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Calling all software grads.
Apply for a 1 year paid
internship in Silicon Valley.

Application deadline for the Class of 2016-2017 has been extended to January 31st, 2016!

How it works

Apply now

Complete the application, where you'll be required to submit your CV, answer a quick coding challenge, and tell us about an interesting project you've worked on. Be sure to make your application stand out - we receive a lot!


If successful, you'll be invited to interview with the SVIP. We'll ask all about your technical passions and entrepreneurial aspirations, before passing you through to interview with Bay Area startups. SVIP will match you with the companies we feel align best with your interests.

Come and work

If you manage to get an offer (well done!), SVIP will guide you through the process of securing a J1 visa, flights, accommodation for the first month, and everything else you need to get up and running in the Bay Area - before shipping out in late August!

What the experience is

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 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.

With the SVIP:

You will learn from prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in monthly ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ interviews.

You will build a company from idea to launch through a sequence of monthly, weekend-long hackathons where industry experts and mentors will work with you and your teams towards success.

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

The best teams will have the opportunity to continue working on ideas as SVIP Entrepreneurs In Residence.


  • Be a graduate of a UK University

  • Be a citizen of the European Union or Switzerland

  • Have graduated in a computer science, software engineering or other STEM degree which included a significant amount of software development experience

  • Be willing to move to the Silicon Valley in California for 1 year

  • Have the desire and proactivity to commit to learning about entrepreneurship and building a business alongside their full time role as a Developer with their Sponsoring Company

  • Application Timeline
    October 2015

    Applications open.

    January 31st 2016

    Applications close.

    February 2016

    SVIP interviews.

    March 2016

    Startup interviews.

    April 2016

    Offers made.

    September 2016

    New SVIP interns arrive in San Francisco.