Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Data Analysis/Reporting, Software Development/Programming
Student Name: Harsh Prajapati
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Engineering Management
Position Title: Engineering Practicum
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, part-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?

As an EP intern, we are matched with a specific team at Google. Your host assigns you with a project most likely related to that team. Your job is to complete as much of that project as you can throughout your 12 weeks with one other teammate. Hence, most of your days are spent doing small snippets of code and submitting them to be checked.

How did you find this internship?

I did another Google program the year prior called CSSI, and they had informed us about the internship.

What do you enjoy most about your internship?

I think the atmosphere that surrounds Google is pretty neat. The work environment is very relaxed, and they offer their employees so many different benefits that it's hard to say no to working there.

What do you find challenging?

The scope of everything you work with is very challenging to understand. This includes the concepts, the codebase, and the methodology. Since Google serves millions and millions of users, the scale at which you code at is nowhere near as close as to anything in school.

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?

Not everything is about the project. Don't stress yourself out too much, especially at Google. They have so many unique opportunities to learn different things and so many events where you can socialize and meet Google engineers. Make use of those and really try to grasp what you're surrounded by.

About the Organization

Mountain View, California

Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Since the beginning, our goal has been to develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible. Not just for some. For everyone.