SWE Intern

RemoteEmployed: Summer 2021
Format: Remote
Department: Cloud AI Front-End
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My experience


I added frontend features to the Notebooks product in Vertex AI within Google Cloud Platform. (Notebooks are equivalent to Google Colab if you've heard of that.) My feature was creating a cell menu, new cell buttons, and an integration with the BigQuery API from notebook file itself.

The perks/benefits are through the roof here :) I'd suggest an internship here to anyone considering it. It's definitely competitive, but I think the experience is very worth it. If you're a younger student, I definitely recommend applying to the STEP program because that's much easier to get in as a less experienced student. Then use that performance to get yourself into more advanced roles/internships.


My team gave me a very impactful project that I was able to take full control of.


There were quite a few times where I just got demotivated, but I think this was largely because of the virtual nature of the internship.

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How did working remote affect your experience?

I still enjoyed my internship. The internteam at Google hosted a ton of fun events for us weekly. I also participated in virtual coffee chats with random Google employees to meet people and make the Summer less dry.

Interview advice

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Interview questions

I only had 2 technical interviews. I'm not telling you what they asked :) The difficulty was reasonable given that I had taken the introductory datastructures&algorithms course by then.

Advice on how to prepare

Passion and practice, pretty simple

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