Google Engineering Practicum Summer Internship, USA

Publish Date: Oct 27, 2015

Deadline: Nov 30, 2015

Engineering Practicum Summer Internship

Before you click the red “Apply Now” button above, please read all application instructions. You will need to complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the application to be considered for the program. Instructions are listed below the job description and will explain how to submit Part 1 (questionnaire) and Part 2 (resume, essay responses and transcript).

Applications are due by November 30, 2015 at 11:59pm PST. Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and will begin reaching out to candidates in October. All hiring will be completed by March 2016. Thank you for your patience while we consider your application.

Are you an aspiring computer scientist interested in developing your technical and professional skills while working on Google products and services? If you are looking for an opportunity that will bridge the gap between academic study and a professional technical internship, then spend your summer interning with our Google Engineering Practicum program.

The Engineering Practicum program is a 12-week developmental opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students with a passion for technology -- especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. During the summer you will work alongside other Practicum interns on a software project, attend skills-based and professional development trainings, and receive mentorship from Google engineers. We will have cohorts across our US offices, allowing you to experience firsthand Google’s unique and innovative office culture.

The program is open to all qualified first and second year undergraduate university students who meet the below criteria. Students must be available for a 12-week internship from May 2016 to August 2016 or June 2016 to September 2016. We are committed to addressing diversity in the technology industry, thus students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented are specifically encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Please remember to submit Part 1 and 2 of the application. If we are missing any items in your application, your application will be considered incomplete and we will not be able to consider your candidacy.

Part 1: Click on the following link to complete the Engineering Practicum Questionnaire -
Part 2: Please click on the red “Apply Now” button on this page to provide the following required materials:

  • In the “Education Section”, a current unofficial or official transcript in English (PDF preferred).

For first-year students, who do not have final grades, please provide a transcript or course list with your current classes. 

  • In the “Resume Section”, an updated resume AND answers to the below essay questions (please upload the resume and essays together as ONE document) in English (PDF preferred)

2016 Eng Practicum Essay Questions (Each essay should be 200 words or less):

  1. 1. What developed your interest in computer science? How will the EP program support your future goals?
  2. 2. Tell us about a time you’ve used your strongest coding language. Please go into detail about your experience using this technical language (for example project, competition, website).
  3. 3. The EP program is committed to increasing diversity within the technology industry. Why do you feel having a diverse workforce is important and what can Google do to further this goal in technology?

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**Due to a high volume of applications, we are unfortunately unable to collect missing pieces of the application.**


  • Work on a 12-week software project that you will develop in a team of Googlers and other Engineering Practicum interns. Enhance your coding with skills-based training; get exposed to new software tools and programming languages.
  • Attend ongoing technical talks by senior Googlers and learn how to enhance your resume, tackle technical interviews, and improve your presentation and communication skills with professional development workshops.
  • Receive mentorship from Google engineers, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.
  • Build important personal networks and friendships with a diverse group of students who share their passion for technology and computer science.
  • Provide exposure to applying your computer science studies in a professional environment.

Minimum qualifications

  • Must be a first-year or second-year student (freshman or sophomore) currently attending a 4-year Bachelor's program, majoring or intending to major in computer science or related technical field.
  • First-year students must have taken one Computer Science course by end of the first semester. (AP or IB Computer Science is acceptable).
  • Must be completing their Bachelor's program between April 2018 and August 2019.
  • Must be attending an undergraduate university in North America or South America.

Preferred qualifications

  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Java, Python, C, or C++.
  • Second-year students should have taken two Computer Science courses.


Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle 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 AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.


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