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2024 Cohort

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What is the SVIP?

The Silicon Valley Internship Program gives international Software Engineering university graduates (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, each SVIP participant will pick up the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial culture and bring this back to their home community.

Applications close – March 15th!

The Experience

With your Company:

You will be a full-time member of the company’s engineering team.

You will work hand in hand with the company’s teams, directly learning the highs and lows of life in a fast growing technology startup in the beating heart of Silicon Valley.

You will learn programming techniques and organizational structures to deliver commercial code in a high stakes environment.

With the SVIP:

You will learn from prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists through regular Meet the Entrepreneur events.

You will have the opportunity to build a startup from idea to launch through a sequence of weekend-long educational sessions and hackathons where industry experts and mentors will work with you and your teams towards success.

The program culminates with SVIP teams pitching their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

How to Apply

Complete the Application

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!

Take the Online Code Test

Following the written application, you will be required to take a 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 PROGRAM.

Alumni Interview

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!

Startup Partner Companies

Diversity

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.

United Kingdom

Ireland

Spain

Germany

France

Holland

Sweden

Switzerland

Italy

Greece

Romania

Latvia

India

Beijing, China

Taiwan

Japan

Kazakhstan

Uzbekistan

Cyprus

Bulgaria

Poland

Russia

Borneo

Austria

Hungary

Brazil

Malaysia

Singapore

Malta

Czechia

Iceland

Nigeria

Lithuania

Turkey

Kyrgyzstan

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