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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How do I get a programming/IT job out of college if I have no formal job experience? [on hold]

I have been programming since about 8 years old(it has drastically improved since then) and I have worked on a lot of unofficial projects in a variety of languages(my most recent one was Rust, which I ...
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Standing Out as a Computer Science Undergrad [on hold]

As a junior Computer Science-Software Engineering student(senior by hour, but still graduating in 4 years with a Business Administration minor), how can I stand out as a student? I've recently become ...
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How do I get college credit for an internship? [closed]

I am preparing for an internship in Tax Accounting, can this count as college credit?
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Can PhD students do summer internship or work part time in US [closed]

I am a PhD student in a engineering discipline in US. My advisor has no funding and I have to be TA in Fall, Winter and spring quarters.I would like to know do you guys know would that be OK if I work ...
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Applying for internship in the US as a European Student

My question is about applying for a US internship(4 scale GPA) as a European student(with 10 scale GPA). I took a look at this thread. An answer mentions that 93% of grades are 'A's, thus leading to ...
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How applicable are software engineering internships to computer science research and graduate school?

This fall I will begin my undergraduate degree in computer science at a top-5 program (to whom it offends, I'm sorry to use rankings). My goal after I graduate is to get a PhD so I can research and ...
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Decision between working at a national lab or starting graduate studies [closed]

To give some background: I accepted an offer to go to UIUC in the Fall 2015 semester to start my graduate studies program in Mechanical Engineering. I've been looking for potential professors to work ...
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Professor stopped replying about internship

I emailed a professor about a research internship to which he replied saying that I could work under him, but without any payment. He had earlier mentioned that he would be more interested if I was ...
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How to explain to department's president that my time spent as an undergraduate assistant/intern was goalless?

This is a follow-up from my question here on my atrocious relationship with my internship/assistance as an undergraduate at a teaching lab. Since I only have some weeks left to end this awful ...
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Summer Research with Advisor or at National Lab?

I have the option of doing research with my advisor this summer (yay, funding!) or working with a collaborator at a highly-regarded national lab (a research position, but called an internship). I have ...
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Am I allowed to do the work for a research assistant (RA) without having been awarded an assistantship?

I recently finished my undergrad degree and'm now enrolled in an entirely online graduate (M.Ed) program in educational technology/instructional technology. Nonetheless, I'll be moving to the ...
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Avoid spam filters when applying for academic/research internships [closed]

CASE I am a student from India and have been looking for internships outside India. Now, a lot of Indian students apply for summer internships without serious thought. So they end up spamming ...
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Dealing with intern supervisor who underestimates my abilities

I am an undergraduate student who got into a voluntary internship for a year in my department. Without going into much detail, I'm a trainee in the lab where programming lessons are held with lots of ...
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Does name of university matter for internships?

I have been recently applying for summer internship positions in the engineering discipline. I am a senior undergraduate at UCLA university. My GPA is above 3.7 and I have both desired and minimum ...
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Is reusing part of an internship report self-plagiarism?

My university has a very strict policy on plagiarism (I presume as do all universities). As an assignment I must write a report of my internship, but since it is my second internship I have already ...
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What should I focus on before starting a research internship?

I am a MS student. Recently I changed my topic and started working in quantum computation. I am working on consequences of closed timelike curves. I was given a problem by my guide on the same topic. ...
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Can I ask a professor to do work for him/her during the summer as a form of an internship?

I am a newly transferred undergraduate Earth Science major and because of this I haven't had any internship experience in my field, even though I will be going into my senior year this fall (I also ...
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Increasing chances of getting a research internship with no experience?

I am starting an MSc in Computer Science in the autumn and I am concerned that I don't have any research experience. My interest is in Theoretical Computer Science and I am finding it hard to find any ...
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Tips for supervising interns

My advisor will be taking on a number of summer interns, some of whom have been assigned to my projects. The interns are a mix of sophomore and junior undergrads with varied levels of research ...
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Understanding an advisor’s refusal of an internship

I am graduate research assistant in Computer Science in the US. A while ago, a master student in the research group, who plans on a career in industry after graduate school, received an internship ...
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How do I turn down an internship offer by a professor because I have a better offer in a corporate research lab?

I applied to several corporate research labs for internships. Seeing no progress on my application, I emailed a professor in a top university asking for an internship. He was impressed by my work and ...
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What is behind the “Indian Undergrad Research Experience”-spam?

Every now and then I receive an email claiming to be from some undergrad student in Math or Computer Science at an Indian university asking for a summer research experience in "my research group" ...
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Is it possible for an F-1 graduate student in US to do internship in Europe?

I am a graduate student in US with F-1 visa. I have an internship offer from a company in France. Is it possible/feasible for me to accept this offer, or are there any rules preventing me from doing ...
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Opportunities in theoretical computer science [closed]

I am currently doing MS in Natural Sciences, is there a way I can get into research about Complexity theory. A phD might be difficult but are there any chances of a research intern so I can build my ...
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Should I acknowledge institutions where I did internships on unrelated works?

I'm a PhD student at a university. I have a main research topic that I started a while ago. I did a summer internship at another institution in my major field but unrelated to my main research topic. ...
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Does research require a certain kind of personal abilities or is it a matter of hard work?

I've failed to finish my master thesis, I thought this was attributed to the minimal supervision of my adviser - he/she wasn't an expert in the domain of thesis and didn't give me any kind of insights ...
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Will it be a bad move for Master's to do summer internship in industry when trying to pursue a PhD program?

Currently, I am in second semester of Master's program in Computer Science and Engineering. Even though I am yet undecided, I lean a little bit more towards pursuing PhD program rather than getting ...
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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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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 an academically required internship with a bad supervisor relationship

I am a few days from completion of an industrial internship that is required for my Masters degree. I have had a bad experience with the supervisor of this internship, who has insulted me several ...
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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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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 ...