Misk Foundation Launches Internship Program in Automotive Engineering for Saudi Students

In partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One, the Misk Foundation launched an internship program in automotive engineering to train fresh graduates and senior students at Virgin Hyperloop One in the United States from June 25 until August 31, 2018.


The Misk/Virgin Hyperloop One Internship Program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s brightest engineers as they develop and build systems for the hyperloop, a new mode of transportation that moves freight and people quickly, safely, on-demand and direct from origin to destination. Students will also enjoy weekly events with the senior management team.


On this occasion, Mr. Josh Giegel, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Virgin Hyperloop One, commented, “We are delighted to build upon our partnership with Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation “Misk” and provide opportunities for young, bright, smart Saudis to learn more about how our cutting-edge technology will transform not only the Kingdom, the Gulf and also the world.”


In the first week of the program, students will enjoy a tour of ‘DevLoop’, Virgin Hyperloop One’s operational full-scale hyperloop test track in Nevada. Once in Los Angeles, students will join the relevant engineering team, and mentors will be assigned to each student for the remainder of the program. After the intensive orientation period, students will work alongside engineers as they complete their tasks and collaborate with other areas of the business. Problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration are all skills students will exceed in, as they will use them every day. Moreover, students will also complete an individual project throughout the program, and present their conclusions to the teams from Misk and Virgin Hyperloop One in the final week. To apply to the internship program and for more information, please visit  misk.org.sa/fellowship


The Misk/Virgin Hyperloop One Internship Program is a Misk and Virgin Hyperloop One initiative to train Saudi youth on technical skills as a new hyperloop system was announced during the Misk Global Forum 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic foundation established by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.