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Questions tagged [internship]

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

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Refusing job offer after intership due to career growth [closed]

The main question: Is it advisable to refuse a job offer in a place you've worked as intern, if you fear it could be uninteresting, poor in terms of career growth, and generally not the best thing ...
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How to stop feeling useless [duplicate]

I have been working for my current company for 5 months. I work as a software developer, I also fix some bugs on the company's web if I'm asked it. Some background: I've studied IT, but nothing ...
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Maths beyond my ability to do efficiently, do I ask for help or take the time to solve it myself? [duplicate]

I was hired as an intern software developer and I'm finding myself in a situation of working with a lot of complicated physics formulas and being left to figure out the maths by myself. I understand ...
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How to handle unclear situation about salary? [closed]

I started an internship in this company about 3 months ago. Everything went fine, and when it ended, they proposed me to extend the internship, this time with another contract. Now, the terms of the ...
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How to ask current company if they want to hire me and how to handle different company offer [duplicate]

I'm currently doing an internship in a company. Supposedly, after finishing the internship they are going to hire me, that's what the told me when I first had the interview, but the thing is that I ...
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How to present Intern positions in LinkedIn Work Experience? [closed]

I have gained many intern positions (> 10) last years, but now, working in positions which those intern positions prepared for. I merged my work experience like the following in my many CVs and ...
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Wrote the wrong date in a reply to accept an interview, should I point it out?

I recently got an email offer for a phone interview for a summer internship, and when I replied I wrote something along these lines: I'm available during xx:xx-xx:xx this Wednesday, the 8th and xx:...
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Is it okay to go to an interview for another company while I'm on a trial period? [closed]

I know there's a similar thread to this, however I feel like I'm in a different position since I'm only officially tied to my current company for the next month (they may or may not extend my ...
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Managing up to an intern [closed]

I have about ten years of professional engineering work experience. I'm working full time on a long term project with a huge client who has delegated the vast majority of my project management to an ...
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Currently an intern and another intern position has opened up with higher pay [closed]

I hope this is not a duplicate due to my 'different' situation as an intern: I am classified as an intern where I am currently working, but I have been here for over a year now. I am basically a part-...
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Talking to other candidates during salary negotiation with the employer? [duplicate]

I received a return offer after my internship and am in the negotiation phase. Is it appropriate to reach out to my intern friends to discuss the offer? I currently don't know whether they also got a ...
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Is it appropriate to ask permission to record a documentary in a company you're working at?

I've just started a new internship (trial period) and a friend of mine is doing a project to document the lives of working people. He asked me if he could document me which I agreed on, however he ...
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Science job requesting portfolio, not resume

I want to apply to an internship related to growing plants in closed containers that look more like art objects than indoor plants. The job listing says to send a 'motivation letter and portfolio to' ...
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Lack of chairs in internship office causing discomfort

I'm an intern in a company (let's call it ABC Company) that offers outsourcing for banks, and we work in the banks, we are almost never in the company office, we are about 10 developers working in a ...
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Hiring Manager sent an interview request without mentioning the job posting - Is it okay to ask for job description?

I'm a student studying Computer Science. My university has an online job website where faculty and professors post job interviews for full time students to apply to (work-study positions). A bunch of ...
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Is it okay to ask for a job guarantee at a company after an internship?

I am currently on an unpaid internship at quite a well known company (company A). When I started the internship I was told that I would probably end up getting a job at the end of my internship and ...
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What do I do if I wasn't paid in full for my work? [closed]

Background: Internship in Ohio, USA with agreed upon stipend of $5,000 for the summer semester. The following was sent as an email regarding payment in the contract: Please ensure the student ...
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Is it possible to be something like an “experienced” intern?

I'm a software engineer and team lead, with several years of experience that during the last 2 years was enrolled in an international Master program in Computer engineering. In a few months I will ...
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Some questions about the relevance of internships and looking for jobs

I am a second-year master's student in my program. I specifically chose to study at the school I am at right now because of its location, especially its proximity to think tanks, NGOs, and government ...
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How to send a follow-up to an interviewer after a Skype interview (not given their e-mails)?

I have an upcoming Skype interview with two directors of a company. If they don't give their e-mails to you after the interview, how would you send a thank you note or follow-up? Would sending a ...
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Should I stay working as an Intern more than I have to? [closed]

Sorry if something is written wrong. I'm a native Spanish Speaker. I am a student of the last semester of computer engineering and in my university they ask for 6 months of being a pre professional ...
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What's a polite way to ask if the interview would be face-to-face or Skype?

A company just asked me if I'm available for an interview but did not mention whether it's a face-to-face or Skype. I wanted to ask if she wants a Skype interview or prefers I went to her office? I'...
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Internship is almost over, need to start hinting at being hired on permanently

My current internship will be over in just a few months (December). At that time, it's quite possible that I'll be offered a permanent position. If offered the job, I will most likely take it. ...
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Should I inform my manager at current internship that I will be interviewing for my next internship?

EDIT: This has been flag as duplicate, however the other post does not address the context of 1) internship and 2) no overlapping conflict (I am not leaving a job for another). While I understand that ...
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How to reply when a company rejected your Skype interview request?

