Google is the ultimate company one dreams to be a part of while yearning for technology related opportunities. A Multi-National Corporation that has become a household name, Google’s services and products, falling under the category of technology and internet, are likely used by all of us on a daily basis. Fortunately, the company offers a wide range of internships, fellowships, exchange programs, summer camps and other events and programs in an attempt to inculcate eager and enthusiastic student aspirants into its culture. So, Google no further-Here we have concisely curated a bunch of programs that will help you plunge into the organization’s work for building your career or polishing your skills in computer science and technology.

These include:

Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)

About: A platform for students to learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting technologies, and even design and develop their very own application with fellow participants that will be showcased to Googlers.

Eligibility:

Applicants must-

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year BA/BS program in the US (excluding territories) or Canada as of September.
  • Intend to be enrolled at a university in a computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or related area department for the current academic year
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in and motivation for studying computer science.
  • Be able to attend every day of CSSI

Application closes: February

Duration and location: 

  • Atlanta, GA – July 
  • Cambridge, MA – July 
  • Chicago, IL – July 
  • Detroit, MI – July
  • Washington D.C. – July
  • Los Angeles, CA – July
  • Mountain View, CA – July
  • New York City, NY – July
  • Pittsburgh, PA – July
  • Seattle, WA – July
  • Waterloo, ON July

How to apply:

  • Fill out the application with your transcript and short essay responses.
  • Participate in CSSI’s Online Challenge after the general application closes.

To know about this, click here. 

Google Engineering Residency

About: The program combines Computer Science education with hands-on software engineering experience in a supported, closely mentored cohort. Following an industry-focused training period, residents move onto rotations embedded in engineering teams, working on complex programming projects with Google engineers. 

Eligibility:

Minimum qualifications-

  • Completion of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, the related technical field of study or equivalent practical experience, including computer science coursework
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following general-purpose programming languages: C/C++, C# Java, JavaScript, Python, or Go
  • Full-time work authorization in the United States upon completing education. If not a U.S. citizen, residents must be eligible for either a TN visa or OPT.

Application Deadline: March.

Duration: 12-month fixed term role.

Location: Mountain View, CA, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA. New York, NY, USA and Seattle WA, USA.

How to Apply:

The following questions will be asked in your application:

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Do you now, or will you in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status, etc.) to work legally in the United States?

Please check google.com/students for current openings in the location where you are eligible for full-time authorization.

To know more about this, click here. 

Google Summer of Code

About: A three-month coding project for university students with one of more than 200 open source organizations, under the guidance of a mentor. It aims to encourage more students to open source software development.

Eligibility:

Candidates must be-

  • Enrolled in an accredited university program.
  • 18 years or older on the date they register for the program.
  • Not be a resident of a United States embargoed country.
  • Eligible to work in the country in which they reside for the duration of the program.

Application Deadline: February                 

Results announcement: September.

Duration: June – August

Location: Global. Google Summer of Code occurs entirely online.

How to apply:

The following steps must be taken to apply for GSoC:

  • Register as a student in the program on the program site g.co/gsoc between March – April
  • Submit proof of enrolment in an accredited university program
  • Research which organization(s) they wish to apply to (can apply to up to 3)
  • Submit a written proposal through the program site to the organization(s) they are applying to be a student for GSoC between March – April.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Google Summer of Code (Mentors)

About: Open source projects apply to be mentor organizations. Once accepted, organizations discuss possible ideas with students and then decide on the proposals they wish to mentor for the summer. They provide mentors to help guide each student through the program. Existing contributors with the organizations can choose to mentor a student project. Mentors and students work together to determine appropriate milestones and requirements for the summer. Mentor interaction is a vital part of the program.

Eligibility: To be eligible to participate as a mentoring organization, you must be a group running an active free/open-source software project, e.g. BRL-CAD. The project does not need to be a legally incorporated entity. Mentoring organizations must have already produced and released software under an Open Source Initiative approved license and have at least two contributors to serve as organization administrators and/or mentors for the entire program in order to participate in the program.

Application opens: January – February

Duration: June – September.

Location: Global. Google Summer of Code occurs entirely online.

How to apply:

The GSoC program is announced each year on the Google Open Source Blog among other places, and this announcement provides application deadlines for projects. Each organization must apply to participate. Organizations usually have about 2 weeks to apply for the program. Google’s program administrators then select which organizations will participate in that year’s Google Summer of Code. Just send an email to the GSoC mailing list. You can also propose your own project for GSoC.’

