RockawayAcademy

internship programme for students interested in business and technology

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

  • Rockaway experience

    Growth opportunities

    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.

  • Rockaway good times

    Great Experiences

    "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.

  • Rockaway cooperation

    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.

Why Rockaway?

  • 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?

Timeline

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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...

  3. 3

    We’ll let you know

    We will contact you with an offer (or with feedback on what worked and what can be improved).

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

    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.

Shall we?

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.

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Please note that we, ROC services, s.r.o., ID No. 241 53 273, store your identification, contact and professional details (such as your education and work experience), any information relating to your performance during the recruitment process including the information you give us using this form so that our representatives can contact you and assess if we’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 we 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 us 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 fire us an e-mail at gdpr@rocservices.cz. 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 us (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 at gdpr@rocservices.cz.

Contact

Technical troubles? Send your CV here:
academy@rockawaycapital.com

Are you seeking an internship in a different field?
That’s not a problem. Let us know and we’ll come up with an alternative.

Do you want to work with us?
Find out who and what we’re looking for.

Hall of Fame

Radek Kučera

Radek Kučera Mall Group

I was hoping that I would get to work on real projects and not tasks, where someone was trying to check, whether I am able to cram two thousand rows into an Excel sheet within 2 hours. That expectation was more than fulfilled. I have spent 1/2 year at the biggest portfolio company – Mall Group, an E-commerce giant in CEE. I worked directly for the board and key decision makers. I solely led projects that will have a positive impact on MG in the neighbourhood of millions of Euros.

Klára Brabcová

Klára Brabcová Mall TV

I very much appreciated being thrown into the deep end and taught how to swim. My greatest experience was when my boss went away a couple of days after I got here and I had to completely take over for him. I was simply surprised that everyone accepted me as an equal member of the team – I think that one has the opportunity here to engage in work and meetings at a level that would normally not be possible at our age. At the same time, everyone is very supportive, so there is no reason to be afraid of that.

Jakub Čermák

Jakub Čermák FinTech

I spent a day researching the latest payment methods, the next day in meetings with Czech start-up entrepreneurs, the third day calling representatives of German firms so I could help them solve a problem. The work was very diverse. This internship is not for anyone who doesn’t have courage and isn’t prepared to learn new things. The most important thing is that here you feel like a part of the team. You get the impression that the others are counting on you, that you’re not just doing something in the background that you send off to someone and go home.

Jan Kraváček

Jan Kraváček Rockaway Ventures, Rockaway Blockchain

I was most surprised by the tremendous flexibility here. I expected that I would analyse start-ups and present my findings to the more senior members of the team…. And that’s what happened in the first month or two, until the era of blockchain arrived. And that was something completely different than what I had expected. Blockchain is a highly complex field. I learned a lot about it and I greatly enjoyed it. I would gladly do it again ten times over.

Eduard Tisoň

Eduard Tisoň Fundlift

A major advantage of this internship is that you get a position according to your strengths. I have long been interested in finance, so I worked at the start-up Fundlift, which is the biggest investment crowdfunding platform in the Czech Republic. The work there changed a lot from week to week, while the biggest challenge was preparing materials for technically complex projects, such as for a nanotechnology company, where I could describe how it works while first having to understand its operation, which isn’t entirely easy.

Vanda Barátová

Vanda Barátová Techloop, Mall Group, Rockaway Ventures

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.

Maxmilián Palko

Maxmilián Palko Košík, Rockaway Ventures

I started here a year and a half ago at Košík, the online grocery store, and I worked on various projects, from small to large. I was in charge of some of them from start to finish, so I was given responsibility. The work changed basically from one day to the next, more or less, as the projects overlapped and I would work on one and then another and then get back to the first one… It was dynamic and I enjoyed it. I got bored with my previous job, but here? It’s impossible to get bored here.

Pavel Hloušek

Pavel Hloušek Rockaway Ventures

I want to work for a company where I can deal with people who truly know the business, not a firm managed by people somewhere in America whom I will never actually see. This personal dimension was there from the first day – when I came to Ventures, we discussed specifically what I wanted to learn and set up my agenda according to that. I most enjoyed meetings with the founders, when we talked about their start-ups, looked for opportunities and problems and discussed every aspect of their business. My internship gradually evolved, so I learned and was able to take on new tasks.

Albert Krištof

Albert Krištof Mall Group

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

Michaela Kulíšková Rockaway Ventures

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

Jakub Losenický Rockaway Ventures

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

Anh Hoang Mall Group

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.