Immersive Internship Program in San Francisco

Kickstart your career with a CV-boosting international work experience program.

In high-tech hub and global financial centre San Francisco, we offer internships in entrepreneurship, marketing, technology, NGOs and more. Nearby Silicon Valley brims with industry-leading tech companies, making it a magnet for tech-heads.

Getting to your San Francisco work placement is a cinch in such a walkable city with great public transport – including those classic cable cars. Scale the steep streets and you’re rewarded with breath-taking views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

There’s much to relish here – from exotic food trucks, museums and tourist hotspots (hello Alcatraz) to beautiful national parks and wine country.

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What’s Included

What

Career Development

A guaranteed professional internship in your preferred industry

You will get a guaranteed internship in the industry of your choice. We’ll carefully design your Immersive Internship Program so it has the perfect ingredients for your career success. From picking the right role for you within our extensive network of partner firms, to ironing out the details with your internship company.

Immersive workshop

Our workshop includes exercises and activities that will help you thrive in your internship as well as your future career. A typical workshop may include sessions on communication, leadership, personal branding, building confidence etc.

Career coaching and support

Your 1-to-1 career coaching session with our qualified coach will help you understand your strengths and gain clarity on your career plans. Scheduled at your convenience, this will be a fantastic opportunity to review existing aspirations or start future plans afresh.

You will also have access to personal career and interview advice throughout the duration of your program.

Curated calendar of professional networking events

Our local team is constantly on the lookout for professional networking events across the city. Make sure you keep an eye out for our invites – these events will be great opportunities to meet inspiring people and make valuable contacts.

Curated online courses and tools

A range of curated online courses and resources to help your professional and personal development.

Please check out the Career Development section below to find out more.

CV support

A stand-out CV will boost your chances of getting a job you love. We’ll make sure yours is finished to the highest standards and is ready to send out.

Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence

Once you’ve successfully completed the program, your alumnus status will be confirmed with a Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence.

Community & Events

Thriving local community

Excited but nervous about your upcoming adventure? No worries – you will join a local community of existing and new interns, who’ve all been in your shoes. Of course, our incredible local Community Team is always there to make sure you have a great time.

Comprehensive 24/7 local support

Our local team will be on hand to make sure you have the best experience possible, and support you in any challenges that you may face during your program.

Orientation

Take your first day settling in (and get over jetlag for those coming from afar!). You will be invited to a comprehensive orientation on your second day in the country, where we will tell you everything you need to know about the city and what to expect from the program in the coming weeks and months.

Welcome dinner

After the orientation, our welcome dinner will be the perfect opportunity for you to get to know your fellow interns better. Many of our previous interns have made friends for life during their internship programs!

Bi-Weekly community dinner

There will be a community dinner every few weeks to keep you in touch with everyone.

Every few weeks we will get everyone together for a fun evening of catchups and good local food.

Local events and day trips

During the program we’ll run three events, from spectacular cultural sites to amazing cooking classes and food tours. Please check out the Community section below to find out more.

A bustling social calendar of exciting events

We run an active program of events; so when you are free join us and let your inner explorer go wild.

Farewell dinner to celebrate program completion

As your course nears its end, celebrate your achievements with our end of program dinner.

Some extras

Visa support

We get it, applying for a visa can be complicated. But don’t worry, if you need a visa, our team will be on hand to support you throughout the process. Head to our Visa Eligibility page to find out if you need a visa.

Airport transport on arrival

We’ll pick you up when you arrive, and take you to your accommodation.

Beyond welcome bag

A bag of exciting hand-picked goodies.

SIM card (on request)

If you need a country-specific SIM card for your phone, we’ll have it ready for you on arrival.

Career Development

Our carefully designed career development program will equip and empower you, so you can flourish during your internship and beyond.

An intern at her host company International interns at a business workshop Career coaching for an intern Overseas intern taking online courses
An intern at her host company International interns at a business workshop Career coaching for an intern Overseas intern taking online courses

A professional internship

We offer a guaranteed internship in the industry of your choice, with start dates every month, and durations from one to six months.

An internship gives you sound insight into local business practice wherever you are. Plus real-world skills you can use everywhere.

So: ready to learn a LOT and finetune your understanding of US culture? Work experience in San Francisco lets you appreciate the city’s status as a liberal global centre, always open to fresh ways of thinking.

Americans are hard workers who value punctuality and commitment. You’ll find workplaces to be generally welcoming, informal spaces where everyone is encouraged to step up and share their voice.

Immersive workshop

Our workshop is meticulously designed to help you get the most out of your program experience.

Run by inspiring speakers and coaches, our workshop program teems with exciting and useful exercises and sessions that help you hone your skills.

Get ready to come out of the workshop empowered and inspired – both professionally and personally.

Build up your core communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

Work on your personal brand and learn how to build confidence. Discover and harness passions for lasting career success.

Career coaching & support

Our qualified coach will take you through a1-to-1 coaching session. Tailored around you, your coach will walk through the plans, goals, and aspirations for your career. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore who you want to be, both professionally and personally.

You can schedule it around your diary, which is bound to be pretty full, so you can talk about what is most important to you. Do it at the beginning of the program to focus on making the most of the internship. A mid-term session is great if you want to talk about how you’re finding things.Take it towards the end if some self-reflection and forward-planning is in order.