To know more about this, click here. 

Google Season of Docs | Electron Blog

Season of Docs

About: A three-month paid program to work closely with an open source community and improve a project’s technical documentation. Learn about open source and new technologies. Add more skills to your resume. 

Eligibility: To participate in the Program, a Technical Writer must be 

  • eighteen (18) years of age or older upon registration for the Program;
  • not be a resident of a United States embargoed country;
  • for the duration of the Program, be eligible to work in the country in which he or she resides; and
  • not be an Organization Administrator or Mentor in the Program.

How to Apply: Technical Writers who wish to apply for acceptance in the Program must:

  • accept the terms of the Technical Writer Participant Agreement, and
  • submit a Project Proposal.

Duration: September- December

To know more about Season of Docs, click here.

STEP (Student Training in Engineering Program)

About: A 12-week internship for undergraduate students with a passion for computer science. The internship program has a focus of providing development opportunities to students from groups historically underrepresented in tech, through technical training and professional development.

Eligibility: Varies by country

Applicants must-

  • Be a first-year or second-year undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • Have programming experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript or Python.
  • Have taken one college-level Computer Science course by the end of the first semester if in the first year. (AP or IB Computer Science is acceptable).

Application for 2021: Fall 2020

Duration: 12-week internship from May to August or June to September.

Location: London, UK; Zürich, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Dublin, Ireland, Sydney and many more.

How to apply:

For the application process, you will need an updated CV or resume and a current unofficial or official transcript in English. Provide the required materials in the appropriate sections after applying from the site (PDFs preferred):

  • In the “Resume Section:” attach an updated CV or resume
  • In the “Education Section:” attach a current or recent unofficial or official transcript in English.
  • Under “Degree Status,” select “Now attending” to upload a transcript.

To know more about this, click here .

Developer Student Clubs Leads

About: Developer Student Club Leads are passionate leaders at their university who are dedicated to helping their peers learn and connect. Google collaborates with DSC Leads who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate university degree once a year and supports them as they start to grow their on-campus community.

Eligibility:

Candidates must-

  • Have a minimum of two years left until graduation
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college or university
  • Commit to the program for one year
  • Be Passionate about creating an impact in the community
  • Have a strong technical understanding of computer programming and/or software engineering
  • Have experience with event planning or leading a team
  • Have some connection to the local developer community
  • Host a meetup event ideally once a month, or at least every 3 months.

Application: April- May.

Duration: Not specified, varies.

Location: Developer Student Clubs are now in 68+ countries with 860+ groups.

How to apply:

Applicants should-

  • See if there’s a current Developer Student Club on their campus or nearby. Reach out and learn about their experience.  
  • When the DSC Lead interest form is live, connect with them on the official site. The ‘Become a DSC Lead’ Form includes questions that will help Google understand you as a developer and a leader in your community. Other than filling out the personal and educational details, you have to record a video of 60 seconds of you facing the camera and upload it on YouTube as public or private.
  • They will review your submission and get back to you as soon as possible via email.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Inside Look 

About: An immersive two-day virtual program, including tech talks, panels, technical interview practice and fun social activities

Eligibility:

Applicants must-

  • Be a current student pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa.
  • Have an expected graduation date after August of next year, including applicants graduating in the current year from the one-degree program, but planning to continue with further education the following year.
  • Not be a Google employee.
  • Not be persons who are

(i) citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of embargoed territories,

(ii) ordinarily resident in embargoed territories, or

(iii) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.

·        Be 18 years of age or older.

Application opens: May – June

Duration: August

Location: Online, i.e. all presentations, workshops, group projects and networking/social events will be hosted on Google’s virtual platforms.

How to apply:

Applicants are required to complete the online application form and provide any supplementary documentation as may be requested by Google. Applications will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria: demonstration of passion for computer science; academic merit; demonstration of programming skills.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Google Developers’ Accelerators for Women Founders

About: Google for Start-ups Accelerator (for Women Founders) is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to women-led tech start-ups across the region. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition and leadership development for founders.

Eligibility: This program is open to women-led technology start-ups in a lot of regions. Please check the official website for the list. The accelerator program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue-generating tech start-ups that are headquartered in that region. Selected companies should have a minimum of 10+ employees and the founder and appropriate team members must be available to join all program elements of their cohort. In order to ensure Google can provide meaningful value, start-ups should aim to leverage AI/ML technology in their product, service or operations and/or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future.

