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About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a public policy business trade organization, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard.

The Leadership Group represents more than 350 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley.


Coordinators will have the opportunity to attend monthly member meetings, signature events and experience first-hand how public policy is developed at the local, state, and federal levels.

In addition, coordinators will assume responsibility for one major project/home-run goal in a selected issue area with the assistance and oversight of a mentor.

Coordinator positions are unpaid; however, they may be used toward school credit if program aligns.


    • High School Seniors, College Freshman – Seniors or graduate students
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite
    • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, reliable and self-motivated
    • Excellent writing and research skills

Time Requirement

    • During Academic Year (September-December or January-May): minimum of 12 hours a week for ~3 months
    • Summer (May-August): minimum of 15 hours a week for ~3 months

    *Please note: As of March 2020, internships are remote and are not held at our San Jose office.

How to Apply


Hear What Past Coordinators Have to Say!

“This summer was one of the most impactful summers of my career. I learned firsthand how a business association works on education policy and the public policy landscape of the Silicon Valley.” – Ian Cavasos, Education Policy Fellow, Summer 2018

“The Leadership Group provides an opportunity to gain insight into public policy, politics and community development through an issue-oriented and collaborative approach. “Interns” here are empowered to pursue opportunities and meaningful work through research, meetings and events.” – Alec Vandenberg, Health Policy Coordinator, Summer 2018

“At the Leadership Group I had the opportunity to work on engaging and important projects, attend interesting events and work with a variety of motivated individuals. I am confident that I will be able to utilize my experiences at the Leadership Group in my future career.” – Rose Cunningham, Govt. Relations Coordinator, Summer 2018

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