Questions tagged [internship]

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

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Career Advice - Software engineer at 15 years old

I'm currently in a bit of a wiggle; I am currently employed by the hour at a consulting firm with 6~ other devs employed. Although the company is somewhat successful I am not getting quite the amount ...
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Does a company referral make your job application more competitive, or does it only benefit the referrer?

When applying for an internship there is a section on the form asking if I was referred by a current employee. Although I wasn't referred directly for the internship I have been in contact with a ...
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Intern with high anxiety

Short version: I currently have an intern with rather severe anxiety issues. this makes her nearly unable to speak to me or coworkers. Is there something I can do to help her mitigate this? (it's all ...
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Rejecting Post-Internship Offer

Need an opinion on my current situation. Back to January 2021,I applied for an internship at Company A. I got the position and they gave me contract stating that I have to accept a full time position ...
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Reaching out to employer about different positions

I recently finished an internship and went back to college. Before the internship I thought the position I applied for is what I wanted to do after graduation. However during the internship I found a ...
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Can I mention a very recently started project on my resume?

I'm in my penultimate year. I started working on a project from August 1st under my college professor in collaboration with Samsung research institute. Since it's just been a month, there wasn't much ...
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How can I get job as a self-taught developer with no degree or certification?

I'm 26, an undergraduate in B.A, a year ago I started Python from YouTube, I have finished the course and started doing freelance from Fiverr, did multiple projects, now I am learning JavaScript to ...
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I was assigned a totally incompetent intern but there is no official procedure to report this. Should I make noise about this?

I'm working as a senior developer and my manager told me that I'm been considered for a promotion so I should start getting some experience managing people as it might soon become part of my ...
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Can I apply for several internships?

For context, I'm a computer engineering student. Internships in general require that the applicant has finished their degree up at most 1 year before the application (question: are there internships ...
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Applying for an internship at the same company I completed one

I completed an internship in June this year and the same company have just listed another internship in a different department in which I am interested. The company is not very large, I have ...
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Dealing with a terrible intern who is in consideration for full-time hire

For the last month I've managed an intern in my department. This year will be my 3rd year managing an intern, however my last two years were with the same intern. My first intern was very good at not ...
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How to politely inform I am not interested in a tentative full time offer from supervisor after internship?

I'm currently interning at a company A and my supervisor asked if I would be interested to continue working here. The conversation mainly consisted of him discussing with me if I would be interested ...
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As an intern, how should I discuss about a matter with many supervisors?

I am a newly joined intern at a company. Recently, I was tasked by my supervisor to discuss a matter with supervisors A,B, C and D from another department and get their opinions about it. I have not ...
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No response after accepting the job offer

So I got accepted to an internship from what I can say is my dream company and I am very excited (and also nervous). The interview went well, and the HR staff sent me an offer letter that contains: ...
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Should I request a change of my project in my internship?

I recently had a pre-meet for my internship, where I was assigned a project. The work hasn't started yet and the problem statement given was a little abstract. So I had to research a bit on it and the ...
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(High Schooler) What to do with research idea - R&D internship or Own Startup?

My Background: I am 17 years old and I am currently about to end my junior year in high school. I'm pretty good with CS, having done a lot of projects over the past few years, some of which went to ...
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Using work that was done in an internship to create own product/business

I'm considering an internship offer at a company that does R&D work. If I accept, I'm going to develop some technology in this internship, file a provisional patent in my name, and publish a paper....
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How to apply for jobs while in an internship

I am soon to start an internship which will last 3 months and don't know how to apply for a job which I am also interested in. Additionally, I want to email this person who works at the place (Let's ...
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Should I Accept This Consulting Internship Offer? [closed]

I was recently offered a consulting internship at a management consulting firm. They're not MBB but also not a boutique firm (they have around 1,000 employees worldwide). However, after the interview ...
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Is it possible to work as a remote junior developer?