Applications Deadline: July

Duration: It is a three-month digital accelerator program that will run virtually from September to December.

Location: Google Accelerators program is separately held for Black Leaders and for people from Africa, Brazil, India, Latin America, South East Asia, Japan, USA and Europe.

How to Apply: You can apply by filling an application form that will take roughly 30 minutes. There are questions to help assess your start-up over five domains: people, growth, product, technology, and design.

To know more about this, click here. 

IT Residency Program (ITRP)

About: A role designed to help residents learn what it takes to support and scale Google’s technology from our corporate infrastructure to end-users.

Eligibility:

The minimum qualifications required are:

  • Associate’s degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 months of experience troubleshooting in a Linux, OS X, or Windows networked environment.
  • Customer service and/or help desk experience.

Application: February and August.

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year.

Duration: 26 months.

Location: Australia, India, Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

How to apply:

Entry-level candidates and industry candidates with up to three years of experience can submit applications on the official site. If ITRP job posting is not found, applicants can sign up for job alerts via the careers page to receive a notification once the job posting goes live.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Google AI Residency Program

About: A Program similar to a master’s or PhD program in deep learning. Residents will work with scientists from the Google Research Team and gain research experience in the field. 

Eligibility:

Applicants must have-

  • A BSc degree or equivalent practical experience in a STEM field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biology, Economics or other disciplines.
  • Experience with coding in Python, C/C++, or Java.
  • Research experience in machine learning or AI techniques (e.g. open-source project(s), campus lab experience, research internship(s), or publication(s)).

However, candidates with non-traditional backgrounds and experiences from all over the world are also encouraged to apply. Most importantly Google is looking for individuals who are motivated to learn and have a strong interest and passion for machine learning research.

Application Deadline: December.

Duration: 12 months

The Google AI Residency Program starts sometime between June — October.

Location: The program is primarily based in Mountain View, California. Residents will also have the opportunity to be based in New York, Cambridge (Massachusetts), Seattle (Washington), Montreal, Toronto, Zurich (Switzerland), Berlin (Germany), Accra (Ghana) and Tel Aviv (Israel) depending on project fit and availability. The recruiter will work with candidates to determine the best location for their work, although preferences can be stated.

How to apply:

Click on the “Apply” button on the application page and provide the required materials in the appropriate sections (PDFs preferred):

  • In the “Resume Section:” attach an updated CV or resume.
  • In the “Cover letter/other notes Section:” Copy and paste a 750-word cover letter which must include answers to the following questions:

1.      What are your primary research interests and why do you think they are important?

2.     How would participating in the AI Residency help you to explore your research interests and achieve your goals?

Give an example of an open-ended research question or project you’ve worked on. What made it challenging and how did you overcome those challenges? Alternatively, summarize and critique a machine learning paper you have read that you found interesting.  

To know more about this, click here. 

Software Product Sprint

About: An event for university students to design and build web apps, gain applied Data Structures and Algorithm skills, and receive tailored career development resources.

Eligibility: Software Product Sprint is currently an invite-only program that sends invitations to students who have previously applied to Google or attended a Google campus event. Software Product Sprint also works alongside local community partners who nominate qualified college students to join the program.

Application opens:

Spring: Virtually from February – May.

Summer: Virtually from May-August.

Duration: 11 weeks

Location: Virtual Program; Available in North America and India.

How to apply:

Students who are interested in participating must be invited to apply by one of Google’s community partners.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Cloud Technical Residency (CTR)

About: A project that includes opportunities to work with partners, engage in technical solution validation, develop scalable tools, demos and related assets, and provide implementation, advisory and support services to Google customers across a wide spectrum of industry and scale.

Eligibility: Students with disabilities, students who identify as Black or Ethnic minoritized groups, students from lower-income households, students from the LGBTQA+ community, or any other group historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply. This application is intended for candidates that are eligible for full-time authorization in the United States upon completing their education.

Application opens: September

Duration: It is a one-year rotational program across multiple dates.

Location: Austin, Texas.

How to apply:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted via the job description link. If selected for an interview, Cloud Technical Residency candidates will complete a series of video chat interviews.

 To know more about this, click here

GDG Community Organizers

About: Organizers of Google Developer Groups are passionate leaders in their community who are dedicated to helping others learn and connect. GDG Organizers plan and host meetup events on a wide range of technical topics typically on a monthly basis in a location near them. These community organizers come with various backgrounds, from all types of companies and industries.

