Summer Internship @ Dr. Peter Diamandis's Strike Force

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is looking for a talented university student with an exceptional ‘Hacker’ skillset to join him this summer for an out-of-this-world internship experience. This ‘Hacker’ will join Peter’s Strike Force team for the 2019 Summer to rapidly experiment with, iterate on, and prototype solutions to global scale problems using AR/VR/MR, machine learning, mobile apps, and other exponential technologies. Learn more and how to apply here!

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About Dr. Peter H. Diamandis:

Dr. Diamandis is a serial entrepreneur, author, and public speaker who has started companies dedicated to commercial asteroid mining, zero-­gravity flight, and the extension of human longevity. He also began the XPrize Foundation which describes itself as an innovation engine and a facilitator of exponential change and Silicon Valley’s Singularity University.

The Strikeforce team are part 24-7 on-call executive assistants and part entrepreneurs in residence who serve two-year terms shadowing Diamandis while simultaneously working within (or operating their own) revenue-generating units of PHD Ventures. The members gain access to a constant high-bandwidth download of entrepreneurial wisdom. After the program comes to an end, they can choose to become “lifers” -- permanently employed staff members of PHD Ventures -- or go off to start their own entrepreneurial adventures, potentially with direct financial backing from Diamandis. 

The Opportunity: 

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is looking for a talented university student with an exceptional ‘Hacker’ skillset to join him this summer for an out-of-this-world internship experience. This ‘Hacker’ will join Peter’s Strike Force team for the 2019 Summer to rapidly experiment with, iterate on, and prototype solutions to global scale problems using AR/VR/MR, machine learning, mobile apps, and other exponential technologies. Previous Strike Force members have gone on to launch successful companies, including BOLD Capital Partners, a $250MM+ venture capital firm.

The Strike Force Intern team will:

  1. Research and define global-scale problems;

  2. Devise technology-leveraging solutions with an exponential mindset;

  3. Rapidly experiment with, iterate on, and prototype solutions using technologies, such as AR/VR/MR, machine learning, mobile applications, cloud computing, sensors & IoT, and 3D printing.

Through businesses travel, attendance of high-profile meetings, direct mentorship, and work involving ideation, experimentation, and prototyping, this hyper-unique internship position will include working closely with Peter and the core Strike Force team on a daily basis.

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrated experience developing and deploying mobile apps (IOS, Android, Web)

  • Demonstrated experience with rapid prototyping software

  • Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality Development Experience

    • Demonstrated experience producing VR/AR experiences that are viewable on mobile devices and/or AR/VR/MR headsets

    • Working knowledge of AR/VR platforms and devices such as Apple AR Kit; Oculus; HTC Vive; Microsoft Mixed Reality Devices; Vuforia; etc.

  • Knowledge of digital image processing

  • Familiarity with machine learning and experience using computer vision tools

  • Ability to interact with APIs to connect disparate platforms

  • Working knowledge of front end development (HTML5/CSS/ES6 Javascript)

Location: Los Angeles, primarily Culver City

Compensation: Paid internship

Preferred Start date: Monday, June 3rd

Preferred End date: Friday, August 23rd 

Interested?

APPLY HERE and learn more about the position! Tell them Next Gen sent you!

Alex Gordon