I'm an Electrical Engineer (pursuing my M.Sc.) from Germany and currently seeking an internship in the USA. Preferably at one of the big names in Silicon Valley. My master's degree is in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Computer Engineering. Therefore well suited for most hardware related but also software related internships.
I've already applied to some companies but haven't heard back yet (2 months), except Google, which sent me a rejection recently.
As it has been quite awhile, I'm thinking that the other companies also rejected me.
In general, I would describe my resume as being above average. Unfortunately, I can only compare myself to students from my university or Germany. Most CVs are quite empty as the degree is quite time-consuming in the Bachelors and Masters. However, I have multiple years experience as a research assistant, quite a lot of extracurricular activity related to my degree, one of the top universities in Europe considering my degree and part of the top 5% in my degree.
I'm wondering - what's your experience? Is too much of a hustle for the companies considering the visa? Am I simply not outstanding enough? How can I do better?
Or am I completely wrong to apply in the USA? I'm especially looking for this kind of experience.