Summer Internship - Innovation I/O PhD Google 2018, USA



February 28, 2018, 23:59

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Hiring Innovation I/O PhD Summer Internship, Summer 2018

Location: Mountain View or San Francisco 
Timeframe: Summer 2018 (12 weeks or 6 months depending on the role).

Interested candidates, please submit the following to

  • A brief cover letter describing why you are interested in internship and how your research, work, and extracurricular experience will help you fulfill the specific responsibilities listed below (PDF).
  • A resume or CV including current research topics, statistical skills, experience analyzing data, relevant work experience, and recent publications/presentations (PDF).
  • The form on website, including questions about your knowledge and skills related to selection and assessment, statistics, and technical ability.

The Hiring Innovation team is comprised of experts who add science and structure to Google’s hiring process. Google team works on making improvements to the existing hiring process, experimenting with new ways to find the next Nooglers, and assessing how the current process impacts candidates and Googlers. The new intern will take an active role in conducting and utilizing research to improve hiring and will gain hands-on experience in planning for changes to the hiring process.

Two internships available:

  • Scaled Assessment: Starting ASAP - 6 months

You are excited about how assessments can help make for a fair and efficient hiring process. You enjoy equal parts digging into the data and meeting with stakeholders on your work. You will be immersed in developing and validating hiring assessments for a variety of positions at Google using a lot of cool data.

You will get to learn the role that assessments play in a large and complex organization and how science, process, and technology come together to help improve Google's hiring process. In addition, you will learn the inner workings of a large staffing organization and gain experience in how to develop and implement hiring tools for an ever-evolving organization.

  • Research and Insights: Summer 2018 - 12 weeks

You are excited by big research questions. You are a curious, data-driven researcher who is motivated to drive real organizational change. You have skills in data analysis, strong attention to detail, and a passion for creative problem-solving.

You will create research plans and project goals around Google’s business objectives. You will design and execute experiments to improve the efficacy of hiring process and will present your results and recommendations to director-level audiences. And, in the process, you’ll help determine how to hire the next generation of Googlers.

The idea for Gmail began with 1 Googler. Today it has more than 425 million users and counting.

At Google, one Googler can make a huge impact, and it’s no different with new interns--they are key players in daily innovation. As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects core to Google’s business, whether it be Sales, Enterprise, Finance, People Operations (HR), Legal, Trust, and Safety, or Marketing. New interns recruitment team will determine where you fit best based on your CV and the preferences you indicate on the application form.

Internship exposes you to the technology industry, as well as provide opportunities for personal and professional development. From being challenged to collaborating with a team, join Google's team to make an impact. 

Note: duration and the start date of internship vary depending on the position.


  • Work with the Hiring Innovation team to add science and structure to Google’s hiring process through research, experimentation and development of implementation strategies.
  • Use expertise in research design and selection literature to consult on Hiring Innovation projects.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and/or competitiveness of hiring process through research and data analysis. Present results to director-level audience.
  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis (e.g., correlation, regression, factor analysis, t-test, ANOVA, item level analyses) using hiring data.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills regarding how to implement hiring process changes in an organization.


Minimum qualifications:
  • Mid- to advanced-level PhD with completion of 3 years of study, is post-comprehensive exams, but has not completed dissertation (i.e., has not graduated and will not be graduating prior to October 2018); enrolled in a program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Social Psychology, Management or a related field.
  • Experience within statistics (e.g., conducting correlations, regressions, factor analyses, t-tests, ANOVAs), designing, developing, implementing, and analyzing data from experiments.
  • Experience researching or implementing changes to hiring processes in an organization or university.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills related to internal or external consulting, client management, and project management

  • Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively, and especially to succinctly translate technical information for a non-technical audience

  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, SPSS, and/or R

  • Interest in employee selection and applying learnings in an organization.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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February 20, 2018