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6 Cool Tech Internships You Wish You Had

Interns at top tech companies such as Facebook and Google enjoy many of the same perks available to full-time employees.
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'I was given a project and told to run with it,' said one Facebook intern to Glassdoor, reports Business Insider. 'This is both terrifying and awesome, as I got to control an entire new feature. Architecture and design decisions of the feature were made primarily by me, something that I was not really allowed to do in previous internships.'
The ability to work on real-world projects is just one of many perks available to interns at Facebook, which hosts programs across the country but mostly at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters and major hubs such as New York, Seattle, and London. Interns undergo a week-long training program at the start of their internships, are provided housing, and have access to free bike rentals, shuttle buses, on-campus gyms, sweet shops, and trips to locales such as Yosemite National Park.
While interns leave Facebook well-positioned to take on any number of entry-level roles, they might just find themselves back at One Hacker Way or any of Facebook's offices around the globe. According to intern program manager Hyla Wallis, internships are only offered if there is an opportunity for full-time employment upon completion.
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Facebook

"I was given a project and told to run with it," said one Facebook intern to Glassdoor, reports Business Insider. "This is both terrifying and awesome, as I got to control an entire new feature. Architecture and design decisions of the feature were made primarily by me, something that I was not really allowed to do in previous internships."

The ability to work on real-world projects is just one of many perks available to interns at Facebook, which hosts programs across the country but mostly at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters and major hubs such as New York, Seattle, and London. Interns undergo a week-long training program at the start of their internships, are provided housing, and have access to free bike rentals, shuttle buses, on-campus gyms, sweet shops, and trips to locales such as Yosemite National Park.

While interns leave Facebook well-positioned to take on any number of entry-level roles, they might just find themselves back at One Hacker Way or any of Facebook's offices around the globe. According to intern program manager Hyla Wallis, internships are only offered if there is an opportunity for full-time employment upon completion.

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batye
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6/9/2015 | 9:48:06 AM
Re: 6 Cool Tech Internships You Wish You Had
@zerox203 I would say Google want only the best... and pick the best... as for now Google is a leader... and to be a Leader... you must have a best crew... how I see it...
batye
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batye,
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6/9/2015 | 9:46:04 AM
Re: Apple vs Google
@Technocrati, I could not agree more... I never win win for everyone... as some one will always luse... one way or other...
batye
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6/9/2015 | 9:44:28 AM
Re: Apple vs Google
@Li Tan yes you are right... at the same time it like a new learning curve for new graduates... trying they best...
batye
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6/9/2015 | 9:43:13 AM
Re: Apple vs Google
@Kelly22 I could not agree more... as everyone love the winner and want to be assosiated with....
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Kelly22,
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6/4/2015 | 12:54:08 PM
Re: Apple vs Google
Absolutely. I'd bet that the pool of college juniors applying for Google internships exceeds the amount of applications that other companies get from freshmen/sophomores/juniors combined.
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Li Tan,
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6/4/2015 | 10:55:42 AM
Re: Apple vs Google
The requirement looks fair enough. But I believe the bar for intership in Google would be rather high and the competition would be rather fierce.
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6/1/2015 | 5:36:31 PM
Re: Apple vs Google
@David   That is a really good idea, there are countless numbers of qualified people out there who would welcome the opportunity.  And I dare say it could be a win-win for everyone concerned.
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6/1/2015 | 5:06:23 PM
Re: Apple vs Google
@David. Not a bad idea at all. Actually, in the movie I mentioned down below, the two main characters are middle age guys. Of course, it's just a movie. So I went to check Google's internship page, and some of the minimum qualifications are:
  • Be currently enrolled in a 4-year BA/BS program, in any major, at a university in the United States.
  • Be a current undergraduate Junior. Freshman and Sophomores are encouraged to apply for student programs at google.com/students.

These requirements will let down a lot of people. 
Kelly22
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6/1/2015 | 4:29:33 PM
Re: 6 Cool Tech Internships You Wish You Had
@zerox203 thanks, and I agree that there is something to be said about the differences between these internships and the majority of intern programs.. While it's great for the few that can take breaks in Google's nap pods and eat free meals, the truth is that many interns still have to work for free in order to get the experience they need to get jobs.
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6/1/2015 | 3:15:41 PM
Re: Apple vs Google
I have started to watch The Internship, have not finished it yet - but it looks to be really good !
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