Eligibility:

Applicants-

  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Have a genuine interest in Google’s technologies
  • Have a technical background
  • Have experience with event planning
  • Have some connection to the local developer community
  • Have a passion for giving back to the community
  • Host a meetup event ideally once a month, and at least every 3 months to remain an active GDG chapter

Application: Google recently launched a new process for new chapter applications; there may be a delay in processing the applications during this time and the dates are not certain.

Duration: The GDG logo and name is granted for use by organizers so long as they are in good standing with Google Developers and follow the GDG brand guidelines. GDG chapters must remain active and run at least 1 event every 90 days.

Location: Different regions across the world.

How to Apply:

The process is as follows:

  • Read the Community Organizer Code of Conduct and Terms & Conditions.
  • Check the GDG directory to see if there’s an existing chapter in your location.
  • If there’s a GDG chapter in your location, contact the current organizer(s) on Meetup.com or in-person at an event to express interest in helping as a co-organizer.
  • If there’s no GDG chapter in your location, apply on the main website.
  • Allow time for your application to be reviewed. If your application has met the above requirements, they will reach out via email to set up a time to answer questions and discuss the program. If the application isn’t a good fit, they’ll still notify you by email.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Google’s Women Techmakers Program Ambassador 

About: Google’s Women Techmakers program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology. Women Techmakers Ambassadors strategically plan for and execute inclusive events within their local tech community. Thousands of women come together in technology events and leadership programs. Women Techmakers Ambassadors are community leaders around the world passionate about achieving gender parity in technology.

Eligibility:

Applicants-

  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Must be an organizer of an existing tech community. Either you are a Google Developer Group organizer or an organizer on the community leads platform.
  • Have a passion for gender equity in tech
  • Have experience with event planning
  • Have a genuine interest in Google’s technologies
  • Have a pure motive for becoming a WTM Ambassador
  • Host a meetup event ideally once a month, and at least every 3 months to remain an active WTM chapter.

Application opens: One can apply whenever they wish to!

Duration: Women Techmakers runs a variety of events every year. 

Location: It is a community of 1,000 organizers around the world passionate about making a more diverse and inclusive technology industry.

How to Apply:

The process is as follows-

  • Read the Community Organizer Code of Conduct
  • Join the Community Leads Platform if you are not a GDG organizer, but organize an existing tech community. 
  • Once you are part of the Community Leads Platform and/or a GDG organizer, fill out the WTM Ambassador application.
  • Allow time for your application to be reviewed. If your application has met the above requirements, you will be notified via email. If the application isn’t a good fit, they’ll still notify you by email. Any questions can be directed to women-techmakers@google.com

 To know more about this, click here. 

Women Techmakers Engineering Fellows Program

About: TalentSprint’s Women Techmakers Engineering Fellows Program, supported by Google aims to nurture 600 women students over 3 years. The program focuses on identifying and providing an opportunity for students from less privileged backgrounds. Nearly half the participants are first-generation college-goers and more than 60% have an annual income of less than USD 4500.

Eligibility:

Women Students currently in the first year of engineering

  • Degrees: B.E., B.Tech
  • Streams: IT, CS or equivalent
  • Grade: Over 70% in both X and XII

Application opens: January – February

Duration: Women Techmakers Engineering Fellows Program spans across two years, with four modules comprising of both boot camps and online session.

Location: All the boot camps are scheduled to be conducted in Hyderabad. Students need to attend these in person.

How to Apply:

The process is as follows-

  • Online Application: Apply for the program with your details and the required documents.
  • Online Aptitude Test: Candidate will be tested based on their Analytical and Verbal Reasoning and English Language Skills.
  • Online Coding Assessment: In Python (After online learning).
  • Online Interview: Candidates must attend an online Interview.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Google Research India AI Summer School

About: Google Research India hosts a three-day AI Summer School. The program structure is to have an advanced Machine Learning School (taught at the Graduate Level) to discuss the state of the art of a variety of ML Techniques and also discuss their limitations and critiques.

The Summer School consists of three days of research lectures and discussions with students where esteemed researchers will discuss ideas/papers in AI Research in a lecture-style and lead discussions on these topics.

Eligibility: All current Advanced Undergraduate and Masters students can apply for the Summer School. They also welcome applications from industry professionals, research associates / academic staff who are recent graduates. Students with prior exposure and experience with Machine Learning Research will benefit from the Summer School.

