Linked Questions

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Interns I'm training don't care and it affects my performance

I work as a software developer and I was recently given responsibility for training 5 interns. As part of their college course, they have to complete an internship for 8 months for course credit. The ...
142
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10answers
39k views

How to deal with an intern's lack of basic skills?

Due to some internal reorganization, now my team includes a new intern. Since I'm the technical and team lead, it's up to me to bring the new guy up to speed with how we work and what we need to do ...
56
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10answers
8k views

Offloading Interns to a New Junior Developer

I just found out yesterday that we're getting three interns this coming Monday and that my boss is offloading them onto me. I was a TA and tutor for several years in college, so I genuinely enjoy ...
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10answers
12k views

How to deal with an intern who puts no effort in her work?

There is an intern who I am responsible for this summer. But apparently she isn't interested in the job. I gave her a research assignment which is needed for her following assignments. I told her ...
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7answers
3k views

How can I get off on the right foot with a new intern who is older than I am?

I'm a software developer who has recently been recruited by a company as one of the two lead developers (on separate by closely linked projects). I've been assigned a group of 2 interns who I am to ...
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2answers
3k views

What are some best practices for creating an internship opportunity?

I'm in the fun position of getting to do some pie in the sky planning and advice giving. I certainly have my own opinions, but wanted to get ideas from the community. Here's some useful facts: the ...
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2answers
3k views

How can we deal with the discouraging nature of a supervisor causing a promising intern to leave?

We are a startup company and have employed a final-year engineering student for a 6-month internship. During the first month I used to interact with him regularly, but for the past 2 months I have not ...
15
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4answers
2k views

As an intern, how much time can I expect from full-time employees and is it appropriate to ask for more?

I'm a summer intern in software development and heading into my sophomore year of college. I feel vaguely unsatisfied with my performance in this internship: I feel like relatively straightforward ...
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3answers
742 views

Code of conduct/best behaviours between the mentor and the mentee [closed]

As an intern at a software company, I always wondered what the code of conduct is between the mentor and the mentee. There were times when I reached the thin line of appearing too "in-your-face" and ...
2
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1answer
440 views

How to get off on the right foot as an intern? [duplicate]

I will be starting my first internship (and office job) soon and I need some guidance. I was given a coding task before the interview (I correctly completed it), however I still lack confidence in ...
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3answers
774 views

How can I get honest feedback/criticism from a new team member?

When somebody first joins a team, they're in an incredibly valuable position to provide "outside" feedback. Existing team members' thought processes are often corrupted by habit and repetition, and ...