Silicon Valley Innovation Internship

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About the Program

Silicon Valley Innovation Internship is a high-impact, experiential learning opportunity for Lehigh students seeking an integrated, real-world internship experience in entrepreneurship, innovation or social impact. Offered through Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, students in the Innovation Internship participate in a remote, project-based internship with a startup, innovation focused organization in Silicon Valley, or a new venture team working on early-stage technologies with startup potential. The experience will be facilitated through a 3-credit course (BUS 295/495 or Arts 295/495). In addition to a 10 to 15 hour per week internship, flexible to meet individual student schedules, students will participate in a weekly class session to enhance their entrepreneurial learning experience and connect them to business leaders in Silicon Valley. Students will also receive mentorship, group coaching, and career guidance to enhance their personal and professional development. The course is designed for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students across disciplines at Lehigh. Department permission required through an application process.

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Fall 2021 Program Dates

  • May 4, 2021: Applications Due
  • August 23, 2021: Internship and Course Begin
  • November 16, 2021: Internship and Course End
This experience was so different from any other college course I have taken, and I believe it has prepared me for the real world in a very unique and helpful way.
-Silicon Valley Innovation Intern, Fall 2020