Don’t forget you can get personal career advice and interview tips from our team at any time during the program.

We can also help you perfect your CV and LinkedIn profile, or prepare a professional portfolio.

Online tools and courses

We’ve curated a selection of the very best online tools and resources that will support you in making the most out of your internship experience, and boost your career in general.

A personal development plan toolkit. Online seminars on how to succeed at interviews. Sessions on making an impact, building your personal brand, or developing professional IQ. These are just some of the examples of interesting and useful resources you will have access to.

Community & Events

We want you to feel at home when interning with us. Our Community Teams will help you do just that. They’ll assist you in getting settled in and provide pointers in the right direction, should it be needed.

San Francisco internship community San Francisco interns enjoy welcome dinner Interns at a networking event Interns in San Francisco take a trip to Muir Woods Interns in San Francisco take a tour of the Mission & Castro districts San Francisco Hidden Stairways tour
San Francisco internship community San Francisco interns enjoy welcome dinner Interns at a networking event Interns in San Francisco take a trip to Muir Woods Interns in San Francisco take a tour of the Mission & Castro districts San Francisco Hidden Stairways tour

Your San Francisco Community

Where to start with what San Francisco has to offer? As you’d expect from a city with its cultural history, SF is fast-paced, forward-thinking and welcoming to all. An internship here is an experience worth grabbing with both hands and holding tight.

To help you enjoy the ride, our Community Team and your fellow interns are right beside you to share the highs and tackle any challenges. Got a question about our upcoming city tour? Looking for indie cinemas? Whatever you need, our team’s ready to help 24/7. Which means you can get on with appreciating a full-flavored taste of US life. Immerse yourself!

Welcome Orientation

A full introduction to the program, the city and other interns. The perfect chance to get ready for the transformative few months ahead. There’ll be more dinner invites every few weeks, so keep an eye out.

Networking Opportunities

We’ll invite you to events and networking opportunities in San Francisco. Build up your international contacts and have fun while doing it.

Muir Woods

Refresh your head with this minibus trip around the city, over the bridge to charming Sausalito and ending with a gentle amble through Muir Woods’ ancient trees before dinner.

Mission & Castro

Famous street murals, historic landmarks, the renowned Castro district and rooftop drinks with views that awe. A tour not to be missed!

Hidden Stairways

Step away from the office on this walking tour of San Francisco’s gorgeous hidden stairways. You’ll glimpse neighborhoods off the beaten track and unusual perspectives of the stunning city you’re getting to know.

Your San Francisco
program at a glance

See what awaits you – here’s a snapshot of what it’s like to intern in San Francisco based on a typical 6-week program.

Intern during her first few days in San Francisco

Weeks 1 & 2

Ready, get set… you’ve flown in over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and now San Francisco is yours to savor… Go!

Take a day to soak up those Californian vibes and settle into your new home for the coming weeks. Then enjoy our welcome dinner with like-minded interns from across the globe, before getting down to the business of living San Fran-style.

Your head’s bound to buzz during the first few days – so much to learn about your new workplace and colleagues. Unwind by exploring the abundance of cuisines, neighborhoods and cultural gems beyond the office with our Community Team.

To begin with, you’ll be laser-focused on getting to grips with work. To help you make a smooth start, our Business Workshop offers a ream of practical tools and useful insights to get – and keep – you on track.

And there’s plenty to look forward to… like discovering San Francisco’s colorful hidden stairways on our special tour.

San Francisco internship host companies

Weeks 3 & 4

You’re in the swing by now, so it’s the ideal time to discuss your progress with your manager.

And there are ‘meet-ups’ in multiple industries all over SF – it’s a fun way to chat and network with experienced professionals.

In a city this vibrant, each day brings a fresh discovery – an awesome lunch spot, a niche gallery.Our upcoming day trip to Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Alcatraz let you see some of Bay area’s big attractions in one day – don’t miss it!

San Francisco interns exploring the city

Weeks 5 & 6

By now you’ll be a hardy hill-climber and uber-discerning coffee drinker, just like an SF native. And your internship may be expanding your thinking and ambitions in ways you didn’t expect.

That’s why now’s the right time for a 1-to-1 coaching session. You get to explore what comes next, career-wise. Talk through your strengths and challenges with a professional coach to help define your personal goals – and how to reach them.

And don’t forget to join our walking adventure so you can admire stunning artist murals and drop by the legendary Castro district. All topped off by a special farewell dinner to bring your San Francisco sojourn to a memorable close…

San Francisco
Program Costs

Our guarantee: In the highly unlikely event that we’re unable to find you a role within your chosen industries, you will receive a full refund of any program payments made.

Already in the USA? US nationals are eligible for a $500 discount. If eligible, we will discuss with you during your admissions call.

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Length of Program

8 weeks

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Pay in full discount
In order to qualify for the discount, you’ll need to make your payment in full within 7 days of your program offer.
Less than 7 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of being accepted to the program.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable at least 4 weeks before your start date.

7 – 10 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

11 – 14 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 60% of the total program fee, payable within 8 weeks of your program offer.

15+ weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 8 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 3: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 12 weeks of your program offer.

Living in San Francisco as a Student and Young Professional

“San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.”
- Robert Redford

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