Inside Look

Inside Look brings talented computer science students studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to a Google office for an insider’s view of engineering at Google.

  • Overview

    Inside Look brings computer science students from underrepresented groups who are studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa together for an inside view of engineering at Google.

    Selected students are invited on an all-expenses paid trip to a Google office for an immersive two day experience to explore the offices, meet the teams behind our products and see what it’s really like to be an engineer at Google. Activities include product tech talks, hands-on workshops, tailored panel discussions from a diverse range of Google engineers and — in true Google fashion — plenty of snacks!

    We’ll also be hosting a Virtual Inside Look for all applicants via YouTube Live from Google London on September 30. Make sure you tune in then, as participants will have the chance to be selected for a follow up Virtual Mentorship session with a Googler!

  • Eligibility

    We’re excited to host this year’s Inside Look at Google Munich. In order to apply, you must:

    • Be currently studying Computer Science or a related subject at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa.
    • Plan to continue your studies after the summer of 2020, making you eligible for internships with Google.

    Applications close on June 3 2019 at 11.59pm BST. Applicants will be notified of results by June 27 2019. See our Terms and Conditions page and our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

  • FAQ

    What is Inside Look?

    Inside Look is a program for university students, organised by Google, which offers technical students the opportunity to see inside a Google office, learn about engineering at Google, and enhance their coding skills through hands-on engagement with Google engineers. The program is open to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students from universities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and we welcome applications from students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in tech (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).

    What is Virtual Inside Look?

    While unfortunately we can’t bring all applicants into our office, we will be hosting a Virtual Inside Look for every applicant. We will send an invitation via email with login instructions closer to the date, so please keep an eye out for that. In the session you get to hear from one of our engineers about the work they are doing, but there’s also an interactive Q&A session, and the chance to receive a Virtual Mentorship with a Googler, which is a really great opportunity.

    What is a virtual mentorship?

    Anyone who dials in to our YouTube Live Virtual Inside Look event will be able to express their interest in a Virtual Mentor, a Googler who will answer your questions around the application process and the life of an engineer at Google. Ten students will be selected to receive a Virtual Mentorship session with a Googler.The one hour session will take place over a video chat, and you'll be able to ask your mentor any questions you'd like about their experiences at Google, ways you can improve your technical skills, or any other questions you have.

    When is the next Inside Look program?

    Inside Look 2019 will take place at Google Munich in Germany, on September 5-6 2019. Previous Inside Look editions have taken place at Google’s Zurich, Warsaw, London and Munich offices.

    Virtual Inside Look 2019 will take place via YouTube Live on September 30 2019.

    Who can apply for Inside Look?

    Inside Look applicants must be current Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students, studying Computer Science or a related degree at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa (EMEA).

    Applicants must be continuing their studies beyond the summer of 2020; this can be in your current degree or a different one. For example, if you will graduate from your Master's degree before Summer 2020, but will go on to do a PhD, then you would be eligible to apply.

    For full eligibility requirements, please check our terms & conditions page.

    I'm eligible! What's the deadline for applications?

    Applications for Inside Look 2019 will close at 23:59 BST on June 3, and applicants will be notified of results by June 27.

    When will I hear back on my application?

    We will update all applicants by June 27 2019 to let them know if they have been selected to attend Inside Look. Regardless of the decision outcome, all applicants will be notified by email of the program decision.

    What Google teams are located in the Munich office?

    Our Munich site is home to a diverse community of engineers from all over the world, and continues to be one of our fastest growing sites in EMEA. Key product areas include Cloud Artificial Intelligence and Chrome, among many others.

    I am a PhD student. Will the content be relevant to me?

    Yes — Inside Look has an ambitious agenda of technical talks, coding workshops and more that are tailored to PhD students. You will get the chance to engage one-on-one with engineers from many different backgrounds, and learn about the life of a PhD Googler, and how engineers with PhDs apply their experience to a wide variety of Product Areas and teams at Google, including those outside of their academic research area. Additionally, some sessions will group students based on degree level and/or area of interest, with the content tailored to the audience.

    If I’m selected to attend, will I need to pay for my flight and accommodation?

    Google covers all travel costs and at least one night of accommodation for attendees. We also provide meals while you are with us. You are welcome to stay in the city for additional days, but at your own expense.

    See our terms & conditions page for more details.

    I want to get in touch with the Inside Look team.

    We'd love to hear from you! Email us at inside-look-2019@google.com.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Terms and conditions

    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.

    Applicants must have an expected graduation after summer of 2020, including applicants graduating in 2019 from one degree program, but planning to continue with further education the following year.

