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Questions tagged [internship]

Temporary employments to gain work experience. Generally internships are done during college.

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Should I be earning a new job title or a raise for training an intern?

Background I work as a full-time mid-level web developer for a company that makes significant income. I currently make ~70-80k which is pretty middle of the line for my location. The owner of the ...
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Good way to tell old employer that I can't come back for an internship but would like to work with them in the future?

I interned at an excellent startup last year and they gave me a return offer for next summer. I love working there but would like to branch out and work at other places to get an idea of different ...
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Should I quit my internship early? [on hold]

I took an offer for a year long internship after graduating college this year and I have been in the position for 3 months. I feel as though the internship has not been as described but I ...
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Would it be innapropriate for a former intern to gift their manager at their old workplace?

I spent an entire year in an internship in the Brazilian branch of a multinational telecommunications company before I left for another internship in a local start-up. My manager was at his annual ...
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How to handle being asked to automate jobs as a temp worker

I have been working as a temporary worker at a large ($13+ billion/yr) company for some time now. My job is a typical $15/hr office job where I do paperwork, place orders and bill people. At some ...
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Going in to final week of internship, still feeling weird [closed]

Time flies. I previously posted something similar at workplace stackexchange. Quick summary: In terms of academic/school's requirements needed to pass the internship, I have already completed all ...
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How can I avoid working for free in my bachelor internship?

In order to finish my bachelor's degree, I am required by my university to complete an internship. During the internship, I worked in a company. After the internship, there is some sort of write-up ...
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Should I ask actual motto or goal of our company from boss? [closed]

I work in a company as my internship for one year at this company almost all the staff did not accept me as in staff my boss only directly assigned me the task only and did not allowed me to attend ...
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Will I be considered for internships if I am not a student enrolled in a university?

I am currently working on a bootcamp for people with a scientific background to boost my skills for a certain type of tech career. As such, I am not really considered a student as I am not enrolled in ...
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clarification regarding details of internship

Recently I received a positive reply from the professor regarding summer research internship. How should I go on writing a mail to ask about the stipend and any prerequisite knowledge I should have ...
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How do I go about asking for a job on another team?

I'm an intern right now and my term is almost up. Here towards the end of my internship I've started doing some work for another team based on my interests. I initially met with the manager on that ...
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Have I blown my internship offer?

I received a congratulatory email (not a contract) for an internship, specifying the date, salary, etc, and asked if they want me to "get the paperwork raised". I sent back saying, "sounds great!", ...
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Being Hired as a Vendor or Contractor, how do you put it on your resume?

I did an internship/co-op at a company, and then I went back to my home university. From there, I continued to work with them on the project and they hired me as a Vendor to be able to get a badge and ...
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Currently intern, what to do *now* to negotiate a better salary when being offered permanent position? [duplicate]

Background I transitioned into web development. Because I had no relevant experience, I accepted a 4-month internship in a company, with the aim of getting tenured. (It was made clear from the ...
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How to stall an internship offer?

So I've been applying for internships and I've received an offer from company_x. They've basically said, "if you're happy with it, let me know and I’ll get the paperwork raised". Thing is, I have a ...
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Internship: Should I Ask For Relocation Compensation

I've carefully worded my request as such: "As you know, I'm based in X and moving to Y for 3 months would entail non-trivial relocations costs. I was just wondering if I could have some information ...
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Making a job offer to a candidate while privately advising them to decline

I work at a small technology company (12 employees). This past summer I managed a bright, talented intern (a rising college senior) who did great work. My boss (the CEO) and others in the company ...
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Can I use my internship management as a reference if they are pressuring me for future employment?

I am currently employed as an intern at a company I worked for over the summer who encouraged me to stay on board. They extended my internship as a result and have continually asked me if I am ...
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What to do about an intern constantly disturbing work-flow and bothering?

We are small company of 6-8 people, all sitting in one 30 square meter office. A new 19-year-old intern, who works as a programmer, will stay for 6 months. The problem I have with him is that he ...
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Asked for my boss a raise, but never received feedback [closed]

I'm currently working as a trainee in a software development company. In this company there are two programs for trainees: one that pays for 20 hours/week and other that pays for 30 hours/week (...
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My previous employer has asked me to fix a bug in code that I wrote for them

My previous employer wants me to fix a bug in the code I wrote while I was working for them. Should I provide assistance to them—on contract (paid) or for free—despite the fact I am no longer working ...
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Consequences of reneging an internship return offer [duplicate]

I accepted the return offer from my internship company 'A' last month because the deadline they gave me is relatively tight. But I got another better offer from 'B' recently, this is kind of like a ...
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Intern confused about my situation [closed]

I am an intern going through some problems at work and I would really appreciate advice from more experienced people. I am a 4th year applied computer science student interning at a very small e-...
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How to ask for a job offer in a company you did an internship many years ago?

Five years ago I did an internship as a back-end programmer at a company abroad. I had to come back to my home country to finish my undergrad studies, and thus the internship ended. The company said ...
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Recruiter asking the name of the company whose offer I accepted

There are some similar questions that have been asked, but I believe the nature of this situation is slightly more unique. I was recruiting for internship positions at multiple companies. I recently ...
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I'm not sure I can afford my internship. Are there any good options besides quitting?

