I recently interviewed with a government contractor (DoD) who have sent me an email telling me they are writing up my offer letter.
I currently have a software support internship but this new offer is for software engineering (I'm a computer engineering major), so I thought these new job skills would be important to obtain.
I received a call from the hiring manager today proposing the internship and offering $16 an hour. Knowing I need the experience I said I was interested.
However, after speaking to another intern at the company and looking online at glassdoor.com I saw that the average rate for an intern was around $20/hour.
I am a senior studying Computer Engineering with not much real work programming experience.
Should I ask for more? Is it a typical to negotiate salary for an internship position?