Application opens: June

Duration: 3 days

Location: Virtual

How to Apply:

The application form is an integral part of your selection in the program. Besides basic information, please keep the following details handy before you submit the application form:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of your Academic history including Courses and Grades
  • List of your publications (if any).
  • Competitive programming profile URLs (if any).
  • A 500-word analysis (your learnings, insights and discussion points) of the paper “Understanding deep learning requires rethinking generalization”.

To know more about this, click here.

Google Associate Product Manager Program

About: Google’s Associate Product Manager (APM) program is an amazing opportunity for new grads and early-career professionals to build exciting global-scale products. As an APM, you will:

  • Develop feature ideas that address user needs.
  • Work cross-functionally (with engineers, UX designers, marketing, etc) to launch your features.
  • Determine metrics to evaluate the success of your features and make improvements.

Application opens: September

To know more about this, click here. 

Kick Start 2020

About: Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).

Eligibility: 

  • You should be 18 or older.
  • You must register before being able to participate in a Round of the KS Contest.

Dates: February 2020- November 2020

To know more about this, click here

Internships+ – Build your future with Google

Associate Product Manager Intern, Summer 2021

About: 

This internship is intended for students that are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree program in Computer Science or a related field with an anticipated graduation date between Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 depending on their program and unique circumstances.

Eligibility: Participation in the internship program requires that you are located in the United States for the duration of the internship program.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program in Computer Science or a related field with coding experience in one of the following programming languages: C, C++, Java or Python.
  • Internship and/or Teaching Assistant experience in a similar technical field.
  • Experience leading entrepreneurial efforts or outreach within organizations while building relationships cross-functionally.

Preferred qualifications:

Returning to the final quarter/semester/year of a full-time degree program in Computer Science or a related field upon completion of the internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand markets, competition, and user requirements in depth.
  • Launch new products and features, test their performance and iterate quickly.
  • Work collaboratively with Engineering, Marketing, Legal, UX, etc. on cutting edge technologies.
  • Develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s hardest problems by collaborating as needed across regions, product areas, and functions.

Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Dates: September 2020-October 2020

To know more about this, click here. 

Tech Exchange: Build your future with Google

About: Tech Exchange is a virtual academic program for students in partnership with select HBCUs and HSIs in North America. We’ve designed our program to build applied CS skills and social capital among Black and Latinx students at HBCUs and HSIs. Students from schools listed, who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, with a particular focus on Black and LatinX folks, are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to take a virtual Interview Prep/Applied Data Structures course in the spring of their sophomore semester. Students will also have optional classes they can take throughout the spring, summer and following fall semester.

Location: Virtual

Dates: Spring Semester January-May, optional summer and fall courses also available

What you learn: 

Upon completion of this course, students can expect to:

  • Analyze the runtime efficiency of algorithms related to data structure design.
  • Select appropriate abstract data types for use in a given application.
  • Compare data structure tradeoffs to select the appropriate implementation for an abstract data type.
  • Design and modify data structures capable of insertion, deletion, search, and related operations.
  • Trace through and predict the behaviour of algorithms (including code) designed to implement data structure operations.
  • Identify and remedy flaws in a data structure implementation that may cause its behaviour to differ from the intended design
  • Gain practice with applying basic data structure and algorithms to real-world problems
  • Gain experience with thinking about boundary conditions and running time while coding problem solutions
  • Learn the skills required for solving technical interview problems
    • Gain comfort with technical interviews through frequent mock interview practice
    • Deepen one’s ability to solve time-sensitive programming tasks

Eligibility: Students must attend one of the following institutions to be considered for the program in 2021:

  • California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Florida A&M University
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University
  • New Mexico State University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Spelman College
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Prerequisites: 

  • Students with beginner-level experience programming in Python, Java, Javascript, C or C++. 
  • In addition, experience with parameter passing, iteration, problem-solving and exposure to recursion, and basic data structures such as lists, arrays, stacks, and queues.

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Certificate courses offered by Google:

Elements of AI (FREE)

About: A course for everyone interested in AI – no complicated math or programming required. It provides a gentle introduction to the basics that enables you to understand what is possible, and what isn’t, and to recognize how AI is affecting our lives.

Modules and hours: 6 Modules over 30 hours.

Difficulty level: Beginner.

Features: Be prepared to dig deep, get in a study group and earn a certificate.

