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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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Severely underperforming during my internship. How do I tell my PI that I want to do more to get a first authored poster at least? Or, am I unfit? [closed]

I'm a soon to be a 4.5 year Ph.D candidate (ABD) in Experimental Psychology. A few weeks ago, I started an internship at a nationally recognized hospital in central Ohio (for the summer) that took 9/...
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I'm certain that I want to quit prestigious internship. How can I tell my current boss (a PI technically) and (more importantly) tell my Ph.D advisor?

I'm a 4th (soon to be 4.5) year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology who recently started an internship this week. This internship only admitted 10% of applicants. I am also one of the half in my ...
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First week of research internship. Imposter's syndrome and difficulty with adjustment. What are the differences between RA work and research jobs?

I'm a 4th (soon to be 4.5) year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology who recently started an internship this week. This internship only admitted 10% of applicants. I am also one of the half in my ...
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What to do in my gap year to transition from a US pure math undergraduate to an applied math masters in France?

I'm an international student who finished my undergraduate degree at a top-20 US university last December (double-majoring in math and comparative literature) and currently staying in my home country. ...
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Should I add my affiliation as an Intern in a paper?

I am a MS student in Physics, and doing a full-time internship in research lab of a company. Recently, I worked on a paper with some of my collaborators -- unrelated to the project that I'm doing with ...
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How to read when the professor changes mind and rejects you [closed]

In my PhD program, I would like to go abroad to visit a foreign university, and ideally engage in research there. The thing is, I have met a relatively famous professor, who has agreed, in-person, ...
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Do I stand a chance of receiving a research internship at a 3.57 GPA? [closed]

I am an undergraduate who will be looking for winter and summer research internships next year. My current GPA is 3.57/4 and have two excellent quality research papers written as a first author. I ...
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Resources for searching research internships

I'm a master's student in computer science and ML, currently on the lookout for research positions within my field. I'm aware that finding such opportunities can be quite challenging, given the ...
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Is it fine to email several people regarding internship programs and potentially have to turn down one?

As stated above, is it acceptable to email many people requesting mentorships at once; hypothetically, if two people were to say yes, is it okay to say something like "I apologize, but someone ...
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Is such an internship considered to be normal? [closed]

I'm doing a PhD in Applied Mechanics specifically my topic is about porous heterogeneous electroactive material. There are two main things in my work which is modeling and Numerical simulation. I'm ...
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How to word request to undertake a project as a research intern rather than as a thesis, without offending potential supervisor? [duplicate]

Competitive STEM program and for our final thesis many of the potential advisors have multiple applicants per project. After being rejected for one project (initially seemed to be the top choice but ...
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do professors care how much a prospective student read about their research while applying for a research position? [closed]

How much do a student's interest and enthusiasm matter when selecting or getting interested in a student? In research position cover letters do professors care if a student has read details about ...
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Unsure if I am the best fit to write a Recommendation Letter for a Research Internship

A promising student of mine has asked me to write them a letter of recommendation for a research internship they are applying to. I believe the student is a very good candidate for an internship, but ...
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How to decide and narrow down the broad topics I should get an astronomy internship on?

This is to inform that I am a third-year Physics Major student. I am enrolled in a five-year dual degree BS-MS programme at IISER Bhopal, India. I had a keen pop-science-like interest in astronomy ...
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What Types of Questions Can I Expect in an AI/ML Summer Internship Interview?

I am currently preparing for interviews for summer internships in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Given the highly specialized and rapidly evolving nature of this field, I ...
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Understanding the value of short-term undergraduate internships for host universities and professors

I am currently exploring the possibility of participating in a summer internship. While researching, I've noticed that many internships offered by universities last for approximately two months. This ...
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How to Find a Professor for a Summer Internship in My Field?

I'm an undergraduate student looking to gain practical experience in my field of study through a summer internship. I understand that working under the guidance of a professor can be incredibly ...
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Regaining trust in the graduate school system? R2 Ph.D student with a history of getting burned by my Master's and PhD programs [closed]

I know I've posted a fair amount on this site but to briefly introduce myself, I'm a 4th year doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology with an accepted Master's from a regional college in ...
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How to find research internships in Europe?

I am a mathematics graduate student, and I am searching for a (preferably paid) research internship that could last to 6 months in the field of probability theory. I have searched for opportunities in ...
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Graduation date on internship applications?

I'm a mechanical engineering undergrad student in the US, currently in 3rd year. 2 seperate university transfers have made it so I'm narrowly missing my intended 2025 graduation date, instead forced ...
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Importance of Internships and Research Experience for Admission to Master's or Ph.D. Programs in Pure Mathematics

I am a first-year undergraduate student majoring in mathematics and plan to pursue a master's degree in pure mathematics, with aspirations toward a career in academia. However, I am curious about the ...
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I wrongly emailed a professor from a personal email, should I send the email again from my institutional email or wait?

I was writing to a professor from another university about the possibility of an internship in his lab, but I thought I sent it from my university email only to later realize I sent it from my ...
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How do I demonstrate that I've read relevant research in a motivation letter

I am an undergraduate applying for a research internship at another university. The application guidelines for the position specify that the motivation letter must show that the applicant has read a ...
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Who should fund conference trips based on internship research?

I am a full professor at a university in the US, working in computer science. Many of my PhD students these days apply to do an internship during their PhD, which I always let them do. However, I have ...
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How to get started on doing a research internship or a project in Mathematics?

