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 $75,000 for the year. The SVIP helps to arrange for US work visas and provides a flight to San Francisco and a return flight , as well as accommodation through the SVIP house. 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.
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.