    Google employees are not eligible to apply.

    Persons who are (i) residents of embargoed countries, (ii) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or (iii) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs are not eligible to apply for this program.

    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older as of 1st of September 2019.

    How to enter

    To enter applicants are required to complete the online application form and provide any supplementary information and/or documentation as may be requested by Google from time to time.

    Application Period

    The application process will open on 6th of May 2019 9am BST and will close on the 3rd of June 2019 11.59pm BST. Entry deadlines may be extended at Google’s sole discretion.

    Selection process

    Each application will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria (i) demonstration of passion for computer science (ii) academic merit; (iii) demonstration of programming skills (the “Criteria”). Each eligible application (determined in accordance with Section 1 (Eligibility) above) will be reviewed by Google in accordance with the Criteria by an internal panel of Google team members. The best 30 applications (as assessed and determined by the panel of Google team members in their sole discretion against the Criteria) will be successful.

    Notification of successful applicants will take place no later than 27th of June 2019 by the email address provided at the time of application. Notification is subject to verification of eligibility.

    Successful applicants will be required to accept the invitation to participate in the Inside Look EMEA program within 7 days of notification by Google. If successful applicants fail to accept within 7 days, their participation in the program will be forfeited and Google may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative successful applicant, in accordance with the Criteria.

    Privacy

    Applicants agree that any Personal Information collected in connection with the online application form may be used by Google for purposes of processing applications for the Inside Look EMEA program and analysis of program productivity. Additionally, applicants agree that this Personal Information may be shared with Google’s partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, licensees and assigns for the purposes of organising and administering the program. The term “Personal Information” as used herein means first name, surname, address, telephone number, email address and any other information applicants provide to Google in connection with the application. All Personal Information that is collected from the applicant is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy, located at: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Applicants acknowledge that Google may transfer any of the applicant’s Personal Information outside of the European Economic Area.

    Applicants understand that they may be contacted by Google in relation to internships, full-time job opportunities and other university programs should they opt-in to receive such communications.

    Successful applicants agree that Google may, from time to time, use their name and/or refer to their university in Google’s promotional materials relating to future Inside Look programs.

    Not an offer or contract of employment

    Under no circumstances shall the submission of an Inside Look application or the participation in the program be construed as an offer or contract of employment with Google.

    Applicants acknowledge that they submit their application voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. Applicants acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between applicant and Google and that no such relationship is established by applicants’ acceptance of these terms and conditions.

    Running of the Program

    The 30 best applications, as assessed in accordance with the Criteria above, shall be selected to attend the Inside Look program.

    Inside Look Munich will run on 5th and 6th of September 2019 at Google’s office in Munich, Germany (or other such locations as Google may determine). The program consists of presentations, workshops, group projects and networking/social events in the office and in public locations outside the Google office.

    Travel and accommodation

    Successful applicants will be required to travel to and from Munich, Germany on 5th and 6th of September 2019 respectively in order to attend the 2-day program.

    The following travel, accommodation and food for successful applicants (and for successful applicants’ carers where applicable, reasonably necessary, requested and approved by Google in advance) will be organised by Google (or its appointed subcontractor specialising in event management), and Google will be responsible for the costs thereof:(i) transportation to and from the program, including airport transfers and flight tickets where applicable; (ii) reasonable accommodation in Munich for the duration of the program; and (iii) meals throughout the 2-day program.

    Successful applicants agree that the Google (or its appointed subcontractor) will have access to your Personal Information and may contact you regarding travel arrangements for the purposes of organising and administering the program.

    Participants are responsible for liaising with their local embassy/consulate to determine if they require a VISA to travel to Munich, Germany. If a VISA is required, it is the applicant's sole responsibility to organise such VISA. Google will only provide a VISA support letter (soft and/or hardcopy) and will reimburse any VISA related fees properly evidenced and submitted to Google in accordance with the process communicated by Google. Participants need to obtain a VISA and book their travel by 30th of August 2019. Google will not assume the costs of a late purchased ticket.

    Google follows a “No receipt, no payment” policy for reimbursements so no payment will be made for any eligible reimbursements under section 8.4 without appropriate receipts. Please keep track of all receipts for VISA related expenses.

    Successful applicants are responsible for all other costs including (but not limited to) hotel incidentals, souvenirs and for any costs associated with prolonging their time in Munich at their own choice.

    Participants are personally responsible for organizing their own travel insurance, to cover both you and your belongings for the duration of your participation in the program. Google cannot guarantee that participants will be covered under any government health care schemes and successful applicants are recommended to take out their own policy for medical coverage and repatriation prior to travel.