A student or trainee who works, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

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What are the major differences between PhD programs in mathematics and PhD programs in other STEM fields?

I am currently two years into a math PhD program at a mid-tier state school. I read a lot of advice about getting a STEM PhD on the Internet, but a lot of it seems very inapplicable to mathematics. I ...
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Writing a research proposal for undergraduate internship

I have been asked to submit a research proposal for an undergraduate internship at a university.The main issue is that it is supposed to be only one page long and I am not sure regarding the research ...
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Internship to Grad School

Last year I did a year long Quantum Chemistry internship at a very prestigious university. Towards the end of my internship I met another principle investigator from the same institution and got ...
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6-months internship has nothing to do with what was promised

Since sept 2013, I have been doing a Masters in mathematical finance. Our course requires us to do an off-cycle internship of 5 months minimum (typically, from April to September). During this ...
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How to report on a badly supervised internship [closed]

A few days remain before I present my internship report to get a master's degree. I have a few questions: My field advisor insulted me several times during my internship period. (He is mean, he gets ...
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Winter internship for Indian students (computational physics)

I am 3 year BS MS dual degree student (at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) in Physics and I want to learn computational skills for my future career needs because we don't have ...
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Should I ask colleagues of my mentor for internship opportunity?

I have a mentor from an industrial research lab. I use the tool he has developed in my PhD research, and we have been working together for several months. We have some results that he likes very much, ...
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High school summer research in fields other than biology/medicine

I am currently in high school in the USA, and it is relatively common for students to work with various researchers in the summer. The majority of the work done is the medical/biology fields, and I ...
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Will an internship in biology benefit me when my major is not biology?

I'm an undergraduate majoring in chemistry. But I'm very much interested in the field of biology too. Will an internship in biology benefit me, say when I apply for graduate school? I don't yet know ...
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Is it rude to ask via email to a professor if there are any internship opportunities?

I've worked for an university for one year after my master's degree. Now I'm searching another job. For the moment I've tried to ask to several professors via email if there is any internship ...
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Is it the number or quality of internships that is more important for Graduate School admission into Computer Science?

I'm an undergraduate in Computer Science who's has just completed his 2nd year. However I could not get an internship for the summer leaving me extremely tense about the future since there would be ...
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Delaying my internship start date to accept research award

I'm completing my 3rd year of Physics (Energy and Environment specialization), and I recently got hired at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for a 12-month (may be extended to 16 months) paid co-op ...
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Which summer internship to take?

I asked a similar question last year, but the stakes have changed slightly. So, I have an offer from a top 5 program in Chemical engineering (my major). There are a couple of extremely accomplished ...
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Would research internship experience lower my chance of getting a technical job?

I am a CS/EEE person. A resident of India. I am hoping to apply for an internship in either BARC or TIFR. These are internships related to research. A senior told me that having a Research Internship ...
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Struggling as an Undergraduate International Student [closed]

I am an international student that studies Computer Science and Applied Math in a United States College. I have no U.S. citizenship and that is a huge disadvantage compared to my colleagues. I am ...
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Preparing a curriculum vitae for an undergraduate internship

I am currently a scholarship student in my sophomore year in a double major programme in theoretical physics and pure mathematics. I wish to apply for an internship, for which they have asked me for ...
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List of international internships/student programs

Is there a website where a list is maintained and constantly updated for undergrads/graduate students looking for internships/competitions/conferences in whatsoever field? Such a website will be an ...
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Internship for PhD students

I am a PhD student and I would like to do an internship at an American university or institute. How should I proceed?
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Can I work as a software engineer and be a PhD student?

I'm a master student, my master's background is about IT, signal processing, and Telecommunications. It's a "research master", which means that we're trained more to do research than be an IT ...
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Affiliation for a student's internship project

Though related to this question on undegrad student affiliation, I am in a somewhat different situation… I am an undergrad student at the Miskatonic University. For completion of their BSc, students ...
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How to apply for a research internship at the master's level?

I'm a master's student doing research in the field of the cognitive psychology of language and I would like to do an unpaid 4-month research internship in a different university. I am preparing cover ...
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How to find a suitable summer internship university/department abroad?

Let's assume I want to look for a research internship at a university in the next year, what are decent strategies to find a suitable professor/department? A few come to mind: Ask home ...
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Summer plans for first year computer science grad student?

I've worked at the same place for the past two summers doing software development, and very much enjoyed the work and practical experience. I was recently asked if I would consider a 1-2 year ...
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Chance Of Getting A Research Internship In US/Canada For Non-US Residents?

I completed my undergraduate study in computer science outside of the US. I hope to obtain a PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in the US, but I don't feel that I am qualified enough (in ...
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How do I get recommendation letters?

I have had a different set of professors every semester and as batch sizes are pretty big ~80, and with every professor dealing with 3-4 separate batches of equivalent size, for barely 3-4 months at a ...
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Which Internship should I take?

I'm a Chemical Engineering major in undergrad, and I currently have two internship offers this summer. The first one is a 10 week summer research internship at a top-10 program in petroleum and ...
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How hard is it for a graduate from Canada to find an employment in the US?

I'm an international PhD student currently at a university in the US (F1 visa). My professor is moving to the University of Toronto, and has invited me to move as a part of his research group. While I ...
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Internships for PhD students (e.g. in data science or programming)

I still have 2-2.5 years of my PhD program, but it want to try my skills in programing, especially in the taste of data science (needless to say, I do it overnight for some hobby projects and I like ...
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How to approach principal investigators for internship/job positions

What would you recommend as the best way of approach principal investigators for internship/job positions? I'm undergrad, with a planned graduation this winter and I want to get some experience ...
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Neuroscience- NIH-IRTA for a international student

I've finished my bachelor in Cognitive science and mathematics and I'm looking for research opportunities in the US, starting in a half year. Are there any programs for people in my position? The ...
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Can international students in USA intern in summer in industry?

Can international PhD students go do internships during summer in industries? Does their F1 visa status allow this? From how I see it, this is neither an OPT or a CPT. I asked my International ...
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How to get the most out of an internship (in industry)?

As a PhD student pursuing an academic career (but optionally a career in industry), what should I do do to get the most of a 10-week internship at a research lab? Things I've thought of: talking with ...
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Timing an internship during PhD

Suppose there is an engineering PhD student who is unsure whether to join academia or the industry after his PhD. He does not want to take chances and applies for internship positions during the ...