The Creative Lab Five Program

Each year, Google Creative Lab invites five exceptional creatives to join a paid, 12 month program. It’s called the Creative Lab Five. 

As a Fiver you’ll work on projects big, small, and first of their kind within Google. You’ll be paired with a mentor, and work in collaboration with the other Fivers and your team.

Fivers are an essential part of the Creative Lab. It’s how a lot of our current leaders started.

But what is Google Creative Lab?

Google Creative Lab is a group of interdisciplinary thinkers and doers. We are designers, writers, business leaders, filmmakers, animators, producers, creative technologists, and much more. We are a small team that pushes for an impact that outweighs our footprint.

There are Creative Labs in NYC, London, and Sydney. We accept Fivers at each location.

Just a few Fiver projects:

DebugTeachable Machine

Still have questions?

What kind of work will I be doing?

Depends on the day. You’ll be deeply immersed in the Creative Lab and you’ll have the chance to work on things that matter, big and small. Initiative always counts. If you have a great idea, it will be heard.

Is this an internship?

No. This is a paid externship and chance to do real work on actual projects that have an impact on Google and the world.

Where is it?

On site in either London, NYC, or Sydney. Five people per location.

When do we review submissions?

NYC, January through June.
London, December through April.
Sydney, October through January 6th.

When does it start?

NYC, July each year.
London, June each year.
Sydney, March each year.

Will I need to answer any tricky questions to be considered?

If you’re inspired by what you’ve seen on this site we encourage you to submit your work​.

Before you submit, make sure…

You have a kick-ass portfolio that shows passion, courage, and curiosity.

You have work authorization in the country you’re submitting to.

You’re willing to commit to a full year engagement.

Submissions are closed for now.
Please check back in October 2018 for the 2019 Sydney class and in December 2018 for the 2019 London and NYC classes.

Your submission form:

Please note we’re only accepting applications for NYC and London at the moment.

  1. My name is 

    You can call me at 

    You can email me at 

  2. I would like to work at Creative Lab’s


  3. I’m what you would call a

  4. You can see some of my work at

  5. You can find my resume at

  6. Describe your favorite part of the creative process.

  7. In the past year, what’s a piece of technology that has made a big impact on you?

  8. In 5 years time you’re being interviewed for a magazine about your work: what magazine is it, what are you proud of, what’s the strap-line?

*Candidates will be employed as  freelancers via Google’s staffing partner and be placed at the Creative Lab as year-long employees.

Thanks—we can’t wait to check out your work! You’ll be contacted if your work is selected to be part of an initial review. But whatever happens—keep going.
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