Questions tagged [internship]

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

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Coop working in field unrelated to my interests looking to make the most of my experience [closed]

I am a college student on a cooperative internship, and I have had quite a rough time. I got a job I applied for without intending to take because the pay was good. The job was in a more mathematical ...
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What would be the most appropriate time to ask for a raise for my summer job? Or would it not be appropriate at all?

I am a 20-year old college student and I'm just about to finish up my third year before going home for the summer. I worked as an intern last summer and during my winter break as a programmer. As ...
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Are Employers more likely to hire someone with “developer bootcamp” experience vs. Self-Learning? [closed]

Can attending developer bootcamps such as DevCamps, AppAcademy, be considered enough real-world experience for employment? How useful is attending these types of schools as preparation for employment? ...
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How to get an internship, or something like one, long after college

Some particulars, to be followed by a generalized, yet specific question: I got my BA (in English) 6 years ago. I had been an occasional programming dabbler since 1995-ish (HTML/CSS/JavaScript, ...
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How important is a recommendation letter for the employer?

I applied for an internship opportunity with several private companies, and one of them got back to me over the phone. During the conversation, the HR manager mentioned in passing that they were ...
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How can we deal with the discouraging nature of a supervisor causing a promising intern to leave?

We are a startup company and have employed a final-year engineering student for a 6-month internship. During the first month I used to interact with him regularly, but for the past 2 months I have not ...
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How can I followup on an additional internship with the same company after not hearing back from them?

Two years ago, I interned at a company over the summer. Everything went well, and at the end of things they informally invited me to work for them again. About a month ago, I decided to see if they ...
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Accepted offer for an internship - would rather have a different position in the same company now - should I just forget about it?

I accepted an offer for an internship in a company I am really excited to work for. However, I have come to realize that I am much more interested in a different internship position in the company. ...
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Should I contact my future employer occasionally if I have several months before I start work?

I am a college student graduating this semester. I was fortunate to be hired by the company that I interned at over the summer. The thing is that the last contact I had with my HR contact was 2 ...
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Student Internships: Should I explain why I am taking so long to finish school in cover letter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I explain a 2 year gap in obtaining a degree due to dropping out and then returning? I've been doing my engineering degree since 2007. I did very poorly on my first ...
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Applying for an American internship as a foreign student living in Germany

I am a Bosnian student living (and being born) in German, yet I didn't want to get the German citizenship. Currently I am studying computer science and mathematics nearing my Bachelor's degree. In my ...
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Is it futile to look for an internship while still in high-school?

I have not yet begun my secondary education (I'm still in high-school and have about 1 year to go), and I was wondering if I would have any chance at finding an internship in IT, such as a developer ...
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Internship Problem [closed]

I am an intern in a big company at my country and i am under the IT application department. I have been stuck with the same programming task for so long and I still don't have an idea on how to solve ...
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Multiple Internships as a Student

I am a second year student and I'd like to ask about internships. I'm not entirely sure yet what sub-branch of my field I want to pursue later and what I would like is to have as many internships as ...
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How can I get off on the right foot with a new intern?

I'm tasked with training the new intern who is about to start on my team. I've never trained anyone before; how can I ensure we get off to a good start? I want him to feel like he can come to me with ...
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Should I Quit My Internship? [closed]

I am currently employed as an intern at a start-up, and I really like the work I do. It is very relaxed, low stress, but I just got a paid job. I am a programmer/web developer. My new job isn't as ...
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Leaving an internship early?

So, I undertook an internship abroad as as I wanted a challenge and something which would look great on my CV. It's for a year, and I'm around 6 months in, but recently I've been having mixed ...
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Discussing salary for the first time - Intern

Amounts will be mentioned to give a better understading of the situation. After 4 months in of my 6-month long internship. My boss said they want me to stay with them. I will be graduating some time ...
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Should time spent as a paid intern count towards Professional Work Experience?

My Masters Degree consisted of 3 semesters of coursework+lab work and then a 6 month full-time, paid internship in a large company. My Internship was in the field of my studies, and I had to submit a ...
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Is it acceptable to slack off and how can I get more work to do?

I am an intern at a software development company. I often find myself slacking off, which I tried to justify by thinking it was because I am only assigned one task and there is no pressure or ...
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Would it be rude to request a (paid) work placement?

