I've been in a coop program for 3 months and there are 3 months left. The company is the one that I highly esteemed before I came.
Unfortunately, it seems my manager doesn't care about my internship and told me at the very beginning that my mentor will manage all tasks.
However, my mentor didn't plan any project for me, and I am doing this internship with some work to do then totally idle for 4 weeks, then some little work then idle for another few weeks. 50% of the time, I just sit here and do nothing.
I asked my mentor several times about assigning me some new tasks, and every time he just fobbed me off with words like "Yes we should think about it" or "Oh sorry too busy I should check your code first then we talk about it." Sometimes he said we need to talk to the other team, and just leave me
What should I do? I am totally depressed and I really wanted to get a good review before I started. I gave up a Google internship for this because I thought it is longer and I can learn more stuff. This is totally unexpected. I am in deep depression each day and almost got me melancholia.
Should I quit? Should I complain to HR? or the manager of my manager?