The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Immersion program provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture where great minds, cutting-edge technology, and smart business intersect to make a difference — each and every day.
For North America, selected students will participate in a virtual program in the summer of 2021. For EMEA, selected students will participate in a virtual program scheduled in May, July, or November 2021.
The programs will be a mixture of self-learning and weekly group sessions with Google mentors. The BOLD Immersion program provides:
- A rare glimpse into the business side of the technology industry
- A chance to grow your peer network
- Exposure and insight into Google’s internship program and business career opportunities
The BOLD Immersion program takes place in multiple regions around the world, is open to higher education students, and is committed to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our company, and the technology industry. Students that identify with a group historically excluded from the technology industry are encouraged to apply. Please note that program structure, dates, and duration vary depending on location. Review the tabs above to see if you qualify for the program nearest you.
Looking for the BOLD Internship?
The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Internship Program is a paid summer internship for rising undergraduate seniors that are interested in business careers in the technology industry and full-time job opportunities at Google. The program aims to expose historically underrepresented students in this field to career opportunities in the industry and to prepare all entry-level talent to be ambassadors for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their careers. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, including but not limited to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, students with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.
To learn more and apply, head to our BOLD Internship page.
BOLD Immersion aims to expose students that identify with a group historically excluded from the technology industry to career opportunities in tech. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group historically excluded from the technology industry, including but not limited to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, students with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Who is eligible to apply?
To apply, students must:
- Be in the second year of a four year BA/BS program, in any major at an accredited university or college in the United States for the 2020-2021 academic year
- Demonstrate academic excellence
Students who are interested in applying will be asked to complete an online application process which includes:
- General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current university)
- Academic transcript from your current institution
- Response to our short answer prompt
Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.
Important: Before starting the application, please have the following ready for upload:
- PDF copy of your resume and transcript merged into one single file
- PDF copy of your current transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
- PDF copy of your short answer response
Please ensure that you enter your information accurately and that you submit your application in one sitting as you cannot save in progress. You will receive a confirmation when your application has been successfully submitted. Please review FAQs for BOLD Immersion below. Should you have any additional questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest in applying!
Application deadline: early-December
What is Google BOLD Immersion? At Google BOLD Immersion you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse into the business side of the technology industry, a chance to grow your peer network, and exposure and insight into Google’s business internship and career opportunities.
What is the length of the program? Google BOLD Immersion will take place virtually during the summer of 2021.
When will I find out if I’ve been selected? We will review all applications after the application closes on December 3, 2020. We’ll be reaching out to all students to notify them of our decision in April 2021.
How do I submit my transcript and resume?
- Merge your resume and transcript into a single PDF.
- Upload file to your Google Drive account (available with Gmail accounts).
- Title the doc with your lastname_firstname_materials” e.g. “Potter_Harry_Materials"
- Share the document indicating that anyone with the link can view.
- Copy the URL and include the link in the application form.
Do I need to submit an official transcript? No, an unofficial transcript is all you need. Please make sure that we can easily read the transcript copy you submit. A PDF format is preferred.
I’ve already submitted my application but I’d like to update my resume and/or transcript. Am I able to do so? You can update your resume and/or transcript by updating the original Drive link you shared or emailing email@example.com. The deadline to update is December 3 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Once the application closes, we’ll be unable to update your documents.
Other questions? Don’t see your question answered on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with additional inquiries.
BOLD Immersion EMEA 2021 is open to current university students from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry and are interested in learning about digital online advertising opportunities at Google.
We welcome applications from students from diverse backgrounds (for example: students with disabilities, students who identify as Black or Ethnic Minority, students from lower-income households, students from the LGBTQA+ community, or any other group historically under-represented in the technology industry).
Who is eligible to apply?
All applicants will be invited to apply by one of our partner diversity organizations (see “How to apply” below).
To apply, students must:
- Be a current student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a country in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa
- Be graduating in 2021, 2022, or 2023
- Demonstrate an interest in business or technology
- Be fluent in English, as all BOLD Immersion activities will be conducted in English
How to apply
Students who are interested in participating must be invited to apply by one of our participating diversity organizations. If a/your diversity organization would like to be reviewed and receive more information, email email@example.com. Note: This email is only used to communicate with organizations. We won't be able to respond to candidates or accept applications through this alias, only potential diversity organization partners.
Different iterations of the BOLD Immersion program will run throughout the academic year. They are currently scheduled to commence on 26 April, 05 July and 01 November. Dates are subject to change.
The 2021 BOLD Immersion Program will run virtually over a number of weeks.
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