If you've ever wanted to land your dream job at Google, an internship is the perfect way to get your foot in the door. Better still, Google pays many of its interns generous salaries, with compensation equivalent to over $100k not uncommon for these roles at the tech giant. If angling for a low stress job just isn't your style, read on as we explain how to apply for Google's 2024 internships and highlight some of the best ones starting next summer.
One thing you need to know right away is that there's a mid-December application deadline for many of Google's most coveted internships that start next year. The exact specification of each program differs, but in general you're looking at working for Google for 12 weeks over summer 2024.
Beyond that, you'll need certain pre-existing qualifications if you want to get a gig at Google – we'll explain more below. For now, here's a look at the best Google internships starting summer 2024 with potential salaries equivalent to $100k or more.
Google Internships 2024: Summer Listings and Pay
If you want to get an internship at Google, chances are it's not all about the money – but it certainly doesn't hurt to see six-figure salaries attached to most of the internet titan's placements.
Note that the salaries listed are the upper end of the pay range and interns are paid the monthly equivalent of the full-time salary they agree, for the duration of the internship (normally 12 weeks, or three months).
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In other words, if you agreed a $100,000 salary, you'd be taking home approximately $8,333 a month, depending on any local taxes that might apply. This is reflected on Glassdoor, where Google intern monthly pay is listed as $6k up to $11k.
Some offer placements for different levels of study, with PhD students earning higher salaries than those studying for a bachelor's or master's degree.
- Technical Program Manager Intern (BS/MS) – up to $103,000
- Hardware Engineering Intern (PhD) – up to $127,000
- Hardware Engineering Intern (BS/MS) – up to $105,000
- User Experience Research Intern (PhD) – up to $125,000
- User Experience Research Intern (MS) – up to $106,000
- Silicon Engineering Intern (BS/MS) – up to $109,000
- Security Engineering Inter (BS/MS) – up to $116,000
- Data Scientist, Research Intern (PhD) – up to $132,000
- Data Scientist, Product Intern (MS) – up to $106,000
- Security Consultant Intern (BS/MS) – up to $116,000
- Software Engineering Intern (PhD) – up to $141,000
You can search even more Google internships, including global programs, at the company's careers website.
Google Internships 2024: Last Date to Apply Deadline
The last date to apply for a summer 2024 internship at Google in the US is fast approaching, with a December 15, 2023 deadline set for most placements.
If you miss that date, all is not lost however.
Google has one internship program, for a PhD Student Researcher, that is accepting applications until June 7, 2024. That role pays up to $141,000 and requires you to be enrolled in a PhD program such as computer science, applied mathematics, or biostatistics.
Is a Google Internship Right for Me?
If there's a common thread that unifies the different internships Google is offering for summer 2024, it's that they're all quite technical roles that require a very specific skillset. Most are related to the field of engineering, whether it's hardware, silicon, software or security. You could be working on any number of projects, from new Google Maps AI features to Google Passkeys.
This means you'll need to be studying in a relevant field, most likely at one of the top universities for your subject (though Google doesn't explicitly state this). It might sound harsh, but with thousands applying for these highly sought after placements, you're probably best investing your time applying elsewhere if you don't tick all of the boxes specified.
For all of the roles listed below, you're able to share your preferred working location. The options include a number of major cities where Google has a presence, from its Mountain View HQ to outposts in Los Angeles, Boston (Cambridge, MA), Portland, Boulder, Pittsburg, Raleigh, Washington, D.C., and New York City. The positions are physical jobs, not remote ones, due to the high level of mentorship that hands-on work that they entail.
How to Apply for a Google Internship
If you think you've got what it takes, then go for it: as well as navigating via one of the listings above, you can also get started applying for a Google internship by creating your profile on its jobs website.
It thinks your whole application will be done and dusted in less than 15 minutes, which obviously doesn't account for agonizing over every last word choice.
Equally, if a Google internship doesn't feel right for you, don't worry: there are loads of great companies offering remote work out there. Focus on finishing your education now and the world can still be your oyster.