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 to make recommendations at a facility as an intern [migrated]

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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I'm graduating engineering program in only six semesters but have gotten no serious work experience along the way. How much will grad schools care?

I am a pet and Nat gas engineering student. I am graduating in six semesters (three yr) and this fall will be my fifth semester. I did not apply for an internship my freshmen year because I was under ...
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Recommendation from foreign professor for defense/intelligence research internship

I'm looking into applying into research/academic internships in defense and intelligence agencies in the U.S. given my previous work experience and my research interest for the next year. All of them ...
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What does it mean when a professor says that he'll pay me as a 'mission' for an internship?

I applied for and got selected for a summer internship at a renowned research lab in Germany. The professor says they will try to fund all my expenses, but will pay me as a 'mission'. What does this ...
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Internship offers [closed]

I'm in a dilemma between 2 internship offers and would like to get some professional opinions here. I'm an environmental engineering master's student (in US) and I have been professionally doing ...
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What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of leaving tenth grade early to pursue an internship at a prominent research lab?

I'm a tenth grader in high school and I'm passionate about my research in computational neuroscience. I'm in a unique situation, and I'm wondering whether I should leave tenth grade early this year to ...
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Sharing assignments with a potential employer

I'm currently a first year information technology student majoring in software development. I applied for an internship at a software development company. I got an interview and now they're asking to ...
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Politely asking a teacher I don't get along with to “hurry up”

I'm starting an internship as part of my bachelor in Bioinformatics study (in the Netherlands bachelors and masters are sometimes separate) and I have some trouble communicating with my teacher. ...
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How do I explain to a prof who is not happy with my actions which were simply a mistake due to miscommunication? [closed]

I had emailed a professor for a summer internship opportunity. He had accepted me and aksed me write a proposal for applying through a fellowship. I replied back putting down some points for my ...
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Would it be impolite to ask the time of selection decision, although the information is available online?

I applied for summer internship(BSc level) in applied math in one of the North European countries a month ago. I would consider myself as a strong applicant but I suspect that they accept very few ...
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Mass (spam) emails seeking short term internship, solutions

This question asking if the subject of current question is spam or not serves as the motivation for further, seeking solutions. As can be seen from the answers and comments, the emails from ...
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Internship university asks to give up all intellectual property

I am a graduate student of university A, and I'm going to do an internship in a lab in university B. I used an internship contract from my originating university A, which stipulates that university B ...
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How to recover one's career opportunities after a period of poor performance

I read this question about falling behind, but my question is more about the long term. I find myself becoming depressed at lack of overall opportunities in graduate school (in mathematics, ...
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Where can I apply for an internship in the renewable energy sector in India? [closed]

I have recently completed my undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering and I am looking for research/intern opportunities in India in the renewable Energy field. The issue is that I do not have ...
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I've applied an intership to prepare for grad school, but the acceptance result won't be sent before the deadline. Should I mention it in my SOP?

If everything goes smoothly, then before going to the grad school in fall next year, I will have an three-month long internship. The problem is, the admittance result will come after the deadline of ...
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Research internships at universities and funding

I'm going to graduate next summer from my bachelors. Before pursuing a masters program, I'd like to get to know research groups at different universities. Some universities seem to offer some kind of ...
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In order to apply for an internship in the United States, what exactly will I need to send? The academic transcripts of my grades? The TOEFL? The GRE? [closed]

I'm a French student looking to do an internship in the United States. My question is: in order to apply, what exactly will I need to send? I'm guessing I'll need to send a CV and a resume... but ...
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9 years too late to ask for letter of support?

A friend of mine applied to a distinguished professor and he asked for 5 letters of support. So, she reached out to someone she did a significant internship with 9 years ago and he doesn't seem to be ...
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Mailing list for internships and full time jobs for computer science PhD students [closed]

I have found many mailing lists for conferences. I just want to know: is there any mailing list that updates internship and full-time positions (computer science industry jobs and academic jobs) for ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 ...