Google vs Facebook internships (infographic)

12 Jun 2013

Google and Facebook offer interns the kind of perks full-time employees at other companies would envy, a new infographic that compares internships at the two tech giants suggests.

Benefits such as mobile devices and free meals aside, the infographic published by InternetServiceProviders on lays out the companies’ missions, unusual interview questions, tips on getting an internship at Google or Facebook, the average intern salary for software engineers at the companies, and even how the firms handle ‘first world problems’. For example, California-headquartered Google will ship in a snow machine for its employees who may want the white stuff.

Intern hopefuls covet a placement at Google or Facebook, if application numbers and the kind of work awaiting them are anything to go by. Google receives 40,000 internship applications a year but hires only about 1,500 interns, the Boston Globe reported.

At Facebook, interns access the same source code as full-time engineers, in order to “build something great”, according to Facebook.

Interns image via Shutterstock


Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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