I've just started a full-time (Mon - Fri) paid internship position in New York that pays me only $100 per week. I'd like to continue in the position but I have concerns about whether I can afford it ...
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Company doesn't know I don't meet an employment requirement, how to handle

I'm an intern at a very large company. I'm still in school and interns at my company are required to be maintain above a particular GPA. In theory, I believe my HR manager is supposed to ask for my ...
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I'm mostly idle at work as I'm rarely set tasks, should I press for more work or do my own thing? [duplicate]

Firstly, I am an intern at a software company. My supervisor is off today and tomorrow, but I've run out of things to do. I'm happy to just code away on my own thing to improve, but I do not wish to ...
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Intern I am working in pair with is slacking and disrupts our work

I am two months into my last internship as a Software Engineer, and the workplace is fine, except for one other intern, who I happen to work in pair with. We work on our own project in the company, ...
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Is it acceptable to request the future employer to extend my internship duration?

I got an offer for an internship from a company who I've interviewed with before. I even restated during my interview and my application that I requested for a 6 months internship program, but they ...
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Is it wrong/unethical to continue looking for Internships even if I already have one

To preface, I am a junior in college with in-progress Computer Engineering and Computer Science degrees. This past summer I worked for a large company doing software work. I thoroughly enjoyed my ...
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Should I quit my computer science internship? [closed]

I have been in this internship program for about a little less than a week. I was hoping to gain some real-life experience in an environment with other programmers (I am a computer science intern). ...
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Handling work between undergraduate and graduate

I have a career fair coming up and I will probably start graduate school next fall. I have two options at this career fair - tell people I can work full time and tell them halfway through that I got ...
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My current progress at my internship and my negative thinking [closed]

This is not in the US. I am currently a final year undergraduate, and part of my undergraduate program is to complete an internship. I started my internship (paid) at a small company from January ...
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Should I apply at a company where my uncle is the head?

I study business computer science at the university and I'm in my 5th semester. We are obliged to do an internship in our studies which takes 4 months. I currently work as a programmer (working ...
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What is this kind of internship called?

During the last summer I was at an internship within a organisation where I had to work with multiple departments. I was tasked to work with one department every two weeks. So on the first two weeks I ...
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When should I ask as an intern for possibility of a full time offer?

I'm currently doing an internship at a place for around half a year, I've been part timing during the semester and working full time during the summer. I've been given more responsibilities as time ...
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Asking about the status of an application [duplicate]

About two months ago I applied for an internship at a company and was asked to complete an online programming test. I passed the test and they followed up with a phone interview a few days later, ...
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I'm working part time as an intern, and my supervisor is leaving. Is it too late to ask about a full time position?

I've been working full time during the summer and part time during the semester under my current supervisor for around half a year. I'm currently a senior in college. She is leaving in 2 weeks. I was ...
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Unpaid CS internship: am I being screwed over? [closed]

I'm currently doing an unpaid "software engineering" internship in the UK and I'm extremely disappointed. I went in with the expectation that I would be working in a team, have regular code reviews, ...
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How to handle interview questions about my terrible compulsory internship? [duplicate]

Between 2014 and 2015, as part of my Bachelor's degree, I took an internship with a local arm of a globally recognised technology company. This was a bad experience for everybody involved: I was a ...
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Getting an interview invitation for an internship instead of the job

I got an email invitation for an interview, but as I recall, I applied for an actual job, not an internship. I wouldn't mind an internship though since I'm also looking for a junior position. Should I ...
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How to respectfully flirt with an intern? [closed]

I'm a project leader in a small (a few dozens employees) Spanish IT company. In one of my projects there is a 22yo female intern (I'm a 29yo male) who I'd like to flirt with. I noticed my attraction ...
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how to tell someone to change careers in a helpful way

I've owned several companies, so I have been exposed to variety of scenarios but I'm a bit at a loss here. We have a new intern studying computer science. Interns are a little bit random because you ...
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How should I go about finding work while my manager is gone on vacation?

I am a summer intern in a technical role at a company. I have one project that I'm working on, in which my manager gives me tasks/things to add to the site and I complete them. However, my manager is ...
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When to print off presentations for the audience?

I will be giving a presentation shortly to some of the higher ups about what I did this summer as an intern. In some student presentations I've seen at University and at conferences, the presenter ...
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Law firm Intern with lack of work to do [duplicate]

I'm currently an intern at a law firm. In the beginning, there was a moderate amount of work to do such as research and translation. However, these days there is no tasks assigned to me all day and ...
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How do I gracefully turn down a job offer at a company that I am still co-oping at?

I am currently a co-op at Company A and they have given me a job offer for permanent employment upon graduation in 9 months. I still have about six weeks of employment on this co-op term with them. I ...
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Is it rude for me to ask for a reimbursement for a Government application my employer asked me to complete?

Background: I'm a University student that was hired for a short-term internship at a startup company in Canada. I have yet to start my employment, but the company has sent me an email requesting ...
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How to communicate by phone that I won't consider an internship position?

My situation is pretty unusual: I graduated about 1 year ago and since then I get called about 1 - 2 times per month by companies that get my phone number from the school from which I graduated. They ...