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CNET News Video: Landing a Google internship is tougher than getting into Harvard

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CNET News Video: Landing a Google internship is tougher than getting into Harvard

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The new movie "The Internship" promotes working and interning at Google. In reality, it's a pretty sweet deal, with Google interns enjoying a variety of perks and earning more than many Americans. As CNET's Kara Tsuboi tell us, this year a record number of applicants made it even tougher to get the top-rated internship.

-In the new movie: The Internship. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson played middle-aged out of work salesman that somehow land Google Internship. -That's a Shar Pei by the way genius. -That's my fault. -The movie focuses on a fierce competition among the interns to get full-time jobs at Google. But in real life, the challenge is just landing a Google Internship. -It was immediately captivating. -New York native and Yale's student Florian Koenigsberger is an intern for the Marketing Department. -This seemed like the smartest place to pick up a lot of different skills in one summer. I've never been put in an environment where work and play are so sort of seamlessly integrated and still felt productive. -He is one of the 1,500 interns selected the summer out of a record-high pool of more than 40,000 applicants. At that rate, it's harder to get into the Google Internship program than into Harvard or Stanford. Kyle Ewing has the internship program. -There's no best way to get into Google. At the end of the day, we're looking for students who are smart, who are creative, who are leaders, who are passionate inside and outside of work, who care about their community and who really care about technology. -Applicants must be full-time students. If they make it passed the written application phase, they go through a series of phone and face-to-face interviews, with questions reportedly ranging from coding to quirking. In addition to the famous Google perks like free food, campus bikes and gym access interns also get paid a competitive wage. -The average Google intern makes about $5,800 per month. If you're a software engineer intern at Google, you're making about $6,500 per month even more and that's upwards of $75,000 per year. Seventy-five thousand dollars per year is much higher than the average US worker. -Interns are expected to complete projects and get hands-on experience. -Even in my first few weeks, I put up code that everyone was using and it was really cool to call my Mom and get to say like, "Mom, look what I'm doing." -Software engineer Kitt Vanderwater intern for Google for 2 summers and is now a full-time employee. -As soon as I started my senior year, I already knew I'd have a job at Google, and that was really great peace of mind. -Something most interns are hoping to get when they return for their senior year. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi cnet.com for CBS News.
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