Questions tagged [internship]

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

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How can I guarantee that an internship offer involving international relocation won't be revoked?

Can I ask a potential employer to add a point in their offer letter explicitly stating that the offer made by him/her shall not be revoked or if he/she could specify the only circumstances under which ...
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How should an intern ask to be hired as permanent?

I am an intern who will finish my internship next month and I would like to be hired as a permanent worker. I do have another one year still to finish on my bachelor, hence I hope I could secure a ...
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Is it normal for a computer science intern to not work with any code or developers?

I am doing an internship at a company. For a while now I really have been disappointed with the sort of work I've been doing. I haven't really gotten to work with any code, with any of the developers, ...
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What is the best way to include a GitHub page in my resume?

I'm a rising sophomore looking for opportunities for my Major and career. I've been told over and over to include my GitHub page in my resume as it's a way for potential employers to gauge my skill ...
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Is finishing my CS degree critical to being employable as a web developer if I already have good experience and an internship? [closed]

I have an ongoing internship on an agile web development team at a company in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list and I've learned great skills and knowledge there such as React, Typescript, and Git. ...
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Inappropriate to ask why job was cancelled?

I recently applied to an internship job posting at a start-up. I received an interview that in my opinion went very well. A few days later on the day that I was to hear back regarding my status I ...
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Is Electronics and Communication engineering a “related field” when applying to software development profiles straight out of college?

My Bachelors is in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) but after university, I'd like to work purely in the software industry. Every company that I aspire to work for almost always has ...
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Buying an expensive keyboard using company's WFH funds

I am a student and recently got selected as an intern in a big tech corporation. The corp announced that the internship would be virtual (work-from-home - WFH) and we along with all the regular ...
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How to decline a summer job (after a successful internship) that doesn't align with my career plans?

I’m a photography major, and this past semester I was fulfilling my internship requirement at an art museum. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the museum was forced to shut down, and my position in the ...
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How to find companies without going through recruitment agencies?

I'm currently studying embedded systems engineering (think software engineering but instead of apps it's IoT) and I'm having a lot of trouble finding potential companies for internships. There doesn'...
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New on job & uncomfortable with profanity

My friend recently started an Intern-to-Hire position at a Fortune 500 software company. She was placed on a team working with 3 other people, and she's doing actual coding work (unlike other ...
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Company was offering paid internships, but is now in a hiring freeze; do I suggest candidates consider unpaid?

My company was offering two paid internships (hourly rate, no benefits) to students in Masters programs. We found an excellent candidate early on, who I will call C1. When their interview process was ...
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What do I do when my fellow worker tries to degrade me?

I am a master student and an intern in a company. I have joined a company 11 months ago. After completing my first project (after about 6 months) which was a successful project, the company became ...
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Summer Internship Postponed Due to COVID 19 - Keeping in Contact With Company throughout Shelter in Place

Prior to the COVID 19 outbreak in the US I had a summer engineering internship at a company in Portland, Oregon. As the situation has rapidly progressed over these past few weeks the company has ...
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Joining open source projects

I hope anyone could give me their opinion or recommendation. I'm a PhD student from a life science field. But I have been teaching my self python and a little bit of MATLAB for the last few months. I ...
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Possibility of cancelling Summer Internship at a start-up due to COVID-19

I recently got an internship offer at a start-up for Summer. Here is the offer I received on March 14. The team really appreciated meeting with you, and we would like to extend you an offer for ...
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Do you think COVID-19 will affect paid internship opportunities? [closed]

Right before the outbreak started, I got a paid internship from the government through my university. I'm supposed to find a company till the end of May but I'm worried that companies might not accept ...
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Finding a job with non certificates after PhD

I'm a PhD student in my first year. My field is biology but I've been using python and some libraries such us: Numpy, Pandas, statistics, SciPy and BeautifulSoup for analyzing, processing and ...
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Declining [potential] internship extension offer? [duplicate]

I started a 4-month internship in January and wanted some opinions on declining an extension. Back in November when I interviewed, my manager mentioned that they were wanting to hire for 8-months, ...
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How do I respond to a monetary award from CEO?

I am an engineering student and an intern at a company in Canada. I have worked on some projects so far. I have always tried to do my best, have a good impact on companies grows as an R&D. I ...
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How to apologize for responding late to an internship offer?

I had cold emailed an organization a couple of months ago in May to ask for an internship, and while they did not have openings then, they did contact me this February about an internship offering, ...
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Internship broken off before contract - no payment

My friend (university student) was supposed to work with a businessman/lawyer for her internship this year, and before any contract was signed, she worked ~40 hours for him. He promised they would ...
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Did I schedule my onsite too late (intern dev role)

I applied for a intern position at a London office (an SV company) not in my home country in December and I did get an invitation for an onsite (travel covered by them) 2 weeks ago. The recruiter ...
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Transition from intern to permanent staff

I am interning in an Actuarial Consulting firm and will end around March this year. I intend on securing a job in the same firm as the internship is my final semester. How do I approach my supervisor ...
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Remote data science internship [closed]

I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Data Science. I am looking for a summer internship to gain industry experience. I don't see any internship opportunities in my area. It's just a small college town. Currently,...
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Are internships useful for a career switch?

