Google is 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.

With this in mind, Google announces the second year of the Freshman Engineering Practicum internship program for Summer 2012. Current freshmen majoring, or intending to major, in Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering will be selected to participate in the Practicum. This program includes three main components: a software project, skills-based training, and professional development. Freshman Engineering Practicum is only available at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

The program is open to all qualified college freshmen, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of Computer Science. Students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.

Please visit for more information and to apply today! For some insight into the experience of being a Freshman Engineering Practicum intern, check out this blog post featuring Tasha Nesiba, one of last year’s interns.

The deadline to apply is February 5, 2012. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage early applications. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Posted by Jessica Lulovics, University Programs Specialist