Questions tagged [internship]

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

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Working with another intern who does nothing? [duplicate]

I'm working as a software engineering intern at a corporate company. I'm ecstatic for this opportunity and trying my hardest to read code, ask questions, make mistakes and learn. However, I'm paired ...
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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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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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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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Bad review for my first internship - not convinced!

I am in the middle of my first ever internship in the computer field. I just got a final performance review from my immediate project lead who happens to be a contractor who joined along with us. ...
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Office Space Dilemma For My Interns

I would like to get around five interns (for programming and digital designing purposes) to work with me and actually like to push them to become skilled workers and then hire them later on. I'm ...
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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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A student “completes” 2-week project in 3 hours and lies about doing it himself [closed]

Edit and disclaimer: this is not US, and the usage of the word "internship" below is incorrect. It does not refer to an US internship (as I was informed below it means something different). As this is ...
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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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Intern seems uninterested at work internship [closed]

I have an intern at work right now - I'll name him Kyle - who seems uninterested in the field. He's been here for almost 9 months now. I had provided Kyle some cheatsheets for work, and taught him a ...
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Politely asking for more work as an intern

I'm a student in college, currently in my 3rd year of my 4 year study. This year means I have to complete an internship, followed by a minor. I have barely any experience in the language I'm working ...
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Asked to “Keep an Eye” on Female Colleague when Working Alone with Other Male

I work at a large, multinational corporation in the US. Other clarifying details will follow my question. At my workplace, we have an office, upstairs, a lab downstairs, and a data center contained ...
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How to handle a silly assignment in internship? [closed]

I'm currently doing an internship at a medium to large sized company, think 100+ employees, spread over multiple countries to give you an idea. My school has sent me a bit of a silly assignment, that ...
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Intern couldn't complete the dissertation and failed his exam. Should his manager feel responsible? [closed]

I am currently managing an intern. I found out that he failed his exam because his dissertation project was incomplete. He is indirectly blaming us saying that 3 weeks was not enough time to do his ...
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How to handle a non-motivational manager? [duplicate]

The manager at my current workplace has kind of a way to handle the "finished task" conversation, which goes like this : Me: Sir I just did big feature. Manager: And I guess other big ...
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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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How to deal with an intern who puts no effort in her work?

There is an intern who I am responsible for this summer. But apparently she isn't interested in the job. I gave her a research assignment which is needed for her following assignments. I told her ...
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Internship that pays expenses only, not receiving their expenses? What can I do? [closed]

I am currently completing an unpaid internship at a fashion company. I have a contract for 6 months, however I was told this could be extended, and I am currently in my 5th month here. I am supposed ...
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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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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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Asking company for pick-up service

I am a student and recently completed an internship at a big software company in Germany. Last week I injured myself badly and finding it difficult to walk. I have my presentation next week at the ...
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Is it unethical for an unpaid intern to arrive late frequently?

First of all, I'm not technically an intern. I'm in my final school year and to pass it, I have to program an application for a company with a partner. This is a seperate project, so we're not ...
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Negotiating the use of speech recognition at work

I am applying for summer internships as a software engineer intern (the typical duration is around three months) in the USA. I need to use speech recognition for medical reason: I have some temporary ...
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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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Is it appropriate to talk to the supervisor about the lousy internship program?

A little background: I'm part of a highly credited internship program. For a fair amount of students who are accepted, this is a 2 year program. Each internship is 6 months long and they are at ...
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Should I ask for a raise one month before the end of an internship?

I am an intern at a small (~100 employees) software company in Europe. I am part of a team of 6 people (myself included) which develop the main logic that drives our product. One of the six team ...
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My boss says I lack communication skills. What does this mean and what should I do?

I am on a 12 month internship. I am a bit introverted and English is my second language. My manager told my prof that I am doing fine but I am not good at communication. I was wondering if you could ...
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How to leave a good impression on a candidate who breaks down and ends up crying during an interview?

Imagine you are interviewing a candidate with someone else (for an internship*) who becomes nervous enough that they break down to the point of tears, resulting in a "no hire" because they cannot ...
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Are endorsements for skills on LinkedIn something that HR people look at?

