The Internships in the Valley platform enables you to find internships with tech companies in the Bay Area and experience the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Silicon Valley.
How do I qualify for the platform?
If you’re (almost) a master’s student studying at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences and you have a GPA of >7.5 of your studies in a technical field.
How long does the process take?
On average it will take about three months to get everything in order after you find a host company. The overall duration depends on several factors, the most important ones being your responsiveness as well as communication with your host company. Please feel free to contact us for additional questions and advice for your specific situation.
What will be the duration of the internship?
This depends on the specific internship listing. Internships on a J-1 visa typically last 3 to 12 months.
What kind of visa do I need to be an intern in the US?
You will need to obtain a J-1 visa, which takes up to two months including administrative review time. Plan accordingly!
How much will I earn as an intern?
We advise companies to offer paid internships and to accommodate the costs of living in the Bay Area. How much your monthly compensation will be exactly differs per company.
Do you charge a fee for the program?
No, the Internships in the Valley platform is a nonprofit initiative set up by the Consulate General of the Netherlands to connect US companies with Dutch talent.