Skills acquired/ What you learn: After the course, you will be able to define and discuss AI, be critical about AI-related claims, explain the underlying technologies including machine learning and neural networks and understand the major implications of AI.

 To know more about this, click here

Google Cloud Platform Big Data and Machine Learning Fundamentals (FREE)

About: The course introduces participants to the Big Data and Machine Learning capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It provides a quick overview of the Google Cloud Platform and a deeper dive of the data processing capabilities. 

Modules and hours: 5 Modules over 12 hours.

Difficulty level: Intermediate Level.

Features: Flexible deadlines, Shareable Certificate, fully online, can be applied to multiple Specializations or Professional Certificates programs.

Skills acquired/ What you learn: TensorFlow, BigQuery, Google Cloud Platform, Cloud Computing. are the skills acquired. You will learn how to process big data at scale for analytics and machine learning, fundamentals of building new machine learning models and how to create streaming data pipelines and dashboards.

 To know more about this, click here. 

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

About: This course introduces you to important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You learn about, and compare, many of the computing and storage services available in Google Cloud Platform, including Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, and BigQuery.

Modules and hours: 9 Modules over 12 hours.

Difficulty level: Intermediate.

Features: Flexible deadlines, Shareable Certificate, fully online, can be applied to multiple Specializations or Professional Certificates programs.

Skills acquired/ What you learn: Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine (GAE), Google Cloud Platform, Cloud Computing are some of the areas where you will acquire skills. You learn about important resource and policy management tools, such as the Google Cloud Resource Manager hierarchy, Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Hands-on labs give you foundational skills for working with GCP.

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Introduction to Cloud Identity

About: Identity serves as the starting place for any new Cloud Identity, Identity/Access Management/Mobile Device Management admins as they begin their journey of managing and establishing security and access management best practices for their organization.

Modules and hours: It is a 15-30 hour accelerated, a one-week course with 5 Modules.

Difficulty level: Beginner.

Features: Flexible deadlines, Shareable Certificate, fully online, introductory lessons, step-by-step hands-on exercises, Google knowledge resources, and knowledge checks.

Skills acquired/ What you learn: You’ll acquire skills needed to get started as new a Cloud Identity Administrator. By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Establish a Cloud Identity domain for their organization or personal domain. 
  • Add users in order to practice user lifecycle management.
  • Modify user permissions to gain an understanding of core Cloud Identity features.
  • Add mobile devices within the Google Mobile Management module.
  • Modify mobile management policy sets to gain familiarity with product options.
  • Navigate the Reports module and practice running reports.
  • Explore and apply different security protocols to the domain.

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Develop and Deploy Windows Applications on Google Cloud Platform

About: Learn to deploy and run Microsoft Windows® applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Through lectures and hands-on labs, learn how to configure and run Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SQL Server in Google Compute Engine. You will also learn how to develop and deploy ASP.NET applications and deploy them to Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and Google Container Engine.

Modules and hours: 5 Modules over 8 hours

Difficulty level: Beginner.

Features: Flexible deadlines, Shareable Certificate, fully online.

Skills acquired/ What you learn: This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Configuring Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SQL Server in Google Compute Engine
  • Deploying ASP.NET MVC applications to Google Compute Engine
  • Deploying .NET Core applications to Google Compute Engine, Google Compute Engine, and Google Container Engine

 To find out more about this, click here

Industrial IoT on Google Cloud Platform

About: This course covers the entire Industrial IoT network architecture from sensors and devices to analysis. It discusses sensors and devices but the focus is on the cloud side.

Modules and hours: 8 Modules over 15 hours. 6 of those hours are spent in labs.

Difficulty level: Beginner.

Features: Flexible deadlines, Shareable Certificate, fully online, and there is a very little video, but instead, it includes short readings, quizzes, and labs.  

Skills acquired/ What you learn: BigQuery, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing and Communications Protocol are some of the skills you’d acquire. You’ll learn to explain the cloud side of IoT, Use Cloud IoT Core, Pub/Sub, and Dataflow, implement a pipeline from their device to BigQuery and Dataprep and Use BigQuery and Dataprep to gain insights into IoT data.

 To know more about this, click here

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals for AWS Professionals

About: The course introduces AWS professionals to the core capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in the four technology pillars: networking, compute, storage, and database. It is designed for AWS Solution Architects and SysOps Administrators familiar with AWS features and setup and want to gain experience configuring GCP products immediately.