I am a senior at a University and soon I will be looking for a full time job as Software Engineer (hopefully). I was wondering - how critical are endorsements on LinkedIn? It seems that one's ...
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Intern - how to deal with situation when my current project is on hold and I do not have more tasks to do in software industry?

I'm currently a software development intern, and I've been in this company for almost 2 years. I really enjoy the office atmosphere here. My supervisor gives me a lot of space and freedom in terms of ...
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How to Motivate Interns

We are a local gov't organization, who gets batches of Interns to help with specific help desk. These Interns are college students from local university who are required to do internship. If they have ...
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Why can I not get ahold of HR to followup on an internship application status? [closed]

I have tried on multiple occasions to call the Human Resources department regarding my internship applications, only to be continuously (total of three phone calls over two days) turned down at the ...
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Leaving internship early for full-time opportunity [closed]

I am in the middle of my 1-year internship at the moment and I am quite satisfied. Although things are nice here, I have no interest in continuing here as full-time. Considering that, I have been ...
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How do I handle friends asking for second chance at an interview I set up that they refused?

Recently a kickass tech company offered internships when they visited our campus. Everyone applying for the internship was to go through the campus' screening process before they would make it to the ...
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How to network to the CEO as an intern?

I'm an intern at a well-known technology company. It isn't ridiculously big (like Google or Facebook) where I would barely see chief level executives every once in a while. Here, I do every so often. ...
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Is an internship ending considered a termination, a layoff, or a resignation?

I had an internship, and it ended as normal. I put it on my resume as a job since this is my first real "job" in the field I am pursuing. My resume does not list the reason for leaving the job -- this ...
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Is it appropriate to negotiate for an internship position?

I tried to find a clearcut answer to this question, but after searching for a while on the site I decided to post it. I've read through many informative answers on general salary negotiations and have ...
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Am I letting my interns down?

I'm a developer tool and infrastructure engineer on a team that looks like so. Job level(seniority) in the company in parenthesis Bob(3)/ Me(1)/ Intern-1(0) Intern-2(0) Alice(...
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I've just started an internship and have realised that I am disorganised and inefficient at work

I have had my current job for two weeks and it is an internship at a software company that makes financial products. It is an excellent workplace with smart people and a good atmosphere. I got the job ...
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Showing Gratitude for “Free” Carpooling in Germany

I grew up in the United States and am still pretty unfamiliar with German customs and social interactions. I am currently working as an intern in a moderately large company in Germany. It's about a 40 ...
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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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As an intern, how much time can I expect from full-time employees and is it appropriate to ask for more?

I'm a summer intern in software development and heading into my sophomore year of college. I feel vaguely unsatisfied with my performance in this internship: I feel like relatively straightforward ...
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Boss calling my personal phone outside of working hours [closed]

I'm 5 months into my first internship as a software developer, and I am satisfied at my current place. The only problem I have is what I consider a lack of professionalism: two coworkers message and ...
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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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Wondering if my expectations are too high?

About five weeks ago, I began an internship at a small (~ 35 total employees) software development company. I am a non-traditional CS student in that I went back to school after starting a family and ...
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I'm not sure I can afford my internship. Are there any good options besides quitting?

I've just started a full-time (Mon - Fri) paid internship position in New York that pays me only $100 per week. I'd like to continue in the position but I have concerns about whether I can afford it ...
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Would it be acceptable to take over an intern's project?

I work for a small start-up company as a software developer. I'm usually given quite a bit of freedom when it comes to choosing tools I work with, how I manage my working hours etc., as long as how I ...
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I did an internship 6 years ago in Beijing, but due to timezone difference a Background Check company refuses to call them. How do I ask for “Proof”? [closed]

I got a job offer and currently undergoing a background screen, which includes verifying past employment. So far I am good to go, but they have yet to verify a random unrelated internship I did 6 ...
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How do I list an internship on my resume?

This summer I'm working a full-time, 9-5, paid internship at a major company. Since the position is full time, I'm not entirely sure how to list it on my resume. How do I list an internship on my ...
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Is it okay to ask for a week off between an internship and part-time work? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineering intern and so far I've completed 12 of 13 weeks of my internship. So far I've only missed one day due to car trouble. Recently my internship was extended part time until the ...

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