Google Interns Log Valuable On-the-Job Experience
Also making a Google internship unique, they wrote, is that the company's campus is so large that interns can get a bit lost and disoriented, leaving them to identify their locations through a series of strange and unusual points of interest. "The Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. spans over 3.5 million square feet of office space! There are well over 25 different cafeterias, more than 100 micro-kitchens, and seven fitness centers. Just in case interns get lost, there are a number of landmarks that make the campus unique. You never thought you would give someone directions by saying 'turn right at Stan the T-Rex!'" This wasn't the first time that some Googlers took the time to explain a bit more about what it is like to work at Google in an internship. In June, Google took some of the mystery out of its internships through a guide to "7 Kinds of Google Interns You Haven't Heard Of." More information about internships at Google can be found at the company's careers page for students, where internship hopefuls can fill out applications and learn how the process will proceed.Google's internship program is the company's top source for new hires each year. About 1,500 summer interns were hired in 2013, out of a pool of some 40,000 applicants.
Google's internships have been admired by thousands of eager applicants each year because they pay well, offer good fringe benefits, and when completed, look good on resumes of graduating students. Google also runs other programs for finding new talent, including its annual Summer of Code program for students.