Modules and hours: 4 Modules over 13 hours.

Difficulty level: Intermediate 

Features: Flexible deadlines, Shareable Certificate, fully online, includes

presentations, demos, and hands-on labs.

Skills acquired/ What you learn:

The skills you acquire related to Load Balancing Google, Google Cloud Platform and Cloud Computing. This course also teaches participants the following skills:

  • Identify GCP counterparts for Amazon VPC, subnets, routes, NACLs, IGW, Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, auto-scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, AWS IAM, and more
  • Configure accounts, billing, projects, networks, subnets, firewalls, VMs, disks, auto-scaling, load balancing, storage, databases, IAM, and more
  • Manage and monitor applications
  • Explain feature and pricing model differences
  • Locate documentation and training.

To find out more about this, click here.

Scholarships

Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be university students studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical field at a university in Europe or Israel with a disability.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as full-time or part-time students for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Applicants must intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at a university in Europe or Israel for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Applicants must maintain a strong academic record.
  • Applicants must exemplify leadership and a passion for Computer Science and technology.
  • Google employees are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships.
  • Applicants must be 18 year of age or older as of 27 September 2019.
  • Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily residents in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to enter:

No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter, applicants are required to complete the online application form and provide any supplementary information and/or documentation as may be requested from time to time.

Application period:

Applications closed. Applications are closed and will open again in Fall 2020.

Check the official website here.

Google Lime Scholarship

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Have, or consider themselves to have, a visible or invisible disability (see Lime Connect’s approach to disability here)
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2019-20 academic year
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2020-21 academic year
  • Maintain a strong academic performance
  • Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology

Application process:

  • You will be asked to complete an online application through Lime Connect which includes:
    • General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current and intended universities)
    • Resume/CV
    • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
    • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
    • Responses to four short answer essay questionsRecipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Check the official website here.

Generation Google Scholarship

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Have a high school degree or equivalent, unless you are currently a high school senior applying to university
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2019-20 academic year OR currently enrolled as a high school senior intending to enroll at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university in the United States or Canada for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology

Application process:

  • You will be asked to complete an online application which includes:
    • General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current and intended universities)
    • Resume/CV
    • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
    • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
    • Responses to four short answer essay questions
    • Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool or respective peers (e.g. high school students compared to other high school students).IMPORTANT: Before starting the application, please have the following ready for upload:
    • PDF copy of your resume
    • PDF copy of your current transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
    • PDF copy of your short answer responsesApplication deadline: December 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Check the official website here.

Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the United States for the following academic year
  • Maintain a strong academic performance
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • A current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve) as proven by a DD-214 and transcript, or a student on Active Duty as proven by submission of Active Duty orders and a Memorandum of Understanding from your commanding officer indicating that you are currently in good standing with your unit and transcript
  • Has received an honorable discharge, or is in good standing with his/her branch of service

Application process:

  • General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current and intended universities)
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
  • DD Form 2-14 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214), or Active Duty orders and a Memorandum of Understanding from your commanding officer that you are currently in good standing with your unit
  • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to four short essay questions

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Check the official website here.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Eligibility varies by region:

  • Women Techmakers Scholarship for computer science (APAC, EMEA and NA)
  • Women Techmakers Scholarship for gaming in partnership with Stadia, Google’s all new gaming platform (EMEA and NA)
  • Women Techmakers Irish University Scholarship (Ireland)

Applications open: Varies by region. Follow Scholarship Track to know when applications are live!

Check the official website here.

Google Conference and Travel Scholarships

To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:

  • Free conference registration
  • North America: Up to 1,000 USD (unless otherwise noted) reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)
  • Europe : Up to 1,000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)
  • India : An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and other related expenses.
  • Africa : An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and related expenses. Scholarship amount depends on cost for the international conference.
  • Japan & South Korea : Up to 3,000 USD towards air tickets and lodging cost (will be paid after the conference). Scholarship amount depends on cost for the international conference.

Eligibility: Worldwide

Applications open: Varies

Check the official website here.

We hope you found this list useful in bringing you a step closer to working with one of the biggest companies in the world. These are learning opportunities offered by Google for qualified students with imagination, skill and a thirst for knowledge, available virtually or in different places spread across the globe. Google claims to be looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to their teams and promises a platform that values curiosity and passion- so if that’s what you’re looking for, don’t think twice about applying and possibly getting a chance to work with or learn from this unrivalled tech giant.

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