Please note that the application for the 2018 Engineering Practicum program is now closed. Please check back in the Fall of 2018 for information about the 2019 Engineering Practicum Program.
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Los Angeles, CA, USA; Kirkland, WA, USA; Seattle, WA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; Irvine, CA, USA; Cambridge, MA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Chicago, IL, USA
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Engineering Practicum (EP) is a 12-week internship for first and second-year undergraduate students with a passion for computer science. The program has a focus of providing development opportunities to students from historically underrepresented groups in tech through technical training and professional development. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, including but not limited to women, Black, Latinx, Native American, students with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.
Our unique internship offers the opportunity to work on a software project alongside other EP interns and full-time Googlers, and gives you the chance to bridge the gap between academic understanding and practical professional experience.
Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.
Project: Complete a challenging technical project where you’ll get to build solutions and get exposure to immense scale and complexity.
Enrichment: Attend technical talks by Googlers, gain insight into technical interview preparation, learn about Google coding practices and technologies, and develop other skills that will set you up for success.
Mentorship: Receive coaching and mentorship from Google engineers to guide you through your summer experience.
Make Connections: Build personal networks and friendships with a diverse group of students who share your passion for technology.
2018 Eng Practicum Essay Questions: Your essay responses should be combined with your resume to create one PDF attachment—this should be added to the "Resume Section". (Each essay response should be 200 words or less):
1. How were you first introduced to Computer Science? How have you continued to develop your technical skills and sought additional exposure to the field?
2. What is your strongest programming language? How much experience do you have using the language? Go into detail about how you used this technical language. If talking about a group project, be specific about your role in the final product. (Examples can include projects, coursework, competitions, websites, previous internships, etc.)
3. At Google, we believe that a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. Tell us about your background and experiences and how they make you unique.
4. List the technical courses you'll be taking next semester. If you haven't registered for classes yet, please list the courses you plan on taking.
5. List any clubs and/or organizations that you participate in.
The program is open to qualified first and second-year undergraduate university students who meet the below criteria and we strongly encourage students from historically underrepresented groups, including women, Native American, Black, Latino, Veteran, and students with disabilities, to apply.
Must be a first-year or second-year undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field at a 4-year university in North America, with an anticipated graduation date between April 2020 and August 2021.
First-year students must have taken one college level Computer Science course by end of first semester. (AP or IB Computer Science is acceptable).
Students must be available for a 12-week internship from May 2018 to August 2018 or June 2018 to September 2018.
Second-year students that have taken two Computer Science courses.
At Google, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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