Please note that applications for this program will be considered for multiple functions
and locations across the United States. After the application period closes, selected
candidates will be asked to complete a supplemental form where they can express location
and functional areas of interest. Timeline
- Applications: August 12, 2019 (9am PST) - August 16th, 2019 (6pm PST)
- Interviews: October 2019 through April 2020, on a rolling basis.
- Internship: 11 weeks starting in late-May/June 2020
This application is intended for candidates who are eligible for full-time work authorization in the U.S. upon completing their education. For internship opportunities in the location where you are eligible for full-time work authorization, please check google.com/students .
Click on the “Apply” button on this page and provide the required materials in the appropriate sections (PDFs preferred)
To start the application process, you will need an updated CV or résumé and a current unofficial or official transcript in English.
- In the “Résumé Section:” attach an updated CV or résumé.
- In the “Education Section:” attach a current or recent unofficial or official transcript in English.
- Under “Degree Status,” select “Now attending” to upload a transcript.
Based on your background and interests, you will be matched to, interview with, and work on a team for 11 weeks during the summer. You can view a list of example teams below. Interns will be considered for potential full-time opportunities on their host teams based on their internship performance.
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; New York, NY, USA; Redwood City, CA, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Sunnyvale, CA, USA
- Currently in the third year of a full-time BA/BS degree program.
- Ability to complete a 11 week program beginning in May or June 2020
- Authorization to legally work in the United States.
- Passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Analytical skills and an interest in taking on business problems.
- Interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to navigate an ambiguous environment.
- Interest in the technology industry and Google’s business.
About The Job/Program
The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Internship Program is a paid summer internship for rising undergraduate seniors that are interested in business careers in the technology industry and full-time job opportunities at Google. We’ve designed our program to expose historically underrepresented students in this field to career opportunities in the industry and to prepare all entry-level talent to be ambassadors for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their careers. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, including but not limited to Black, Hispanic, Native American, students with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.
BOLD interns are placed on teams across the company in fields of work including but not limited to Sales, Services & Support, GTECH (support and operations), Marketing & Communications, Program Management and People Operations (Google's Human Resources). Their work is core to Google and varies in scope and in length - ranging from the day-to-day work of a full-time Googler to a single long-term project lasting the duration of the internship.
BOLD interns also participate in targeted training and experiences and have the opportunity to take advantage of the learning and development programs and support systems that Google offers. This includes 1:1 mentorship, an exclusive speaker series with company leadership, custom learning and development sessions, and opportunities to create community. We recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are critical components of leadership for all Googlers so we ensure these topics are integrated throughout the summer’s programming.
Our ultimate goal is to bring great talent to Google. All BOLD interns will have the opportunity to be considered for a full-time role at Google.
About The Teams
BOLD interns are placed in teams across the business according to their background and interests. Learn more about our fields of work . Here are just a few teams that interns have joined in the past:
Sales, Services and Support: Turn product innovations into vital client solutions. The backbone of Google’s success, the Account Managers, Consultants, Admins, and Analysts in these roles are all dedicated to client service. Whether negotiating with companies, solving technical challenges for small businesses, or surfacing product ads in just the right place, we develop new business opportunities while increasing the use of our product offerings.
Marketing and Communications: A creative group ranging from event planners and designers to statisticians and analysts, our Marketing and Communications teams live and breathe the motto "users first." Some of us ensure that Google’s voice is as clean and simple as our iconic homepage. Others pitch journalists, develop brand materials, tell compelling stories, and tackle complex business issues. Together, we define how people interact with technology and shape the perception of Google around the globe.
People Operations: Keep Google going and growing. Our People Operations team (known elsewhere as HR) and administrative staff are the curious and creative colleagues that anchor us to our foundations and help us shoot for the moon. The POps team lives by the mantra "find them, grow them, keep them," and is dedicated to staffing, development, and a distinct and inclusive culture. Not just coworkers, we're proud Google colleagues who help our company thrive.
GTECH: Google creates products and services that make the world a better place, and GTECH’s role is to help bring them to life. Our teams of solution-oriented trusted advisors support millions of customers globally. Our solutions are rooted in our technical skill, product expertise, and a thorough understanding of our customers’ complex needs. Whether the answer is a bespoke solution to solve a unique problem, or a new tool that can scale across Google, everything we do aims to ensure our customers benefit from the full potential of Google products.
Finance: Fuel our moonshots by devising innovative solutions to complex problems in forecasting, accounting, compliance, and project management. From advising our product teams to managing day-to-day balance sheets, you’ll help keep our business on track to meet (or, better yet, exceed) our goals.
Google aspires to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that our search engine and tools serve. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. This diversity of our employees and partners serves as the foundation for us to better serve our diverse customers and stakeholders all over the world.
Google is also invested in increasing the pipeline of future computer scientists and software developers, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field. Many aspiring computer scientists could benefit from a program that bridges the gap between academic study and a professional internship. Google wants to inspire these students to continue in the field with such a program.
- Google Interns are given a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to provide a meaningful contribution to their teams. Responsibilities are assigned to interns at the start of the program.