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.
Our partner companies make a range of software products; from enterprise software to consumer offerings and even tools for developers. We aim to place each SVIP participant in a small to medium sized company where you will gain hands-on experience of day to day life in a Silicon Valley startup. This can sometimes mean that shoes in the office are optional and high-level meetings are conducted over a game of ping pong. In Silicon Valley, companies are agile and move quickly. You may even get to be a part of a real Silicon Valley success story; we’ve had SVIPers see their companies IPO, go through high profile acquisitions and of course, pivot.