Saudi Arabia’s MiSK, Virgin Hyperloop One to train engineers

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's Foundation (MiSK) and Virgin Hyperloop One announced on Thursday an internship program for Saudi engineering students in the US from June 25 to Aug. 31.

Josh Giegel, co-founder and chief technology officer at Virgin Hyperloop One said, “We are delighted to build upon our partnership with MiSK and provide opportunities for young, bright, smart Saudis to learn more about how our cutting-edge technology will transform not only the Kingdom, the Gulf and also the world".

The MiSK/Virgin Hyperloop One Internship Program is designed for young leaders in the engineering field to develop their abilities through a comprehensive learning experience at Virgin Hyperloop.

It will provide Saudi engineering students and postgraduates with an opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s brightest engineers as they develop and build systems for the Hyperloop, a new mode of transportation that moves freight and people quickly, safely, on-demand and direct from origin to destination.

Students will also enjoy weekly events with the senior management team.

In the program, the students will enjoy a tour of Devloop, Virgin Hyperloop One’s operational full-scale Hyperloop test track in Nevada.

Moreover, they will join a relevant engineering team and be assigned a mentor for the remainder of the program in Los Angeles. Following an intensive induction and orientation period, students will work alongside engineers as they complete their tasks and collaborate with other areas of the business. Students will complete an individual project through the program, and present conclusions to the teams from MiSK and Virgin Hyperloop One in the final week.

The internship program is a joint initiative by MiSK and Virgin Hyperloop One to train young Saudis on technical skills in the context of the new hyperloop system that was announced during the MiSK Global Forum 2017 in Riyadh.

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