The Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth Bay Area Internship is an intense 2-month summer internship for outstanding I-CCEW Alumni, those who have successfully completed a semester-long project. The first Bay Area Internship took place in 2012 and was created to start a channel for talent and intellectual property to flow between Oklahoma and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Silicon Valley. Through the Bay Area Internship program, I-CCEW has built relationships with Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, in Livermore, CA, where Interns have done impactful work on early-stage technology commercialization projects.
In addition to being an outstanding experiential learning program for I-CCEW alums, the Bay Area internship provides professional development and networking experiences that OU students would not get otherwise. I-CCEW's network of alumni and friends in the Bay Area opens up opportunities for Bay Area Interns to visit companies such Google, Salesforce, and Lockheed Martin and build relationships with the top tech companies in the Valley.