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Google Interns Get Large Paychecks and Do Real Work

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While "intern" often inspires images of young men and women getting coffee or filing papers for little to no pay, interns at Google are living large with $5,000 paychecks. 

CNN reported, "On average, interns at Google are paid $5,800 monthly, while specialized software engineer interns make as much as $6,700 per month, according to the job-rating website Glassdoor."

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Internships at Google range from sales and marketing positions to software engineers.

And while most other internships don't require full-time work, Google does, at least for a few months. 

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"The interns are expected to commit to at least three months of full-time work, meaning that most tech interns will get paid about $20,000 during their stint," CNN said.

Scott Dobroski, corporate communications manager at Glassdoor, said, "Actually, it's not that surprising that interns at a company like Google are getting paid so handsomely."

As one would imagine, it is difficult to attain an internship at the company.

Kyle Ewing, head of global staffing programs for Google, said that they received more than 40,000 applications for 1,500 internships across North America.

Other tech giants, like Microsoft and Amazon, also pay their interns well.

"Software engineer interns at Microsoft and Amazon are also aid more than $5,500 monthly. Research interns at Microsoft are paid even more ($7,000 a month), according to Glassdoor which compiles self-reported information from employees and interns," CNN said.

Sources: Inquisitr, CBS