Great Opportunity for Students in Africa! Apply for the 2012 Google Student Ambassador Program

Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 10:37 PM

By Adeola Adeyemo

Are you thrilled by new technology? Do you love Google products? Do you want to bring new opportunities to your school and peers? Do your friends say you’re a natural leader? If so, the Google Student Ambassador Program may be perfect for you!

Through the Student Ambassador Program, you become a liaison between Google and your University. Ambassadors plan and host several events during the school year, introduce students to new Google products and features and act as a campus contact for Google teams.

Google Student Ambassadors may:

  • Work closely with local Google teams
  • Host and organize events to bring awareness to Google’s products and brand
  • Spread the word about competitions, training opportunities, scholarships and other events
  • Attend Google events as a Google representative
  • Help Google to better understand their campus’ culture
  • Build relationships on campus with faculty and student groups
  • Test products and features
  • Promote product use and new product launches to students
  • Be a source of knowledge for your university about Google products

What are the qualifications?
This opportunity is open to university students at level 2 or above and postgraduate students. Google Student Ambassadors must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university in Europe, Middle East or Africa
  • Pursuing a BA/BS or MS degree
  • Passionate about technology
  • Able to plan events and manage a budget
  • Actively involved in student life on campus

What is the time commitment?

  • One academic school year
  • Approximately ten hours per month
  • Four or more events per year

As a Google Student Ambassador, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about exciting new Google products / features, programs and announcements
  • Enhance your professional development, leadership, technical and communication skills
  • Be eligible to participate in special Google events, product training and be considered for local internships
  • Exchange best practices with Ambassadors from other schools and disciplines
  • Add the Google Student Ambassador Program experience to your resume
  • Get your own Google SWAG

Sounds great, how do I apply?

To apply, you should:

1. Write 2 Essays as specified in the application form.

2. Submit your application online at by Thursday, 1st March 2012 (for students in Sub-Saharan Africa). Shortlisted students will be contacted by the end of March 2012.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, eligible countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire.

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  • 6 Comments on “Great Opportunity for Students in Africa! Apply for the 2012 Google Student Ambassador Program”

    • raplica handbags February 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM

      sounds like good …now in african can get this access….thanks for it

    • chinwe February 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM

      What is the website for the application form? What is should the essay be about?

    • tinu February 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      Luvs it Google.i

    • Amina February 16, 2012 at 6:05 AM

      what i’m i actually waiting for? i’m on my way joore!!

    • t February 16, 2012 at 6:55 AM

      Hmm…bella naija, is it just me or is the share button not available on this post?

    • turinawe vian February 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

      need to be a Google student ambassador, there4 i need a form