I'm currently a university student in my 3rd year of a 4 year degree. Last summer, the University offered paid work placements and I found myself working for a local software company for a small ...
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How do I address a cover letter if I can't find out who is responsible for hiring?

I am trying to write a cover letter for an IT internship at an energy company, but cannot find any information on who is responsible for hiring interns. How do I address the cover letter?
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Code of conduct/best behaviours between the mentor and the mentee [closed]

As an intern at a software company, I always wondered what the code of conduct is between the mentor and the mentee. There were times when I reached the thin line of appearing too "in-your-face" and ...
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What are some best practices for creating an internship opportunity?

I'm in the fun position of getting to do some pie in the sky planning and advice giving. I certainly have my own opinions, but wanted to get ideas from the community. Here's some useful facts: the ...
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Unpaid Internship (USA) Employer Requirements

What are obligations/responsibilities a volunteer/non-profit organization desiring to have an unpaid internship position should consider? Note: this pdf from the department of labor discusses what ...
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Converting Intern to full time, but can't be in the same team I wanted to be

I am a C++ guy and a right out of college (Masters, graduating DEC 2012). I gave my interview for a storage Domain Company, last April and coded close to 2000 lines in C++, as a part of interview ...
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How do I argue for a 3-day, 30 hour workweek?

I am currently working full time as an intern, but now want to switch to 3-days-a-week in the fall. It is to continue finishing my graduate studies. However, the VP who is 2 levels above me doesn't ...
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What are key differences between an “interview -> fulltime” and “intern -> fulltime” job offer process?

Situation: There are a lot of online resources discussing the traditional job offer process, covering the resume, to the phone interview, to an on-site interview, to a job offer and negotiation ...
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Negotiation for Fulltime Conversion After Internship [closed]

How should one who has held multiple internships with a large company of 50k+ employees negotiate salary on eventual full-time job offers (having documented excellent performance via internal systems)?...
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In an exit interview, (how) do I tell my manager about my replacement's lack of skills?

I'm a software engineering co-op that's finishing my term in the next few days. I've worked solo on a decently sized project that seems to have garnered some interest from my co-workers. I really like ...
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Will an unpaid internship be considered experience for getting a paid internship?

I am currently a major in computers and information technology with a concentration in web development. I have the education but I don't have much work experience. Right now the only web development ...
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How can a recent graduate get an international internship?

I have just finished my Advanced Diploma in Computing, and I am currently looking for an internship. I live in Libya and Software Development here is dead. If I stay here, then I am certainly doomed....
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How do I tell one interviewer about another potential job?

As a high school student, I was unable to get into any of my local college's classes before they filled up, so I decided to gain some professional experience through a job or internship. I applied to ...
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How do I deal with non-responsive recruiters for internships?

A little background: I'm a CS junior at college and I've been lucky enough to be at an exciting internship program with an amazing company, but I'm extremely irritated at the application process for ...
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Should I reply to unsolicited recruitment emails?

As a university student with 4 month internship experience in telecommunication corp before, I received an email from one of the mobile & wireless related company (I did submit my resume to them ...
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Is it risky to invite a senior member of the company to coffee, if I'm an intern?

According to this site, one good thing for an intern to do is to invite a senior member to coffee and learn from their skills. This sounds a bit unusual. Is it really good advice?
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Marketing myself in fields in which I have no direct experience

I am an older college student with extensive professional experience in the audiovisual industry currently seeking summer internships. I would be very interested in working with electrical contractors/...
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How should I handle a resume submission that did not occur when I said it would?

A couple of weeks back I discussed submitting a resume for a potential internship with an employee of the company in question, who said he had spoken to the relevant department head and had been told ...
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Value of working onsite versus remotely in a programming internship

I received an offer for a summer internship that's on the other side of the country from my university. I have the option of working remotely, and since I'm having trouble finding someone to sublet ...
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How, as an intern or summer student, do you deal with a situation where you are denied opportunities because of your temporary status?

I've worked in a number of internship/summer roles/student schemes and one problem I have come across is that often, opportunities including interesting tasks and training courses are denied to ...
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How do I ask my boss to pay for an expense?

I'm possibly going to get an internship at a company this summer, and since its a unpaid internship, I have no real way of paying for a bus pass to get to work every day. Is there a way to politely ...

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