Questions tagged [internship]

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

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My current progress at my internship and my negative thinking [closed]

This is not in the US. I am currently a final year undergraduate, and part of my undergraduate program is to complete an internship. I started my internship (paid) at a small company from January ...
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Should I apply at a company where my uncle is the head?

I study business computer science at the university and I'm in my 5th semester. We are obliged to do an internship in our studies which takes 4 months. I currently work as a programmer (working ...
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What is this kind of internship called?

During the last summer I was at an internship within a organisation where I had to work with multiple departments. I was tasked to work with one department every two weeks. So on the first two weeks I ...
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When should I ask as an intern for possibility of a full time offer?

I'm currently doing an internship at a place for around half a year, I've been part timing during the semester and working full time during the summer. I've been given more responsibilities as time ...
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Asking about the status of an application [duplicate]

About two months ago I applied for an internship at a company and was asked to complete an online programming test. I passed the test and they followed up with a phone interview a few days later, ...
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I'm working part time as an intern, and my supervisor is leaving. Is it too late to ask about a full time position?

I've been working full time during the summer and part time during the semester under my current supervisor for around half a year. I'm currently a senior in college. She is leaving in 2 weeks. I was ...
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Unpaid CS internship: am I being screwed over? [closed]

I'm currently doing an unpaid "software engineering" internship in the UK and I'm extremely disappointed. I went in with the expectation that I would be working in a team, have regular code reviews, ...
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How to handle interview questions about my terrible compulsory internship? [duplicate]

Between 2014 and 2015, as part of my Bachelor's degree, I took an internship with a local arm of a globally recognised technology company. This was a bad experience for everybody involved: I was a ...
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Getting an interview invitation for an internship instead of the job

I got an email invitation for an interview, but as I recall, I applied for an actual job, not an internship. I wouldn't mind an internship though since I'm also looking for a junior position. Should I ...
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How to respectfully flirt with an intern? [closed]

I'm a project leader in a small (a few dozens employees) Spanish IT company. In one of my projects there is a 22yo female intern (I'm a 29yo male) who I'd like to flirt with. I noticed my attraction ...
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how to tell someone to change careers in a helpful way

I've owned several companies, so I have been exposed to variety of scenarios but I'm a bit at a loss here. We have a new intern studying computer science. Interns are a little bit random because you ...
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How should I go about finding work while my manager is gone on vacation?

I am a summer intern in a technical role at a company. I have one project that I'm working on, in which my manager gives me tasks/things to add to the site and I complete them. However, my manager is ...
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When to print off presentations for the audience?

I will be giving a presentation shortly to some of the higher ups about what I did this summer as an intern. In some student presentations I've seen at University and at conferences, the presenter ...
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Law firm Intern with lack of work to do [duplicate]

I'm currently an intern at a law firm. In the beginning, there was a moderate amount of work to do such as research and translation. However, these days there is no tasks assigned to me all day and ...
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How do I gracefully turn down a job offer at a company that I am still co-oping at?

I am currently a co-op at Company A and they have given me a job offer for permanent employment upon graduation in 9 months. I still have about six weeks of employment on this co-op term with them. I ...
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Is it rude for me to ask for a reimbursement for a Government application my employer asked me to complete?

Background: I'm a University student that was hired for a short-term internship at a startup company in Canada. I have yet to start my employment, but the company has sent me an email requesting ...
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How to communicate by phone that I won't consider an internship position?

My situation is pretty unusual: I graduated about 1 year ago and since then I get called about 1 - 2 times per month by companies that get my phone number from the school from which I graduated. They ...
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Relocated for an internship, still no work permit [closed]

I am a student, and I recently accepted an offer to do an internship in a foreign subsidiary of a big company A. I was due to start some time ago, and was given help (by a third actor B, a company ...
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Developer refuses to try to find a solution

I am an intern/working student and am currently working on a project dealing with continuous integration. However, the code I am loading is not complete so the deploy fails (obviously). The problem ...
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Focus areas and setting the bar when interviewing students

I am being involved into interviewing master students applying for internships into the team where I work, and I am struggling with where to set the bar of my expectations. The internships are about ...
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Tell my boss the reason I want to stay part-time is because I need to finish school before I move & leave the job?

This summer I'm working at a paid internship. As I've performed very well, my employer wants to hire me full time (this pipeline is the reason the company hires interns), but knows I'm going back to ...
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Declining post-internship offer when I already have another full time offer

I am graduating college soon, and have interned at a company (Company A) for multiple years. Aside from this company I have interned at one other. I don't particularly mind working here, but it ...
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How do I word my current internship position on my CV? [closed]

I got a summer internship at a reputable company. I was initially accepted as a software development intern but as of now (a month has passed) I have not worked with any actual code, I have simply ...
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Signals that I should stop trying to solve a team organization problem, as an intern

I am an intern and at work I feel like the largest pitfall of our project is the communication between the team leaders. I am totally comfortable to talk with my direct superiors and my direct team ...
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As an intern, how to reject a job offer? [duplicate]

I've been working the last year as an intern in a large company, with a lot of excellent people and benefits. The place is nice and one of my bosses (I have four different bosses, as I said is a large ...
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Intern salary compared to co-interns substantially lower

I recently started an internship at a pretty large company, however, I've recently learned that I'm making substantially less than my co-interns. I make around $14 an hour, whereas my co-interns make $...
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Internship expected compensation [duplicate]

How should I answer the question about expected compensation on a internship position application? I haven't had any internship experiences before.
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When seeking a reference, is it better to ask a workmate you work closely with, or the most senior person in your team?