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at an Indian University. I want to get involved in a research internship, or a project in Mathematics. I don't know where to ...
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Never took a second stats class in my Ph.D. How will this look to employers?

I posted here yesterday for a totally different reason, so I'll be brief on the introductory piece. I'm a 4th year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology who is slated to graduate this academic year. ...
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Engineering internships as a mathematics undergraduate

I'm a second-year mathematics (pure and applied mathematics) undergraduate. In a few months time, I'll be embarking on the summer internship programme. I'm really interested in engineering (...
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How to apply for a first ever physics research internship in the 2nd Year of Undergrad?

I am a 2nd year student studying physics in the UK. I am very interested in securing a research internship at the end of my 2nd year. However, I have not done any research internships in my 1st year, ...
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Is it OK to inquire about my application status after a late application submission?

I recently encountered a situation regarding the submission of my application for a 9-month academic program. I submitted my application after the deadline by 40 minutes and now find myself ...
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Research team didn't take internship announcement well

I'm a first-year MS student working as a part-time student researcher in a lab. Earlier this year, I received and accepted an internship offer as it was my top choice and my goal is to work in the ...
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Can I ask a former lab partner for a letter of recommendation?

I'm applying for a summer internship at a big biology research lab in my city. This is such a fantastic opportunity and it would be such a tremendous help careerwise to get this experience. The ...
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~2.85 GPA first semester at an Ivy for math. Options for to grad school?

I’m a math major at a ~T10 school (Ivy) about to start his freshman year second semester. I worked hard to be accepted and took several state university courses, both excelling in lower-level reqs and ...
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Can you contact a professor whom you have never met to inquire about a RA opportunity?

Is it considered ok to proactively ask a professor from a different university that you never met in person about some potential research assistant internship? Or is something like that considered ...
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Is it appropriate to use professors’s phone numbers?

11 days ago I wrote an email to a professor of a famous university in the US to ask about potential open positions in their laboratory to carry out my Master’s Thesis. He responded immediately, CC’ing ...
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Canadian citizen seeking research opportunity in an American Laboratory

I'm an undergraduate student in Biology located in Montreal, Canada. I've contacted a researcher at Stanford University and he's interested in hiring me. Since this is a very expensive place to live ...
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What is meant by "representative of a University" in French universities?

I am planning to visit a British laboratory. They asked me to sign a form by the representative of my home university. I do not understand who this representative is supposed to be: our director or ...
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How to gain research experience at undergraduate level?

I will join a college by the end of Sept/Oct. I will pursue Physics (Hons), and my target is to get prestigious research internships at places like LEAP (Leidan observatory in Netherlands) or CERN, so ...
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Being a research intern in a research institute

It's been almost a year now that I've been working as an intern in a research institution. I've worked on several research projects in the institution now and some of them are already published. ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in USA and Canada about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

I live in an Asian country and completed my master's in Math in June 2020. I want to do a PhD in Europe, but I have had some difficulties in finding a suitable position. I do not believe doing a PhD ...
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Doing an internship (possibly research-oriented) during a postdoc

I'm wondering what's the general approach to doing an internship as a postdoc? If you have your own funding as a postdoc and are just interested in doing a short internship in industry (12 weeks) to ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in China about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

I live in an Asian country (not China) and completed my master's in Math in June 2020. I wanted to do a PhD in math, but didn't apply in China for session 2022 due to some reasons. I do not believe ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in Europe about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

I live in an Asian country and completed my master's in Math in June 2020. I want to do a PhD in Europe, but I have had some difficulties in finding a suitable position. I do not believe doing a PhD ...
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What do university professors expect when interviewing a high school student for an internship opportunity? What are some tips?

I have been invited to an online meeting with a professor next week to discuss a year-long internship opportunity. What would the professor ask during the interview? And what kind of questions should ...
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How to acknowledge a research internship in a paper?

In an accepted paper, I have written my acknowledgments to the funding entities and now I want to also acknowledge the fact that this work was mostly carried out in X place thanks to an internship ...
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How to 'decide' it's impossible and live with the decision? [closed]

I have 2 options: I still have a very real chance to graduate with a (quite) legendary gpa, however this option is sort of throwing all of my eggs in one basket, as it makes me very committed (by ...
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"Pausing" my PhD for 3 months to do an internship in industry, pros and cons?

I am a first year PhD student in an interdisciplinary STEM subfield, in a UK-style program (so 3 or 4 years long). I have been offered a 12-week internship in a biotech startup working in a similar ...
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Faux pas to send personal email along with letter of reference?

I'm a new professor and am writing my first letters of recommendation. I have an undergrad student that is truly quite good applying to a summer research program at an institution where I have people ...
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Can I publish while doing an internship at a company if I did that research before starting the internship?

I’m currently doing research at my University in Spain, and soon I will leave to do an internship in Germany at a company (one among Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) on a related topic. ...
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How do I politely decline an internship opportunity extended to me by my former internship supervisor?

A little background about me: I am an undergraduate engineering student (graduating in June 2022) currently doing my semester of bachelors. In my penultimate year, I did a research internship with an ...
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Asking For Letters of Recommendation

I am applying for multiple internships over the summer and most of them require 2 LOR's, is it okay to ask one professor to write me a LOR for each? I am a freshman and don't have many teachers who ...
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