Google EmployAbility Summer Trainee Engineering Program, STEP 2015

Date:

 June - September 2015 (12 weeks)

Location

Various locations across Europe and Israel

Who:

Undergraduate students studying computer science or a related degree subject:

  • currently in the 1st year of a 3 year, a 4 year or a 5 year course
  • or in the 2nd year of a 4 year or a 5 year course

Deadline:

 Midnight Sunday, 15 February 2015

EmployAbility is delighted to be working with Google to offer disabled first or second year students the opportunity to apply for the Summer Trainee Engineering Program (STEP) 2015.

Summer Trainee Engineering Program, STEP - Europe

The area: Intern - Technical

Google is and always will be an engineering company. They hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle 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.

Additional Role Description:

Google aspires to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that their search engine and tools serve. They 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. 

Google is invested in increasing the number 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. 

With this in mind, Google announces that the 2015 STEP internships in EMEA is now open to students who will have completed the first year of their university studies by summer of 2015 and are studying computer science or related subjects. This program includes three main components: a software project, skills-based training, and professional development.

This program is open to all qualified University students and is committed to addressing diversity in the company and in the technology industry. Students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply, including women, ethnic minorities and students with disabilities. This summer trainee program includes: 

Software Project: A 12-week development project that you will work on with a team of Googlers and other STEP Interns. Skills-Based Training: Enhance your coding skills; get exposed to new tools and programming languages.

Professional Development: Attend ongoing technical talks by senior Googlers, additionally, learn how to enhance your resume, tackle technical interviews, and improve your presentation skills.

Mentorship: Be matched with a Google engineer, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.

Fun: Social activities, community building and networking. Build a relationship with your peers.

Exposure: A unique glimpse into applying your computer science studies in a professional environment. 
 

Responsibilities:

  • Research, conceive and develop software applications to extend and improve on Google's product offering
  • Contribute to a wide variety of projects utilizing natural language processing, artificial intelligence, data compression, machine learning and search technologies
  • Collaborate on scalability issues involving access to massive amounts of data and information
  • Solve all problems that come your way.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Have completed your first year of undergraduate studies by Summer 2015 and are currently enrolled in a BA/BS program.
  • International students who are currently enrolled at a university within Europe and Israel are eligible to apply. In order to be offered an internship, students will need to provide Google with proof of authorization to work in the relevant country
  • You must be available between June and September 2015
  • Students should have programming experience in either Java, Python, C, or C++.

How to apply

Please click on the “Apply Now” link to start and submit your application. A complete application includes resume, transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and evidence of a website or application you have created . 

Your resume/CV is the employer's very first impression of you. Your CV must be a maximum of 2 pages long and must include in descending order: 1. Education, 2. Work Experience, 3. Any other skills and extra-curricular activities, including any technical project outside of university related to computer science. Please note that Europass CVs will not be accepted.

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the program, please contact Sarah Denness on +44(0)7852 764 684 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk

This programme is now closed for applications.

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