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Guide to Internships at Google

Company Description

Google is one of the largest tech companies. Google first started off as a search engine, but has fastly grown into other industries such as the cloud computing, advertising analytics, and more. Some of Google’s successful products include Google Maps, Gmail, Google Chrome, and Google Drive.


  • Industry: Internet
  • Founded: 1998
  • Type: Parent Company Alphabet, Publicly Traded
  • Headquarters: 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
  • Company Size: 50,000+ Employees
  • Average Employee Age: 29
  • Tech Stack: C++, C, Java, Go

How to get an interview?

  • Apply Online
  • Career Fairs: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of California Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles
  • Employee Referral

Internship Overview

  • Application Opening: August
  • Internship Locations: Mountain View CA, Chicago IL, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA
  • Internship Length: 12 weeks
  • Housing Stipend: $9000 for the summer
  • Intern Class Size: 1200

Interview Process

  1. 45-minute interviews either in person or on the phone, which covers data structures and algorithms
  2. Another 45 minute interview over the phone or onsite (depends on location). Expect hard Leetcode problems.

Previous Intern Experiences

Software Engineering Intern

  • Rewrite of the new advertiser pipeline
  • Develop a web dashboard that queries large data sets consisting of Feedback reports
  • Design and implement a system that leverages multiple Google Cloud Platform APIs to enable various push-to-deploy scenarios for Google App Engine users (Golang)
  • Work on the Google Voice team to develop telephony routing infrastructure for apps
  • Build a system to detect and provide definitions for specialized vocabulary in books
  • Develop a system to predict the quality of user reviews on the Android Marketplace

Compensation Table

Role Reported Compensation
Software Engineering Intern - Hourly $38