BOLD Immersion

  • Overview

    Overview

    The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Immersion program gives 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.

    Selected students will receive all-expenses-paid travel to one of Google's headquarters for up to one week in August. 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 in our company and the technology industry. Students who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in this field are encouraged to apply. Please note that program 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 working in technology and full-time opportunities at Google. We’ve designed our program to expose historically underrepresented students in this field to career opportunities in the industry. 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.

  • North America

    Qualifications

    BOLD Immersion is designed to expose historically underrepresented students in this field to career opportunities in the industry. 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.

    Who is eligible to apply?

    To apply, students must:

    • Be in the second year of a four year BA/BS program, in any major
    • Demonstrate academic excellence
    • Be authorized to work in the United States

    Application process

    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)
    • Resume/CV
    • 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 boldimmersion@google.com. Thanks for your interest in applying!

    Application deadline: February 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT

    FAQs

    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 non-technical internship and career opportunities.

    What is the length of the program? Google BOLD Immersion will take place August 2nd-6th, 2020 at our Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Is US citizenship required for BOLD Immersion? To be considered for the BOLD Immersion Program, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Unfortunately, applicants without acceptable proof of identity and work authorization are not eligible to participate. You can find out about other opportunities for international students on our student website.

    When will I find out if I’ve been selected? We will review all applications after the application closes on February 3. We’ll be reaching out to all students to notify them of our decision in April 2020.

    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 boldimmersion@google.com. The deadline to update is February 3 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Once the application closes, we’ll be unable to update your documents.

    Is the program all-expenses paid? Yes, Google will cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals during the BOLD Immersion program.

    Other questions? Don’t see your question answered on this page? Please email boldimmersion@google.com with additional inquiries.

  • EMEA

    Qualifications

    BOLD Immersion EMEA 2019 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 2019, 2020, or 2021
    • Demonstrate an interest in business or technology
    • Be available to participate in the mentorship sessions and attend all three days of the program (depending on your location, you may need to travel to and from Dublin, Ireland on 23rd July, 2019 and 27th July, 2019)
    • 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 bold-team-emea@google.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.

    Have additional questions? Please see our FAQs.

    Dates:

    Mentorship Program: May 27th-July 19th, 2019

    Students will complete 3-to-4 one-hour video chat sessions with a Google mentor before attending the summit in July.

    Summit in Google Ireland: July 24th-26th, 2019

    Location:

    Google's European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland