Questions tagged [internship]

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

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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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Do I keep working with no formal employment contract?

I am currently working at a job where my initial trial term will run out soon (I signed a contract that covered a set period of time which has elapsed). I have talked to my employer and they have ...
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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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What to do when supervisors don't make your tasks clear?

I'm an intern at a (relatively large) software company. When my supervisor gives me tasks, he is often somewhat vague and high-level about them. I do my best to interpret what he wants me to do and ...
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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 do I put two concurrent internships on my resume?

So this summer, I had two independent and different internships. One was a full-time 9-5 paid "developer" internship. The other one was a remote internship at an academic institution. I somehow ...
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Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
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What criteria should I use to pick an out-of-the-office team-building activity?

I'm managing one of a team of interns at our office this summer. My company sees internships as a chance for us to promote our company and recruit good candidates. They have put me in charge of ...
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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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How can I request a change in group assignment as an intern?

I was an intern for a large software company last year and was asked to return this summer for a second internship, which I accepted. This company is divided into sections which are then divided into ...
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Is it wise to reveal that I have started dating an intern with my company?

I have a question regarding what should I do if I have a relationship with a colleague that just got hired. The 'story' so far is this: I've been working at this company for 3 years. It is a small one,...
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What is required from an employer to host a J-1 visa intern?

I will be looking to start an internship in the USA in the fall of 2015. I believe I fulfill all requirements for a J-1 visa: I am a final year full-time informatics student that, once the last exams ...
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New web dev job is very intimidating

I've recently started a co-op job (4 month paid internship essentially) as a web developer at a fast growing company. It was a long shot applying for the job, but I was excited to find out I'd been ...
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How to apologize for responding late to an internship offer?

I had cold emailed an organization a couple of months ago in May to ask for an internship, and while they did not have openings then, they did contact me this February about an internship offering, ...
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Should I put “intern” in my e-mail signature?

I'm currently employed as software developer intern and I'm in the process of evaluating different products for my company. For this reason I need to communicate with external companies through e-mail....
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Is it wrong to ask lots of questions as an intern? [duplicate]

I'm on paid internship in IT at a large bank where scope is for me to learn and to a get to a level of junior/professional with 2 or 3 years experience, so I can get hired. Thus I came to a strategy ...
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Got internship response. Already have different internship. Can I refer a friend?

I applied to a internship with this company. They got back to me today, saying that they were very interested in having me work for them over the summer. The thing is, I already accepted another ...
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Who to gift when leaving an internship and how?

I'm finishing my internship at a tech company tomorrow. It's in the US and the company culture is very laid back. I brought chocolate for my team of 15 today, should I get a personal gift for my tech ...
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How to prevent your manager and coworkers from underestimating your capacity

I am currently interning in a fairly large software company which is a subcontractor of important companies in defense industry. I started the internship very passionately doing all the "tasks" my ...
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How to deal with unrealistic deadlines as an intern in a startup?

I'm working as a software engineer / web developer intern in a start-up. After discussing with colleagues, I just realized that I am given unrealistic deadlines by my intern supervisor who is also the ...
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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 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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How do I list non-continuous periods of work with the same company on a resume?

One of the graduation requirements for my degree is to complete 3 co-op rotations (essentially full time paid internships that each last one semester), with an optional 4th. As a result, when I ...
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Asking something from a busy colleague

I'm an intern working at a software company. I have been here for a few months now, and my internship is coming to an end. My school requires feedback forms from people I have worked directly with ...
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Applying for a job with no relevant experience. What to say in the resume?

So I am building a resume for a friend who is a Computer Science student and seeking an entry job in the industry. Problem is that he never had relevant jobs before. Jobs he had are: Cashier at a gas ...
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How to negotiate a raise as an intern?

I'm currently in an internship for the end of my 3rd year in IT engineering studies. As an intern, I was given a way bigger job than what was announced when I was recruited. The original job was ...
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Internship broken off before contract - no payment

My friend (university student) was supposed to work with a businessman/lawyer for her internship this year, and before any contract was signed, she worked ~40 hours for him. He promised they would ...
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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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No guidance at my internship: What are my alternatives?

I'm a Computer Science major, will be done with my degree by Spring 18'. My school has placed me at a start-up that of which I've been interning at for about 3 weeks now and it's been pure hell. I'm ...
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What do when manager gives vague project then doesn't respond when I have questions

I am an intern at a software company and I finished up my first project and was assigned a second. The second project has a road map of what they want to happen and it involves a lot of things I do ...
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Will interning in a small company on a more interesting subject hurt my career?

I am a M.S student in data science/machine learning. I will have to start an end-of-studies internship in a few months. I have several offers in my area and am at a loss about which ont to choose. My ...
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Should I still try and intern for this startup company after getting directed only to a github repository?

I’m trying to intern as a software developer but getting my foot in the door is next to impossible as our government are cracking down on companies due to exploitation. I’ve traveled a long way to ...
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How early should I disclose potential medical problems for a future internship?

I'm currently a Junior in College studying applied mathematics, and 4-5 months ago received an offer to intern as a data analyst at a medium sized company that I am very interested in. When they ...
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As a intern, should I take annual leaves for a home visit if I am entitled to?

OK so I've been working as a full-time intern for almost 4 months. As part of my benefits, I'm entitled to annual leaves and paid sick leaves, although I've never used any of them. I'm thinking of ...
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Intern implicitly forced to work long hours (Germany)

I have been working as an intern at a German company for a month. The last 3 weeks I worked 9-10 hours a day in average. I would like to work 8 hours, since after that my productivity reduces ...
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Should I get a reference from an employer with a negative reputation?

I work as an intern at a large scale company and am coming to the end of my contract. I sacrificed a lot to take this placement so put a lot of effort into making a name for myself in the company. ...
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How can I ask for a full-time position before my internship ends?

I have been working as an intern at a company for around 2 months. I've greatly enjoyed working there and would like to continue working for them full time. However, my internship is scheduled to ...
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How to make recommendations at a facility as an intern

I am an undergraduate student in my second year of study. During my final semester holiday, I have joined the water quality assessment division in my city to aid me in acquiring my undergraduate ...
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What is the typical communication method for asking someone to be a reference while I'm still working at that company?

I'm still working at my current job and will be done in one week. I'm wondering what is the typical way to go about asking someone to be listed as a reference on my future resumes while I'm still at ...
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Venturing out of group during internship?

I'm working at a big software company in a group I'm not happy with. My internship ends and I know this will be my last opportunity to keep myself alive in this company (presence wise). I have ...
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I have been invited to an interview even though I'm not in search of a job. Should I attend?

I'm currently a first year masters student in physics (2 years for the degree) interested in IT, and a strange chain of events led me to being invited to some IT job fair interviews in a couple of ...
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How to ask to continue with employer after an internship?

I'm currently working as an intern as a software developer working on a new application for the company. The scope of the project is very large and I have barely scratched the surface in the short ...
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I'm that awkward intern. How can I salvage it? [duplicate]

I recently got my first internship at a software company entering my junior year of college. It's been a good learning experience, but a terrible overall experience. In the beginning I tried asking ...
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How do I let my old manager know I don't want to return to his team?

I am currently on a years student placement at my company and have spent the last 6 months as an application developer. I have enjoyed this job and learnt a lot of useful skills but I have come to ...
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Manager offered a salary range

I am interning at a startup; my internship ends in a month. I was recently called in by my manager and offered a full time position as I have already graduated. In addition, he gave me a range of the ...
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What exactly should I expect out of a tech internship?

So I started my internship 2 days ago. The company is a multi-billion dollar corporation and I got an internship there with a $30/hr rate. It sounds great on paper and everything, but I haven't ...
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Dealing with a medical absence and accomodations during a co-op work term

Note: the specifics of the employer's policies and the university's workterm policies are not the subject of this question. They will be followed. As well, the immediate "I'm calling from the hospital ...
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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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Should I include very responsible internship position that I did nothing at in resume?

Recently I finished my first internship after freshman year in a university. It was a complete disappointment. I applied to a position that sounds very serious - "Machine Learning Software Engineer" ...
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Internship with reduced pay

I am a full time student and have been working part-time as a contractor for the past 7 months developing an app for a company. They have recently announced that they would like me to continue working ...

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