Misk/Draper University Training and Internship placements at Silicon Valley companies

  • Location: San Mateo (DraperU Campus) and placements in Silicon Valley

  • Date: 8th of September 2019

  • Duration: 15 weeks

  • Target: Young Saudi innovators, thought leaders and futurists

  • Close date: 1/8/2019


About Draper University

DraperU was started by legendary investor Tim Draper, who invested in companies like Tesla, Skype, Twitch, SpaceX, and Hotmail. DraperU is a school for innovators. We are helping people do the great things they are capable of. Expect to be inspired. To do things you didn’t think were possible. To be fearless. To build a network of friends, mentors and colleagues that you will take with you on your path. 

Overview of the Internship

A 15-week program providing unique learning experiences and placement opportunities in Silicon Valley. MiSK / DraperU Silicon Valley Innovation and Leadership placement program is designed to provide Saudi youth with the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and experts in Silicon Valley. 

For the first 5 weeks, you will go through an intense personal and professional training with leaders from over 20 countries, all of who share your entrepreneurial spirit, passion, creativity, desire to change the world, and grit. You will learn about emerging technologies and their impact on our future, the opportunities and limitations of exponential problem solving and leading and building the change you want to see in the world. At the end of these 5 weeks, you will pitch to a panel of investors.

The next 10 weeks would be spent learning from mentors on the ground through a placement program. 

The first 5 weeks of the program will be rigorous and designed to promote creativity, innovation, leadership and teamwork. Each week will consist of speakers who are all-stars in their fields, workshops and team activities, field trips, mentoring and time to work on your projects. There will be a lot of surprises along the way.

Weeks 6 – 15 will be focused on an internship with a local Bay Area company. Following an induction and orientation period, you will work alongside mentors in these companies as they complete their tasks and collaborate with other areas of the business. Placements will be made in variety of startups, growth companies and post IPO leaders and will be made on the discretion of the companies.  


  • Age 18 to 33
  • Individuals who are passionate about technology and innovation


Close date: 1/8/2019