The Creative Lab Five Program

This year, Google Creative Lab is inviting exceptional creatives to apply for a paid gig and collaboration for up to 12 months.

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 closely with other creatives.

A Fiver is an essential part of the Creative Lab. It's how a lot of our current leaders started.

But what is Google Creative Lab?

A team of designers, writers, programmers, filmmakers, producers and business thinkers that spend 99.9% of our time making. We are a small team that pushes for an impact that outweighs our footprint. Our job is to help invent Google’s future and communicate Google’s innovations in ways that make it useful for more people.

Just a few Fiver projects:

clip of man running, assisted by guidelines technology animation of computer and newspaper video of man dancing overlaid with text Clip of looking glass movie video of mars as seen through virtual reality screen capture of teachable machine website picture of jaquard fabric picture of a semi-conductor experirment video of parisian love ad

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.

What are the creative disciplines of a Fiver?

We’re looking for copywriters, designers, or technologists. We love a wild card, though—if you’d do cool work here, we don’t care what your title is.

Is this an internship?

No. This is a paid gig and a chance to do real work on projects that impact Google and the world.

Where is it?

Usually, it would be on-site in our New York City office. However, until it’s safe, you can work remotely anywhere as long as you can work EST hours. If we return to the office during your tenure, you can continue to work remotely or join us in NYC.

When is it?

We’ll work with you to identify a start and end date that works with your schedule. Ideally, the engagement will be between 6 months and a year, starting in late spring/early summer.

Do I get paid?

Yes, via our staffing partner. You are paid hourly & eligible for overtime.

What are the requirements?

You must legally be able to work in the US.

You need an online portfolio. Some thoughts:

- Ideas come first, but they live or die on presentation. Be clear and quick.

- Every pixel counts. Don’t be sloppy.

- Demonstrate that you can go from the beginning of an idea to the end. Don’t just show that you can execute other’s ideas.

- Show that you understand the unique capabilities of the mediums your work is in.

Submissions are closed for now.
Please check back in the future.