Class of 2017 - Graduation 

                                                                               Class of 2017 - Graduation 

  • The program runs for 10 weeks from June 4 through August 10.  The first day of the internship is Tuesday, June 5. 

  • Mandatory classes at UC Berkeley take place every Friday (entire day)

  • NO COST FOR THE STARTUP other than paying for the students' local transportation (f.inst. Clipper Card, Chariot, Uber, Lyft)

  • J-1 visas are arranged by UC Berkeley

  • The students have full medical coverage

  • Normal working hours, f.inst. 9 to 5 Monday-Thursday

This is the PROCESS if you would like to match up with a Norwegian graduate student as an intern this summer:

  1. Your startup needs to be located close to public transportation and within 1/2 hour commuting distance (public transportation) to Berkeley because the students live at International House at UC Berkeley.

  2. You have to fill in the sign-up sheet.

  3. The profiles of the participating companies as well as the students' contact info are published on this website.

  4. The online matchmaking between the students and the companies is going on right now, and 2/3 or the students have found internships already (mid April).  Matchmaking is when the students and the companies are in direct contact via email, Skype, Facetime, phone etc.  Please note that you need to sign up before you can contact the students

  5. When a student has matched with a company, it is indicated on the website so that you know which students are no longer available.  

  6. There are no obligations if you don't find a match.

  7. Each startup can have max. 2 students.

  8. Questions?  Please contact Lisbeth Smestad

These are quotes from some of our participating companies in 2017:

We had a wonderful experience with our intern this summer. Not only did he do a great and impactful job with his project, but we also really enjoyed sharing our insights into Silicon Valley (and Canadian) culture with him, while learning about the Norwegian culture.
I highly recommend the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship’s internship program.
They also constantly showed initiative, asking how else they could help after finishing projects.
Amazing group of talent looking to break into the entrepreneurial landscape with enthusiasm and effort.

These are some of the companies that have participated in the program in the past, some more than once:

Cellmania, Rosum, MySQL, NeoGuide Systems, Oblix, XDx, Akimbo, Atrua, Nanosolar, Fast Search and Transfer, MailFrontier, Global IP System, Trolltech, Aicent, PeerMe, SearchForce, XenSource, Azureus, Danger, LimeLife, Kosmix,  AlwaysOn, doubleTwist, Dust Networks, Enact Global Consulting, Immi, Kyte, Neurofluidics, San Francisco Science, SuccessMetrics, Sungevity, Vuze, Widgetbox, Wikia, TrustedID, Trickplay, SilverTail Systems, RainStor, Mission Motor Company, MedHelp, LiveFyre, i/o Ventures, Health 2.0, Get Satisfaction, Keas, Aanukaa, Banpil Photonics, BTC Logic, Cenzic, Appcelerator, Creaza, doubleTwist, Intacct, iSentio, MobileTech, Prepay, pvXchange, Scatec, Agari, Appsperse, Boku, Capriza, EnerVault, FanKix, ForgeRock, Location Labs, NirandFar, Nomiku, Panafold, Vungle, WeVideo, Campanja, ClearCare, Empire Magnetics, Fastly, FounderSuite, Instore, August, Mobotap, Montaag, Prezi, ShopSync, Spigot, Talentsocket, wikiHow, YouNoodle, Angel List Syndicate, bSafe, Declara, Two Bright Lights, Vint, Wrapp, OpenROV, Samsung Accelerator, ShoppingPal, Synata, Avalon Battery Corporation, Better World Wireless, ChemiSense, Crowdcurity, Duetto, gThrive, Elliptic Labs, Habit DX, Kickpay, Listrunner, Marker, Mars Institute, Olset, Pantry Retail, Swift Navigation, Vivino, YAY Images, 6SensorLabs, Bento for business, Bloom Technologies. CareDnD, Cirrus Identity,, CRiskCo, Eureka King,,, Flowcast, Flypside, Gantri, GigSurf, Groove Labs, Grush Inc, Hacktivision,, HoloYummy, Lingoland, Litmus Automation, Metadata, Oomnitza Inc., PalleTech, Perch, Pomello, Preplay, QueueDr, Rallyware, Readwrite, Sentio Solutions Inc., ShareRoot, SHOPnCHEF, Staffjoy, Streethacker, Inc., Swift Navigation, volans-i, Wearable World Labs, Web Three, Arka, Ava, Boosted, Bouxtie Inc., Chute Corporation, Crowdbotics, FarmWise, Groove, Insikt, KiraKira, Megacool, Mozio, Nurx, Quiki Inc., SnapEDA, Wake.