I've been learning web development for a while and will soon start looking for a job. Unfortunately, opportunities are very scarce where I live, so I'll have to look elsewhere. So, I'm thinking about ...
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Mistake during internship

I've been an intern at a company for a little over a month and I have made a mistake. For context, this same mistake was once made by my manager when I first started and they pinned it on me, so this ...
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I want to get a Java dev internship with no prior cs background and with the help of a technical project to present, I'm not sure of my chances

I obtained my licence in economics but without pursuing because it became obvious I wouldn’t get the career path I wanted so I decided to switch to software development. During my bachelor courses, I ...
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Am I being too hasty about wanting to be recognized?

I have been a intern developer at a multinational company for 7 months now. I was very motivated and satisfied with my position for about 3-4 months, until I realized that there were other full-time ...
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How extensive should a GitHub portfolio be for a CS student with no "real world" experience looking to secure their first internship?

I am a CS student that has reached the senior level of the degree program. As someone with absolutely no "real world" experience in terms of working a job related to computers, I feel that ...
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Can I ask to "audit"/"shadow" a position, if I'm not selected?

I just had an interview. I'm about to send a follow-up email. In that email I'm considering asking if "shadowing" the position is possible, that is the following: I won't be recognized as ...
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Would a HR be displeased if I give her work phone number to my close friend who is keen to apply for a job? [closed]

From last December to January, I interned at a MNC. That company is currently recruiting some roles. My friend is keen to applying for a particular role X, so I gave the HR's contacts details (work ...
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How to inform candidate interns of blacklisted supervisor in a professional way?

In the team where I work, we often have interns conducting their thesis assignment, in an engineering related field on a topic decided by us. The usual procedure is that we interview the candidates ...
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It's been a month since I didn't hear back about a technical evaluation which I was selected for; what do I do?

On February 2nd, I got a Google form in my inbox which required me to fill in details such as internship field preference, duration and start date. The last date for filling this form was February 8th....
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Do interviewers treat interns rude all the time? [closed]

I received an invitation email for a next-day interview and the time scheduled was very bad which was at 12pm, I asked for rescheduling but the HR said they do not have any available slots throughout ...
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Two internship offers - one contingent on funding

I have received two internship offers. One company (company A) gave me a deadline (tomorrow) to accept or decline - although, it's not a formal offer letter. Rather it's an "expression of our ...
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What exactly does 'must possess unrestricted work authorization' mean?

I've been checking out remote USA internships to apply to. Some specifically mention that even though this is a remote internship, they are not hiring candidates from outside the US. But there are ...
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Is a long waiting period for an official offer bad?

I recently received two internship offers that I'm enthusiastic about. One is with a very large Fortune 500 company while the other is a mid sized company. The very large company has sent me a ...
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Correct way of following-up with unresponsive recruiter

I applied to a summer internship position online some 3 months ago. A few days after submission, my application moved to the "review" stage and since then, I have heard nothing from the ...
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Answering the question why my work history has been all short term

In school I had several co-op work terms that were 4 months long. After graduating I've held several short term contracts and in between I worked e.g. retail to pay the bills. I had an interview where ...
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While applying for a potential internship, should I mention to HR that it was my friend (intern there) who gave me the HR's email address?

I have obtained the email address of the HR from my senior (friend) interning at my dream company. As I am also keen to intern at the same company this coming May, in my writing of email to the HR, ...
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How to ask for a different contract after a 6-months internship?

Background I'm a junior developer with a 1 year and 6 months of experience. I'm currently in a start-up (14-20 employees) where I'm working as a web developer on the company's main app/product (it's a ...
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How to build a portfolio in Computer Science? [closed]

I have seen somewhat similar questions to this here but I'm not sure any of them answer what I have in mind so hopefully you good people can be of more help I am currently a second-year Computer ...
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What is auto enrollment?

I applied for a job for a Machine Learning Intern from LinkedIn and then received this auto generated email. Dear X, I am pleased to extend the following offer of Machine Learning Trainee to you on ...
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Software Engineering Internship: Knuckle down and do work or build my portfolio? [closed]

I am currently interning as a software engineer for a medium-large company. I have a lot of autonomy in my role to learn at my own pace with little expectation and oversight, essentially I can take on ...
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Ask when sign-on bonus will be paid

I have recently secured an internship position, and I was offered a salary rate for the duration as well as a signing bonus. I received the offer around October last year, with a start date during the ...
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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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