy to stay in touch in the future. If that’s how you feel as well, you can (but by no means have to) permit the Relevant Company to hold on to your details and use them to this end in the future:
You may withdraw any of your consents at any time – just follow the instructions stated in the job ad above. Remember that taking your consent back doesn’t make any processing performed based on such consent before you withdrew it unlawful.
Once you submit this application, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail including an overview of the consent(s) you gave the Relevant Company (if any), as well as the full Data Protection Memorandum – just to keep things organized. Should you ever want to withdraw any of your consents or exercise any other right in connection with your personal data, just let us know – you’ll find the right contact address in the job ad above.
Hall of Fame
Albert Krištof University of Economics, Prague
When I come into a firm that is doing such great things, I soon find out just how much I don’t know. I am surprised by the level of detail at which you have to work in order to understand how the business operates. It occurs to you that you still have a lot to learn and that motivates you – you just need to jump in and get going. You have to get your hands dirty, because otherwise you won’t get anything out of it. I would definitely do it again.
Michaela Kulíšková Charles University in Prague
I expected a strict environment and emphasis on performance, but I discovered something completely different. I found a firm without pretensions; it is very friendly, which makes it unique. You get to experience various things. I worked with perhaps absolutely everyone from travel to finance. I learned so much that I have the impression that this internship was invaluable.
Jakub Losenický Stockholm School of Economics
I definitely got what I expected, and actually much more. The most important thing I learned was to find the courage to do things on my own. Not to wait for someone to assign me something or suggest something to me, but to simply set my own task and find a way to bring it to a successful conclusion. Don’t expect anyone to lead you by the hand.
Anh Hoang University of Economics, Prague
I would definitely do the internship again, especially because of the people I got to know here. Furthermore, I was frequently in personal contact with the top management and practiced a lot of things on major projects, which was perhaps the greatest added value that I could get. This was not my first internship, but it was definitely the most open, personal and amiable.