Google Interns have it pretty good compared to most intern positions that are available for students and recent graduates. In fact, a paid internship can be rather difficult to find, let alone one you like!
“On average, interns there [at Google] are paid $5,800 monthly, while specialized software engineer interns make as much as $6,700 per month, according to the job-rating website Glassdoor.”
Google internships can range from positions in as sales and marketing all the way through software engineers.
While many internship positions seem to be really more grunt work then actual full time work, that is not the case with Google.
CNN said that “they (interns) are expected to commit to at least three months of full-time work, meaning that most tech interns will get paid about $20,000 during their stint.”
Scott Dobroski, a corporate communications manager at Glassdoor stated, “Actually, it’s not that surprising that interns at a company like Google are getting paid so handsomely.”
Of course the pay isn’t the only perk of being a Google intern! CBS Pittsburgh‘s Susan Koeppen went into Google and interviewed two of the current interns.
Kyle Ewing, the head of global staffing programs for Google was asked by Koeppen how many applicants for internship positions actually get a spot in the company, and Ewing responded with:
“This year was our biggest internship class to date, we’ve got over 1,500 interns across North America. You’ve met some of those interns (during an interview with two current interns) in Pittsburgh today. We had 40,000 applications for those spots, so quite a lot of interest.”
In related news, Google isn’t the only company that pays their interns big bucks.
“Software engineer interns at Microsoft and Amazon are also paid more than $5,500 monthly. Research interns at Microsoft are paid even more ($7,000 a month), according to Glassdoor which compiles self-reported information from employees and interns.”
While Google interns make quite a bit, they also report that the work environment is a key reason as to why they enjoy their experiences. Sometimes it’s not about what you make but about what you learn, which is the purpose of the interning experience!
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