Questions tagged [internship]

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

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Is it okay to quit my internship early? [closed]

I just got an unpaid internship at a law firm. It is somewhat helpful for what I want to do with my career but it was not my first choice. I have been there less then a week and when I applied the job ...
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What is expected of interns in software development?

I'm an almost-graduated student that recently got an internship as a backend dev. I was reasonably familiar with the language to be used and my problem solving abilities were decent, so I got the ...
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Should the stipend be paid if working remotely?

So currently I am a final year undergraduate from a university in India and I am doing a research internship at a University in the United Kingdom. The researcher under whom I am working had earlier ...
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Quality assurance vs Software development internship as a precursor to Data Science career

Here is my situation, I'm a bachelors student, and i will soon be enrolling into a data science masters course. I plan on continuing a career in data science. However, i have some free time right now ...
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Telling recruiter about offer from another company?

I'm a college student applying for an internship. Until Monday, I was in the recruiting pipeline for 2 companies. Then, one of the companies extended an offer, which I accepted (for a summer ...
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Work as intern (paid or unpaid) without being a student

I don't have official working experience. I got my master degree in computer science (computational complexity) about 4 years ago. I worked as a freelance translator since my bachelor (2011) and still ...
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Reneging a Summer Internship Offer that I already signed

I received a summer internship offer from a financial firm (however, this was not my top choice) and signed the contract as it was my only possible offer and I have not been hearing back at all from ...
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Doing right by a colleague who IMO was tricked?

I'm part of small organization and this more or less represents my position in the org structure in my part of the company Bob(3)/ Me(1)/ Alice(2)/ Sam(1.5)/ Person1/ ...
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Pursuing a Career in Audio Software Development [closed]

I'm a Second Year Sound Engineering & Production student who, having enjoyed the Audio Software Development module in the first year, is looking to pursue programming as a potential career. Once ...
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How long can I leave it before accepting or declining a job offer?

I just got an offer for a year long internship and I'm very excited about it but I want to be smart about this as I am also mid-way through the application process with a couple other companies. The ...
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How to Approach a Particular Recruiter as a Third-Year Undergraduate

I am a third-year undergraduate applying off-campus for a 2021 internship in a particular company. This company had submitted an INF(Internship Notification Form) to my campus a few months ago, ...
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Internship promised in written form was canceled - how to proceed with company?

My already accepted internship at an IT-company was canceled. The reason they mentioned to me were that almost all employees of the department I was supposed to work in are currently in home-office ...
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Wrong employment dates in a background check

I just got an offer for an internship, contingent with a satisfactory background check. The story is I worked as a temp for a company in beginning 2019 and decided to attend grad school in Jan 2020. ...
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Internship during Master in Technology

I need to do an internship during my post graduation in Computer Science. Can anyone guide me on the procedure of How to arrange for an internship from a good company, that will increase my chances ...
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CEO names COVID-19 affected employee to whole firm [closed]

I work in a French company with ~100 employees. I tested positive for Covid-19, then immediately contacted my N+1 (= direct supervisor) to list the 2 people I have been in contact with at work, with ...
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What reason should I give for no longer wanting to work for my company?

I'm currently working at an internship that started at the beginning of the summer. The internship was only supposed to last for the length of the summer, but my company decided to keep me and a few ...
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Joining a company with bad reputation

I'm going to start an internship with a company that is currently not well-liked in some parts of the world. I am kinda cash-straped, and not doing this internship would put me in a worse financial ...
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Poor Internship Experience - Next Steps

I got an internship of 8 months from January to August. It was for a customer service role and my main job was to use SAP and enter orders for the most part. A lot of emails but overall, it wasn't too ...
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Is this a leave me alone

Pre-covid I had applied speculatively for unpaid internships and had one decision maker write back that he: really didn't have anything suitable at the current time although he: definitely ...
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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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