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Internship Rating (Avg): 5.00 out of 5
17 Intern Reviews
Avg Google Intern Salary: $28.22 per hour
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Google Internship Program Information

Google offers a wide variety of internships in multiple locations. The majority of summer internships are located in Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters and take place in Google's sales of engineering departments. All Google internships are paid positions.

Internship Perks

Google is consistently noticed as one of the best places to work in the world. Interns receive many of the same amazing benefits of full time employs. Google interns also get to see and work on some of the world's most interesting opportunities.

About Google

Google now offers internship opportunities throughout the year. If you are studying Computer Science or a related technical major, Google offers opportunities in a number of Engineering and Product Management groups. If you are studying Psychology or Art History, don't let that arts degree keep you from applying to Google. Google also has internships in many non-technical fields – including Finance, Marketing, and Sales. *

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20 Google Intern Salaries
BOLD Intern: $23/hour
Software Engineer Intern: $38/hour
MBA Business Development Intern: $40/hour
BOLD Summer Intern: $21/hour
Online Sales and Operations Intern: $22/hour
Software Engineering Intern: $37/hour
Software Engineering Intern: $35/hour
Software Engineering Intern: $38/hour
BOLD Summer Intern : $20/hour
Software Engineering Intern: $38/hour
Software Development Intern: $37/hour
Sales & Operations Intern: $21/hour
Google Media Sales Intern: $21/hour
Finance Intern: $26/hour
HR Intern: $22/hour
Product Intern: $24/hour
Product Intern: $23/hour
Software Engineer Intern: $6,200/month
HR Intern: $22/hour
Development Intern: $1,300/week
17 Google reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Outstanding experience"
Position: Product Management Intern
Location: New York
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 9/22/2013
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Pros:

Google's product mgmt track is one of the best roles to have after school. Learned a ton and clearly the Google perks are terrific.

Cons:

None.

Interview Questions & Process:

Online app (or university recruiter). Phone screen. Fairly straightforward interview questions.

Advice for other students:

High GPA. If Google recruits on your campus, be there. Get into mobile.
 
"Inspiring, Challenging and fun"
Position: Software Engineer Intern
Location: Mountain View
Pay: $38/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 9/24/2012
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Pros:

Very challenging and learned a lot from incredibly interesting and smart engineers. You are given a LOT of trust to do your work.

Cons:

Very big company. Not much freedom to meet with higher ranking executives or manager.

Advice for other students:

Study hard for interviews with practice questions.
 
"Worked with product & engineering teams on new product efforts"
Position: MBA Business Development Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $40/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/8/2012
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Pros:

Intelligence.
Googleplex.
Smart engineers.
Google TV and Picasa.
Evaluated potential partners.
Perks are pretty good.

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

Be prepared for the interview. The process was very competitive at my bschool.
 
"Google provides to coolest internship experience in the world"
Position: Online Sales and Operations Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $22/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/29/2012
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Pros:

I interned within Google's Online Sales and Operations Division.
- Google is open to ideas, even from interns.
- Freedom to accomplish passion projects.
- Perks.
- Events.

Cons:

Nope.

Advice for other students:

Google likes people that are passionate about their products.
 
"Cloud computing project at Google"
Position: Software Engineering Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $37/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/22/2012
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Pros:

- Friendly people.
- Really connect with other interns.
- Very smart and driven engineers.
- Actual code.
- I worked on an unannounced cloud computing project that was fascinating and challenging.
- Typical Google stuff - speakers, food, events, etc.

Cons:

I think the famous 20% time is getting cut down.

Advice for other students:

Google to me felt like a startup.
 
"Google is an incredible company "
Position: Software Engineering Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $35/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/22/2012
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Pros:

- I worked on the WebMaster tools team and really enjoyed it.
- Engineering is core.
- Organized with events.
- Pay.

Cons:

It's different than the startup route.

Advice for other students:

Don't get intimidated by the interview process.
 
"Google+ Framework, great internship program"
Position: Software Engineering Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $38/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/21/2012
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Pros:

- Smart engineers.
- Intern events, speakers, etc - it's a well organized internship program.
- Engineering comes first.
- Campus, food, etc (all the things you read about).
- Most importantly: the work.

Cons:

nothing

Advice for other students:

Google still has the best engineering internship in the world. I loved it and to work on Google+ was incredible.
 
"Adsense team as part of Google's BOLD progam"
Position: Sales & Operations Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $21/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/15/2012
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Pros:

- The Google campus is incredible. There is literally a beach volleyball court out there.
- People were driven, smart, and down to earth.
- Boss.
- Adsense team was open to my suggestions, allowed me to participate in all meetings, and I really enjoyed putting together some models for them.
- Still keep in touch with other interns.
- Intern presentation to AdSense director.

Cons:

no drawbacks

Advice for other students:

Google gets over 4,000 applications for this internship program alone. And, I think there was about 80-90 of us there over the summer. So my advice, is to take a risk and find a way to stand out.
 
