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Non-techies are defined by what they lack: programming experience. I, for one, have none. In the little corner of the planet we call the ‘tech startup scene’, this can make you stand out like a sore thumb. When I decided to intern at Klydo, an AI-powered innovation research assistant, I definitely felt apprehensive. Why hire a philosophy graduate for the job? I read Plato, not code.

It didn’t take long to realise that my fears were unfounded. Online you will find a heap of advice on how to nail your internship. Network, network, network. Ask questions. Be professional. Whatever you do, do not spill the coffee! However, I found that much of this simply did not apply to the 9 weeks I spent at Klydo. …

Andrea Villalba