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 internship with a startup or innovation focused organization in Silicon Valley. The experience will be facilitated through a 3-credit course (ENGR 196).

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 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.

**Applications will be recieved on a rolling basis, until all seats are filled**

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Fall 2023 Program Timeline

Info Session Date: Wed April 26, 2023 (4:30PM)

Applications open: April 5, 2023

Applications close: May 19, 2023

Internship Matching: July/August 2023

Programs dates: August 28, 2023 - December 1, 2023


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
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Information Sessions

To learn more about the program, register for an information session on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30 PM ET (in-person, BI 107 | New Lehigh Business Innovation Building)
  • Monday, May 1, at 4:30 PM ET (via Zoom)

Sign up for one of our sessions here (virtual participants will receive an email with the Zoom link to register).

Reach out with any questions to Sarah Leedberg, Assistant Director, Innovation Programs at Lehigh@NasdaqCenter at