SIP20 team selected – 4/22/20
SIP20 team selected
By Timothy Loew, Executive Director
Since 2012, applications to our annual Summer Innovation Program (SIP) have grown year over year in terms of quality, geographic reach, major, and diversity. This time around we received applications from 371 undergraduate and graduate students representing 98 colleges and universities from around the world making it our most competitive year ever.
Choosing only 25 as interns was very challenging, especially this year. After many long hours of discussion, we selected a really talented group. This summer’s SIP20 team will be made up of interns from 15 institutions including Becker College, Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Clark University, Framingham State University, Lesley University, Northeastern University, RISD, RIT, Temple University, Tufts University, Wellesley College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and WPI.
SIP20 begins on May 26 and concludes on August 14. Over those 11 weeks or so, with guidance from staff and industry mentors, SIP20 teams will be responsible for all the work necessary to prepare a game for launch. Simply put, there is no internship program like it in the world.
Unlike prior years, there’s a pandemic on so SIP20 interns will work remotely. The world may be a bit messy right now but we are adjusting to create the best program and greatest experience ever – and we can’t wait to get started.
* In addition to the above, we were able to support another team, SIPD, thanks to UMass Dartmouth.