I'm about to finish an internship and am starting a search for a new job. I am on a small team, and I am trying to choose from among two people to ask for a reference: my workmate, or the team lead. ...
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No tasks on new job after my integration period finished [duplicate]

A few months ago I got an exciting new job as a Software/Hardware Tester at a nice big company, with lots of opportunities. After I finished my integration here, there were no new tasks for me. I am ...
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Taking an extremely impressive internship off my resume

I am graduate student pursuing my masters. In the summer between my college and graduate school, I interned at a very famous company and worked on an extremely fancy sounding project. The internship ...
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Should I bring attention to my boss about arriving late?

Context I'm in a half-time, remunerated (extracurricular) internship as the result of a collaboration between my university and this company. I was recently extended three months to finish a project. ...
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How can I learn from an internship when I'm not being given hands-on technical work?

My Situation I am an unpaid intern programmer for a new startup. However, I am not being given actual programming work - instead, I have other grunt-work responsibilities that are constantly ongoing ...
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How to go about asking department members for work to do? [duplicate]

So here is my problem, I'm an intern at a fairly large offices. My supervisor and manager are out of the office for at least another 2 weeks and I've finished the work they have set me. Usually I ...
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How to politely ask for my salary at the end of my internship?

Today's the last day of my 3 months internship (as a computer scientist) and I'm supposed to earn ~3.66€/h (~510€/month). The fact is I haven't been paid yet and no one ever talked about money with ...
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Is proof of concept a good thing to do in an internship?

I started my internship recently, in a software company. I joined this place assuming that I will be working on some solid tech stuff that they're already working on. But after joining, I was told to ...
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Is there anything I need to be mindful of when I have multiple interview from same company but different roles?

I have received 3 co-op interviews from same companies,each with different programmer-related role. It is a big cooperation(Top 15 according to Forbes). However, I have no idea if any of these roles ...
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OK to recommend friend at current internship? [closed]

So I just got accepted into the same internship I participated in last year (have good standing), and a close friend has asked for me to recommend them to this one as well. The internship is business ...
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Should I interview for a full time position after accepting an internship offer? [closed]

After graduation, I took an internship role at a construction firm for the summer because I heard call backs take time and I hadn't sent out my resume yet. I start in a few weeks but I just got a call ...
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What to do if i sent an e-mail with unprofessional name to a company that i applied to?

Recently I sent an e-mail that contains my resume to a company that I want to get my internship with. The problem is the e-mail name is not professional and goofy. Should I resend another e-mail using ...
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doing unpaid overtime during internship [closed]

I am currently doing my internship. I am working office hours from 8:30am till 5:30pm. My company doesn't pay any overtime pay. There have been two or so days where I was told that I needed to work ...
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Balancing the problem of teaching junior devs and meeting deadlines

TL;DR: I am having issues maintaining the balance between mentoring junior devs, meeting deadlines as a group, and completing my own work. Read on for more info. For background, I work at a small, ...
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How do I keep new interns motivated and sincere? [closed]

We are having few interns whom we are paying also. The guys are good in terms of knowledge. Because we are investing our resources on them we expected they will take training seriously and start ...
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GDPR - do I have to resend my cv? [closed]

I'm in the UK and have been receiving a lot of emails these past few days about the changes brought about by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I'm currently seeking an internship and ...
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Time wasting Head/MD? [closed]

I've posted several questions previously about a potential lead in terms of securing an internship. Briefly, for the last 4 months I have emailed this head about an internship, the response on both ...
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Asking to change my title from intern

I am currently a paid interned doing software development and prototyping. This is my third year doing this. My first year I had a mentor, however he is no longer with the company. Since then I have ...
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Asking for internship before or after the rejection?

As far as I know, my application will be rejected for a junior developer position, what is the best time to ask for internship? Before applying for a junior position or after the rejection? I'm from ...
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Wasn't hired back after a successful internship. The hiring manager stopped replying to me about a year ago. Should I contact again? [closed]

I had an internship at this awesome company (a growing startup, ~150 employees) in my junior year of college. It seemed like it went really well; I got along great with everyone, my project went above ...
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would I be worse off listing a previous internship on a current internship application as a college student?

I've been applying for internships throughout the year, but I never get any interviews, much less responses. This makes me think that I'm missing something very basic. One of the things that is ...
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How do you remind a HR/CEO that you sent them an email without seeming desperate/bad mannered? [duplicate]

I have applied at a company for an internship this summer. They replied enthusiastically 2-3 days later asking for more details. I sent them a brief description of my projects, my CV and my interest ...
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As a prospective intern, how do I evaluate how easy it would be for me to improve a team's practices?

I've been offered a summer software development internship on a close-knit team of four people. It looks good, except for some very troubling development practices. These include: No version ...

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