Application deadline for the Class of 2017-2018 is Friday, January 20th, 2017!
What is SVIP
The SVIP gives newly graduating Software Engineering Students the unique experience of working with hot tech companies in Silicon Valley through a one-year internship. The aim is that through this experience, SVIP interns will bring a little of the Silicon Valley attitude back to the entrepreneurial community back home. Successful applicants are matched with a high growth tech company and work as an integral part of their engineering teams. They are paid a salary of $60,000 for the year. The SVIP helps to arrange for US work visas and provides a return flight to San Francisco, as well as accommodation for the first month. In addition, the SVIP hosts monthly ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ and ‘Hackathon’ events, which take the SVIPers through the company formation process from idea to revenue.
There are 2 groups of candidates who qualify to apply for the SVIP:
The ‘SVIP path’: for Computer Science (or similar) graduates with strong software development skills and entrepreneurial zeal who are EU citizens and have graduated (or will graduate) from a UK university
The ‘Girls in Tech path’: through our partnership with Girls in Tech (GIT) is open to any woman from almost any country (there are a few exceptions for visa processing reasons) with strong software development skills and entrepreneurial zeal who have graduated (or will graduate) from an internationally known university and have working proficiency in English.