A Dream Job for an Intern: The Google Five

Remember the ad for the “Best job in the world” campaign in 2009? That was for an environmental job in Hamilton Island… now comes the tech equivalent for an Intern if you ask me. The team is called the “Google Five”, a select group of interns with a very special mission. The good news? if you’re an university graduate with up to 2 years of experience, you’ve got a chance!

Here’s a flavor of what a previous batch did. Among other things, they were responsible for the video of Parisian Love:

FIVE WANTED: University graduates with up to 2 years of experience. Designer, Writer, Creative technologist, Art Director or Inspirateur.
hazardous journey, small wages, constant danger, safe return doubtful; honour and recognition in case of success, else, madness

THE ASSIGNMENT:“Remind the world of what it loves about Google” – Eric Schmidt.

DURATION: 12 Months. We have some ideas, but you will figure out most of it.

REQUIRED: A creative degree. A rationale. An URL. A fact sheet. Flexibility. Humility. Genius.

YOUR BOOK: Show us any or all of 5 pieces of print // 500 word copy // 5mins of video // 5 pages // 5 earth shattering ideas

STORY SO FAR: The last Five branded Google’s first phone, gave $20 million to charity, created Androidify, worked on the Arcade fire html5 video, oh and that musical google Doodle, and made Google’s first TV ad (which happened to run on the superbowl).
What will you do?

REMEMBER: You will be in a small pond with a lot of big fish.  You will work hard, eat well, lose at ping pong, and be expected to do what has never been done before.  The people you will work with have made a lot of cool things.  Their job will be to teach you and help you.  Your job will be to help and teach them.

Send PDF’s, urls and your CV to eze at vccafe dot com and we will make sure it gets to the right place! (include Google 5 in subject)

Eze Vidra

Eze is startup investor and advisor. Until recently he was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before joining GV, Eze started Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and led Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.