Suppose that someone in their 30s seeks a career switch. Perhaps they have worked in science/academia before and are looking to get into programming or something else for which their skills overlap ...
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Should I keep connected with my mentor from company where I previously interned

I am an undergraduate. In my internship last summer, I did my job well and I could feel that he genuinely liked and recognized me. He was great and I was in a great team. However, I always want to try ...
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How to answer a question related to my plan upon completion of internship given my circumstances?

I am a new grad, and I'm offered an interview for internship by one of my dream companies related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The reason why I applied for internship is that I'm ...
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What to do when I am still waiting on an offer?

I am currently employed at a company as an Intern. I have been interning for a while and my work has been praised by my colleagues and manager. I brought up a request for an offer to my manager ...
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Adding internships to resumes preemptively

Something that I have noticed on LinkedIn is that people add their internships for the summer before they start them. I have found an internship for the summer but am now looking for fall internships ...
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Should I apply to Junior Developer jobs despite being in my penultimate year of my Software Engineering studies?

I am 19 and am a student in my second year of Software Engineering. Although I have no experience, I am trying to build programs using Unity and put it on Github to show employers that I have a ...
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How do I correctly find my exact job title?

I am a college student with no prior work experience in the industry. I applied for a n internship as "Technical Intern" but later on they sent me an email saying the job I applied for is no longer ...
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Reapplying for an Internship I turned down few weeks ago

I was looking for internships as a software engineer and got one but I was given 4 days to consider and reply to the offer. While during that time I was interviewing with some other company and that ...
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Is not having friends at work normal?

I am an international student and I have got my first job as an intern at a company in Canada. I sometimes think that I am not good at communication and making friends. I have very little friends at ...
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How to appropriately quit a “bad” unpaid internship?

Let me preface this by noting, I put the quotations around bad because it's how I feel about the experience, I understand this may be a "good" opportunity for someone else. I started working this ...
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Reimbursed more than my travel expenses for interview

For the second round of my internship interview, I took an Uber to the airport, then I was flown to the site and flown back in a chartered jet, and I took an Uber back home. The company paid for the ...
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How to accept internship offer but keep the ability to renege?

Where most questions on this topic are about how to tell a future employer that the applicant is no longer interested in the offer, I'd like to know: how can I accept an offer for an internship with ...
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Obscure technical questions in interview for internship

I'm a graduate engineering student in France, on the last year of my degree. As is customary in most (if not all) French engineering schools, I'm looking for a 6-month-long internship to complete my ...
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Am I a bad intern? Pls tell me [closed]

Ok so here is the thing. I'm currently doing an internship (for school) with one of my friends and our colleagues are her brother, his best friend and a family friend. no matter what I do there is ...
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Will interning in a small company on a more interesting subject hurt my career?

I am a M.S student in data science/machine learning. I will have to start an end-of-studies internship in a few months. I have several offers in my area and am at a loss about which ont to choose. My ...
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What is the work experience in internship?

I'm a Junior student. And I want to apply for some internships. But, a few internships said that you must write down your work experience. This part is a requirement. Actually, I think it's hard ...
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Switching internship subjects after the interview

Yesterday, I went to an interview with a well-known foreign technology company which has some activity in my country (France), for my end-of-studies internship. There were three internship subjects ...
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Should I tell recruiter where I have decided to go?

I accepted an offer from Company A. Company B is asking where I decided to go and what made me make that decision. Is there any harm to letting them know?
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I am not getting good vibes from the interviewer for an internship

I just had an interview for an internship the other day and I felt that the interviewer was a little rude and did not appreciate the skills that I possessed. During the interview, he asked me to ...
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I accepted a new job starting a few months from now. How do I keep my current job until then?

Some background, I'm an intern at a big company in the US. When I got my internship over a year ago, I did so with the understanding I'd get offered a job once I graduated. In the last few months, it'...
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Lack of communication from HR after internship offer? [duplicate]

I'm in college and I am searching for software engineering internships for the summer. I received a phone call and written offer from a big, local company about three weeks ago. The position starts in ...
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When should I tell my employer that I don't plan on staying after my internship?

I am a PhD student in the UK due to start a three-month internship in a startup within the next two weeks. When I was made an offer (a couple of months ago), the company pushed very hard to offer me a ...
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How can I ask for help with my handicap not being able to write?

I'm a software engineering student that will be starting an internship soon. But I got a big disability that can't be seen. I can read text perfectly but I can't write on paper (which is usually not a ...
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Paid Internship nowhere near my field of study

It's a mandatory part of my degree (electrical engineering) to take part in several internships and so I joined a company (big corporation) that offered an internship directly at my school. However, ...
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Asking a previous manager for a reference when they want me back

I worked as an SE intern for about a year at a large local company, before leaving to finish my degree. I left the company on excellent terms, and made it clear that reapplying to the company upon ...

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