So I got an e-mail from a company on a different state. Although it's still possible for me to travel there with a flight, it's not something that I could easily afford, especially for a first round ...
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Should I tell my internship employer I am going to a university career fair?

I am currently working at a paid internship prior to my final year in college. My university is holding a career fair soon, but it's in the middle of the work day and work week. Even if I am ...
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Send application email again to avoid being overlooked

I am a second-year master's student. All of my courses are in the evenings, and I am looking for a part-time internship or job for me to do before I attend classes in the evening. There is an ...
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Is it OK for an intern to leave work early if the day's work is done? [duplicate]

I am an intern at a small company. Today I came in, discussed the project I am doing with my internship coach and started doing the documentation and thinking of solutions to the project. At 16-00 I ...
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Applying for internships - should I include 3 days' work experience from Year 10?

Back in year 10, I did 3 days of work experience (the school made all students do work experience). I am now a university freshman applying for internships, and am not sure whether to include it on my ...
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update resume/LinkedIn after starting a new job?

I just finished my final year internship at a company A, I was offered a job (by the same company) and I accepted it. I'll be continuing to do what I have been doing during my 6 months internship but ...
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I am doing a 3-6 month internship, how do I ask for the job at 3 months?

I am currently on an unpaid internship that I was told was more of a 'training period' at a company; I was told that the internship will turn into full time employment and that the internship would ...
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Appropriate way to ask to be paid for a non-paid internship?

I've been out of college and have a few years of professional working experience. Due to some genuine health issues, I have taken more than a year off from working and now I am ready to ease back into ...
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Intern to Full-Time, placed as contractor until hiring freeze is over [closed]

While attending a local Community College, I accepted an internship with a company. Fast Forward 6 months the company offered me a full time position. (w00t w00t) This is where things get tricky. ...
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Seeking an internship after having a full-time position at the same company?

Would it be appropriate to apply for a co-op/internship after I had previously worked at a company as a regular, full-time employee? After high school, I worked as a software developer without going ...
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How to thank internship supervisor and their boss for not firing me?

I had an internship this summer and for the first half of the summer I kind of blew it. I was constantly late and overall just a bad employee. I would have fired me and plenty of other people in HR ...
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What time to leave on last day of internship? [closed]

Some context: I'm an intern at a small Silicon Valley startup. Tomorrow is my last day. My exit meeting with HR is set at 11 am, and I have to turn in all equipment (laptop, badge, etc) then. HR has ...
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intern paid for strip club with client on company card, what to do? [closed]

Posting anonymously obviously...this is a very sticky situation. So I manage a sales team and an intern on my team often takes clients out, both during and after working hours. I just got an expense ...
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How do I make an intern understand the importance of reporting issues?

So, I have an intern/junior at work (the positions are rather fluid) who hardly reports back when issues come up. For example, they had a bunch of task where a script essentially halves the workload ...
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Should my supervisor treat me (an unpaid intern) like a paid worker?

I'm in one week in my unpaid internship of six weeks in marketing. I already made a post about how I thought I was a bad intern, but after looking at others posts something bothered me. A lot of ...
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How can I ask my manager if he is upset at me

I work as an software engineering intern in my free time and summers at a small startup. Management has consistently asked me to continue, giving me several raises. However, for some time my direct ...
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Am I a bad intern? [closed]

So it's been one week since I started an internship of 6 weeks in a communication and marketing department and I already feel like I'm doing a bad job. I have this dread feeling that it's not going ...
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How to ask for more work to do [duplicate]

I am currently doing a short internship for a month at a games developers that may result in a part-time job at the end. I am generally a fast worker, and often complete tasks way before people expect ...
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How to tell a sales rep that you've been taken off a project?

I'm an intern at an electronic device company. My group (Team A) was interested in switching software and wanted to do an evaluation. I was put on the task of evaluating the vendors/Open Source ...
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Not being paid agreed upon amount and no one is helping me. What do I do? [duplicate]

Currently intern in Ohio, USA. Working for the summer only. Job ends this week. I cannot quit because this is for college credit. I agreed to work for a stipend and am now am being paid hourly. I am ...
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How should I figure out if I am in trouble if my coworkers stopped reviewing my code?

I'm an intern working on a project with my mentor Alice and other coworkers Bob and Carla. Bob and Carla are the people most familiar with the project. Initially, Bob and Carla were happy to give ...
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Horrible internship experience from bad supervisor evaluation and fears

I just interned for a company and have had a horrible experience. This is my first internship and my supervisor was not good at managing me (with one of the C-Suite and HR even telling me that he was ...
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Is it unethical to ask your unpaid film crew to donate to the location?

I've been interning for a small web series gig for about a year. I originally did it to get course credits, and stayed under the promise of eventual pay. There is no budget so nobody is being paid, ...
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How can I ask when my internship ends?

This is my second time interning at this company; last year I interned throughout the summer, and my internship was then extended until January. I accepted an internship offer with the company again ...
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Is it wrong to work from home and not clock in? [closed]

I just started a software development internship and I'm working on two really fun projects. Project A is self assigned to help me learn a new language and environment, and B is the same thing but a ...
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Will applying for vacation directly after my probation period carry negative consequences? [closed]

I am a fresh graduate and currently stuck in a dilemma. My family has planned 2 holiday trips. One will be in December and another one in February. The trip in December has a duration of 7 days, while ...