I have recently secured an internship position, and I was offered a salary rate for the duration as well as a signing bonus. I received the offer around October last year, with a start date during the spring semester. The sign-on bonus was to be paid out within a month of the start date after accepting the offer (which is in a couple weeks). However, I have not received this yet, and I am not sure how to ask for this without sounding rude. I have already accepted the offer early enough
I have had some issues with the onboarding process, so I believe the firm may have some issues with processes/administrative capacities, which is understandable, and that may be contributing to the sign-on bonus processing. I want to know how/what to ask if the sign-on bonus is not paid even a couple weeks into the internship, without sounding ungrateful or rude (I am very excited for the internship and grateful for the opportunity).
If anyone else has had to tiptoe across such situations, I would be interested to ask how to best approach the topic after already having had the back-and-forth of onboarding issues (related to onboarding technical issues/incorrect dates the company sent me/etc.).