Google Engineering Practicum (EP) program 2018 for undergraduate students

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Application Deadline: November 3, 2017 at 11:59 PST

The Engineering Practicum (EP) 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 including women, Native American, Black, Latino, Veteran and students with disabilities.

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 AdWords 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.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Java, Python, C or C++ or JavaScript.
  • 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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Second-year students that have taken two Computer Science courses.
To apply: Please read the information below before beginning your application. You must submit the following required materials:

  • Resume
  • Responses to five essay questions (see below)
  • Transcript (unofficial or official in English)

Once you have all of your materials, please click on the “Apply Now” button on this page to submit the above required materials in the appropriate sections (PDFs preferred):
1. In the “Resume Section” attach an updated resume and answers to the essay questions (please upload the resume and essays together as one document) in English.
2. In the “Education Section” attach a current unofficial or official transcript in English. (Under “Degree Status,” select “Now attending” to upload a transcript.)
a. For first-year students, who do not have final grades, please provide a transcript or course list with your current classes.

Deadline: Applications are due November 3, 2017 at 11:59 PST

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and it’s in the candidate’s best interest to apply early.
  • First-year students, please note that we will begin reaching out in December to schedule interviews. We still encourage you to apply early.

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; Boulder, CO, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago, IL, USA


For More Information:

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