Internship Program in Silicon Valley
What is the Silicon Valley Internship Program？
- Stay in Silicon Valley for 2 weeks and develop a system through communicationwith local engineers; visit local companies or universities.
- The main activities will be conducted at Hacker Dojo, a cooperating office in Silicon Valley for entrepreneurs to develop ideas.
- Lectures and instruction will be given by people who have long-time entrepreneurial/development experience in Silicon Valley.
- Experience can be gained in all stages: procurement of parts, product development, product presentation to venture capitalists, and so on.
What is purpose of the internship？
- Learning about the world's cutting-edge technological developments
- Experiencing a global development atmosphere
- Networking with top engineers in the IT field
- Experiencing and understanding the entrepreneurship culture in Silicon Valley
- Knowing global needs, you can develop new products and services from a global point of view in the future
- Applicants：8~10 students per year from the University of Aizu（undergraduate and graduate school）
- Time period：2 weeks in August or September
- Location： Hacker Dojo 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043
- Lecturers： People who live and work in Silicon Valley for many years, and have rich experience in internship programs in Silicon Valley, as well as some faculty members of the University of Aizu
- Internship content： Prototyping by integrating software and hardware, by understanding Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, attending "Meetup" meetings, presentations, and visiting start-up & venture companies.
- Financial Support： Flights and tuition will be covered by the University of Aizu. Food and living expenses, insurance fees, etc. will be covered by students. (There may be changes. The details will be decided and announced later.)
Period： Sept. 13 ~ 27, 2015
①Developing IoT prototype systems and doing product presentations
②Communication with local engineers
③Visiting Stanford University, local start-up and local venture capital companies
④ Investigating and discovering the spirit of Silicon Valley, and making connections with many visitors/creators there
2015 Internship Photos
Attending a "Meetup" Meeting
Making a Final Presentation