The Silicon Valley Internship Program gives newly graduating Software Engineering Students (and related disciplines) the unique experience of working at a tech company in the San Francisco Bay Area through a one-year paid internship. The aim is that through this experience, SVIP interns will pick up and bring back a little bit of the Silicon Valley culture to the entrepreneurial community at home. Successful candidates are matched with tech companies in the Bay Area and will work as an integral part of their engineering team. Candidates are paid a salary of $80,000 for the year. The SVIP arranges for US work visas, provides flights to and from San Francisco and organises each candidate’s first month of accommodation. In addition to this, The SVIP hosts regular ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ and ‘Hackathon’ events, which take The SVIP participants through the company formation process from idea to revenue.
The SVIP Team is a group of volunteers who want to give back to the entrepreneurial community and create a programme that helps to spread innovation, diversity, and entrepreneurship around the world.
You will be a full-time member of the company’s engineering team.
You will work hand in hand with the company’s teams, learning first-hand the highs and lows of life in a fast growing technology company in the beating heart of Silicon Valley.
You will learn programming techniques and organizational structures to deliver commercial code in a high stakes environment.
You will learn from prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists through regular ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ interviews.
You will have the opportunity to build a company from idea to launch through a sequence of weekend-long educational sessions or hackathons where industry experts and mentors will work with you and your teams towards success.
The programme culminates with SVIP teams pitching their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
You are required to submit your CV, tell us about an interesting technical project you’ve worked on and demonstrate your entrepreneurial drive. Be sure to make your application stand out – we receive a lot!
Following the written application, you will be required to take 2 hour long coding test. This is used to assess your software development skills and will help us to find the best match between you and a sponsoring company.
ANY APPLICATION WHERE THE CODE TEST IS INCOMPLETE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAMME.
If successful in your application, you will be invited to interview with The SVIP. We want to learn about your technical passions and entrepreneurial aspirations!
A global movement across 35+ countries. SVIP brings together a diverse group of engineers from around the world. Our mission is to support diverse technical founders to turn their vision of building a better future into reality by giving them the tools, experiences and network they need to flourish and create social and economic impact in their home countries.