AP College and Career Connections: Computer Science

Interested in computer science? Check out these opportunities.

Take Steps Toward Your Future

The AP Program has partnered with industry leaders including Amazon, Facebook, and Google to offer scholarships, paid internships, and other opportunities to high school and college students interested in computer science. These opportunities could help you:

Build Skills

Develop your skills in computer science and technology by immersing yourself in an internship or experiential opportunity.

Get Financial Support

Earn a college scholarship to support your study of computer science.

Make Connections

Through internships and experiential opportunities, build relationships with mentors and colleagues who can support and guide you in your career.

I can’t express enough how grateful I am for this scholarship. It will give me a head start paying for college and keep my student loans down. The internship after my freshman year is an opportunity to get invaluable real-life experience in the technology field and provides another way to explore computer science in an environment where I can learn and grow.
— 2019 Amazon Scholarship Recipient

Scholarships

Amazon and Google fund college scholarships for students interested in computer science and related fields. See if you’re eligible and apply below.

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Amazon offers a college scholarship worth $10,000 a year, plus a guaranteed summer internship. Open to current and former AP computer science students who will graduate from high school in 2020 and who intend to study computer science in college.

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Google: Various Scholarships

Google sponsors several scholarships for students majoring in computer science, with a particular focus on female and underrepresented minority students.

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Internships and Experiential Opportunities

Facebook, Google, and AI4ALL offer multiple ways for students to learn more about careers in computer science and related fields, develop their skills, and build relationships in the business community.

Facebook University for Engineering

A paid eight-week program of training, hands-on work, and mentoring.

Open to rising college freshmen or sophomores; those from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Google: Various Internships and Programs

Google offers a wide variety of internships and special programs to prepare students for their future. Students who are underrepresented are encouraged to apply. Opportunities include:

  • Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)
  • Student Training in Engineering Program (STEP)
  • BOLD Internship Program
  • Technical Internships

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AI4ALL Summer Programs

AI4ALL offers summer programs in artificial intelligence (AI) at top colleges and universities for current high school students.

Many of these opportunities are free; for those that are not, there is substantial financial aid available.

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Questions?

Email the AP Program with any questions about these opportunities. Please note that applying for an opportunity does not guarantee that you will receive it.

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