"Inside look at the display media space"
Position: Google Media Sales Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $21/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/10/2012
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Pros:

- It's Google.
- Free drinks and snacks.
- On the resume, it will get you an entry level interview anywhere.
- I supported the display team and learned a ton about the display advertising space (rapid change).
- They have boards in the Google building lobbies that have live seaches, pretty cool. For some reason, I loved this :).

Cons:

- Intimidated by how intelligent co-workers were.

Advice for other students:

- Non-engineering interviews aren't that scary.
- Be prepared to talk about your favorite Google product and why.
 
"Has a blast interning in the mergers and acquisitions group"
Position: Finance Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $26/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 12/2/2011
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Pros:

- Google events.
- Everybody in the company is intelligent.
- Interesting YouTube partnership strategy project.
- Development models for Enterprise Sales Finance.
- Exposure to Search, Maps, and Apps lines of Google's business.
- Company and intern events.
- Free drinks.
- Googleplex.
- Diversity of co-workers and co-interns backgrounds.

Cons:

none, this was outstanding.

Advice for other students:

- Know pivot tables.
- Know Google's product line.
- Be passionate.
- Interviews aren't that bad. Although I heard the engineering interviews are more intense.
 
"Awesomeness in 11 Weeks"
Location: Mountain View, CA
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 11/13/2011
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"Incredible experience within Google's human relationsteam"
Position: HR Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $22/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 8/24/2011
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Pros:

Sure, there is the stuff you would expect from Google: amazing office, free snacks/drinks, great perks in general - but the main takeaway from this internship is the people and the actual work. Everybody at Google is smart and passionate. I love that. My internship role at Google involved onboarding technology candidates. I'm one of those odd nerds that loves HR and thinks culture is important. Google is a dream job for me. My managers and team were also willing to take the time to teach me, I really appreciated that. Overall, I my expectations for an internship at Google where high and they were exceeded.

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

My advice is during the interview and on the cover letter, show passion for Google individual products. Also, be yourself, I think Google really values humor/candor.
 
"Part of Google's BOLD internship program"
Position: Product Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $24/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 8/24/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Googleplex is amazing.
- Free snacks, drinks, and coffee.
- Part of the BOLD program which was an incredible opportunity.
- GoogleService project where I helped build a inner-city hangout.
- Loved my Google team: Global Communications & Public Affairs apps and enterprise team. This was a friendly and highly intelligent group.
- Worked on a Google+ project.
- Weekly workshops and skill building seminars.

Cons:

Nothing is wrong with the BOLD program.

Advice for other students:

GPA matters to Google. Also, if you have a minority background, look into Google's BOLD program.
 
"Able to work on Google products that everybody uses"
Position: Product Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $23/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 5/18/2011
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Pros:

- Diversity of people and other interns was amazing. It's exciting to have so many smart and interesting people in one place.
- I worked on the Google Maps and Google Calendar product teams. Really neat to see how everything works.
- The office, or "campus" as they say, was pretty spectacular. Great food, etc, etc.
- Intern events were well organized.

Cons:

Nothing, it was amazing.

Advice for other students:

Keep the GPA high. Interviews aren't too bad unless you are applying for engineering roles.
 
"Paradise for technologists, must intern here"
Position: Software Engineer Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $6,200/month
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 4/20/2011
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Pros:

- Talented people.
- Amazing projects. Truly feel like you are changing the world.
- Food and campus are amazing.

Cons:

I should have lived closer to Google to eliminate commute.

Advice for other students:

Work on your own project and be able to talk through google products you love.
 
"yes, it is as outstanding as it sounds."
Position: HR Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $22/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 3/25/2011
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Pros:

- Google treats interns very well.
- Campus (offices) is amazing. Food is incredible, free snacks, etc.
- Work is project based and they make sure that you get to see different parts of the company. They hire lots of university students/grads, so these systems are routine for them.

Cons:

nothing.

Advice for other students:

Expect pretty simple interview questions like: what is your favorite Google product?
 
"Nerf guns were fun and all, but the overall work experience was better."
Position: Development Intern
Location: Mountain View, CA
Pay: $1,300/week
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/28/2011
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Pros:

I interned at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA. The environment is really fun and productive - my own office had objects like cell phones dangling from the ceiling as well as a whole bunch of Nerf guns lying around that programmers turned to for afternoon amusement. Newman worked
Interns have access to nearly everything that full-time employees do, including free cafes, mini-kitchens, a pool, a gym, a basketball court, soccer fields and company-wide social and professional events, as well as recreational classes ranging from ballet and salsa to yoga and running.

Cons:

Some of the major tech companies pay their interns more.

Advice for other students:

Take advantage and enjoy the various intern-only social events, such as restaurant outings, an amusement park trip and a boat cruise in the San Francisco Bay. Also, Google want to hire as many of their interns as possible – so if you get an internship, you have a good shot at an entry level job.
 
 
 

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