Summer 2015 Opportunities from Microsoft and Google

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 1 February 2015 No Comment

Microsoft Opportunities: Summer Internship & 3 Day Builder Boot Camp (juniors & seniors)

From Microsoft: We’re excited to roll out this year’s Puget Sound Microsoft High School internship program and a new 3 day event that all students who apply will be eligible for as well for juniors and seniors in HS!  Both of these opportunities will give you the chance to meet program managers, developers, and developers in test that work on everything from Xbox, to Windows 8, to Bing and Word!  You will be able to get your hands dirty working on cutting edge technology for 8 weeks or building a game and website in 3 days.  We are looking for students with all skill sets.  Below are answers to some commonly asked questions.  We hope to see your application soon!  See Web Page:
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (from last year)

  • Students apply for the High School Internship (8-10 weeks) and the 3 day builder boot camp with the same application.  When they fill out the application online they simply mark whether or not they want to apply to just one or both programs.
  • Students must attend school in the Puget Sound and be a junior or senior at time of application.
  • There are about 20 interns each summer.
  • 50 students will be invited to the 3 day event.
  • Students will hear back if they have been invited by June.  (Students must clearly print or type their email address so that we can contact them)
  • We have all types of internships.  Some require more programming skills than others so students with all levels of skill sets should apply.
  • We will select a diverse group of students in terms of skills and experience.  We want as many students from as many different high schools to participate so that they can share their experience with their peers and friends.
  • All applications should be mailed by February 28, 2015.  Students will not hear that we received their application.  Students can mail in or drop off if they live close by.
  • All details and requirements are online here.

More Details in these Documents (from earlier years, may be slightly out of date, but I have not seen new one’s)
Summer Programs PowerPoint (PDF)
High School Builder Boot Camp Flyer (PDF)
MS HS Summer Internship Program (PDF)

Google Opportunities:  (seniors only)

Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) 

From Google: Kick start your university studies in computer science with an unforgettable summer program at Google. Google’s seventh annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.
Full details here:
deadline to apply is Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

The Generation Google Scholarship ($10,000)

From Google: The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2014-2015 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2014-2015 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2014. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014.
Full details here:
deadline to apply is Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

Egirl “Engineering in Sport” Essay Contest, 1st Prize $500:

The contest is open to individual girls and boys, Grades 9 – 12 (also contests for younger students) who Submit an essay (1000 to 1500 words) that meets the requirements of the Contest Description through their Online Submission Form.  Deadline is 6:00 p.m. (EST) on March 1, 2015.  Check out more details here:

2014 ACPE Scholarships and Application Information (seniors only)

$2,500 Scholarship for students who have create a technical project, requires a webpage showing your project. A completed online application packet should be completed no later than 5 pm, Sunday, February 15, 2015.
From ACPE: This year the Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,500 each for students in Oregon and Washington. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology related field.
Full Details:


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