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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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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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Internship during PhD

I am currently pursuing my PhD in Mechanical Engineering (dynamics & controls) and like my research a lot, even so much that I would like to continue with the academic route and aim to become a ...
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How can French University (Master Coordinator) approve full-time internship that overlaps with classes for M1 student

I'm Currently a non-EU holding a Master degree in Physics and accumulating almost 2ys. of work experience. Getting closer to the EU market is hard; I was "brought" to France via a ...
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Summer or part-time teaching as a PhD student

I'm a PhD student in math/applied math. I hope to become a professor eventually, and would like more teaching experience (my program doesn't provide much). It is possible and/or recommended to get an ...
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Ways of approaching for internship in industry by a PhD student

I am a first-year PhD student in Quality Reliability and Operations Research unit at ISI, Kolkata. What are the opportunities for getting an internship in the industry? And how should we plan and ...
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One strong recommendation over one strong and another very short but still strong

I am applying for an undergraduate internship that requires at least one and at most 2 recommendation letters. I have two recommendation letters: One with a prof. who knows me personally for a year. ...
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Should I do a summer research internship?

I am currently a master's student in computer science, doing research with one of my professors. They are a good mentor, and pay well. However, our research interests aren't quite aligned - they're ...
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How to mention that I can't cover all the projects I've done because of page limit in my internship report?

This is the first time I have to remove projects and shorten explanation to fit into the required number of pages. At the begining of the dissertation I talk a bit about all the projects I have done. ...
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What do professors expect during internship interview

A professor has invited me for an interview for an internship he is offering. He has asked me to present a paper(that he chose) for 30 minutes. The paper he gave is an object detection paper which is ...
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Professor not replying after agreeing for internship

A professor had agreed to an internship and asked me to remind her again before the start of August. She has not responded to the reminder email I sent 10 days ago. Should I mail her again? Is it ...
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Recommendation letter from PhD student or Assistant Professor

I was originally an undergraduate student from pure mathematics and am planning to transition into biostatistics/bioinformatics/statistical genetics. To accumulate experience, I planned to apply for ...
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Don't know any good teacher recommendations

I am currently applying for an informal(?) internship at my school and the employer asked if I knew any faculty or staff members well enough to write me a recommendation. I have only just completed ...
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Can I send my thesis to an internship I am applying for when it has not been published yet?

Is it okay to send my MA thesis for an internship I'm seeking to apply for (they asked for it among other documents) even if the thesis is not published yet?
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What are issues pertaining to an online summer internship?

Background: Due to COVID-19 pandemic I'm doing my summer internship on Mathematics in online mode. I'm not sure whether this will make my resume stronger. Is it possible to get good recommendation ...
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Is it a good idea to approach professors on LinkedIn about an internship?

I am trying to land my Ph.D. internship through contacting professors on LinkedIn. Is this a good approach? If not, what would a better approach be?
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How should I prepare my write-up for an internship program?

I am going to apply for an internship programme. It is written that the selection is based on write-up. To apply for the program I need to include an write-up with 1200 words. Also, some outlines of ...
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Is it possible to do a professional internship while a Ph.D. student? [closed]

I have this opportunity in a company as an intern which i am interested in. As a Ph.D. student is it recommended to go for industry ? Thanks
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After a PhD internship, I've been offered to finish the PhD at the company. Should I accept? [closed]

I'm asking for an opinion here as I don't know many people that can help me with this decision. Any feedback is very much appreciated, sorry in advance for the long post. I'm a 2nd year PhD student in ...
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Bringing advisor into summer internship project

I have a summer internship in the research side of a big tech company. I already know the project I will be working on, and it has some relation to my advisor's research. In fact I believe he might be ...
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How to make the most of an online research internship?

I am undergrad who will be doing a research internship this summer in Physics. The professor I will be working under is from another country, so there is no possibility of working in-person. I have ...
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Internship research is too complex for me to understand [closed]

I'm studying CS and this year I should obtain my bachelor's degree. I'm required to do a mandatory internship, and I'm doing it with a professor that asked me if I would join his research project. ...
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Internship in Data Science in Germany [closed]

I am a 16 year old who is currently at an intermediate German level. I also have previous experience on working with data science - specifically, Bayesian statistics. I would like to do a summer ...
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Taking an applied internship postponing the end of the PhD

I'm a PhD student in Europe, currently in my 3rd year of pure mathematics. It was supposed to be the final year of my studies before finding a position either in industry or in academy. However, the ...
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How much is an undergraduate student paid during fulltime internship in a research lab in India? [closed]

An 3rd year undergraduate computer science student is doing several months full time internship at a research lab in the university. What is an usual budget for such a student per month?
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Doing two summer research internships at the same time?

I have recently got into a weird situation, that I didn't think I would be in. First of all, I had applied for a paid research internship abroad (at a foreign university) some time ago. Due to covid ...
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Supervisor who accepted me for a research internship now says he doesn't know who I am

I've been accepted in a research internship. However, after I sent an email to my supervisor asking about some details, he told me that he has no idea about who I am, and that maybe I've been ...
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Tactfully asking research advisor for a break

I am an undergraduate STEM student in an Asian university. At the beginning of the semester, I had about 7 courses which is the usual workload we need to deal with, so I gave a 'semester research plan'...
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Have I offended my professor by applying to summer research at other universities?

Yesterday I applied to a bunch of internships and sent my professor a request for a recommendation letter. He denied me the request, and sent my request email, along with his reply, to everyone in the ...
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Does admission care about internships?

I have found on Reddit and other forums discussing factors that effect one's admission and it is often stated that research along with letters of recommendation from supervisors can play a huge role; ...
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Is it necessary to publish in a "research" internship? (undergraduate-junior)

I am currently in a research internship where the topic which has been given to me is quite new to me and I don't think I'll be able to produce anything "publishable" by the end of session (...
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My application is declined because of covid - true or false? [closed]

I am looking for an master's internship in Berlin in biology. (background in short: I am a student in another city's university, but because the lectures are online and I have a relative here, I moved ...
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How to put in acknowledgments a research department of a university or an internship?

How can I put in the acknowledgments section of a research paper to a research department of a university or an internship awarded? If there is an example paper, please show me. regards, Alex
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How to find internship or supervisors if not in academia?

I don't have a MSc in STEM, however I gained some professional experience in data-science, but outside of academia: I coauthored a data-model at my former startup, described in a patent application ...
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Am I burning bridges if I am applying for an internship which I am likely to turn down even if I am accepted?

There is an internship opportunity at a prestigous institution, which I consider applying for. I do not yet have a job offer for the considered time period. I need a job/internship for financial ...
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How to find an internship place in a different city than my university is?

Long story short: I moved to Germany to do a Msc in molecular biology. Since corona, all my lectures and exams are online. Because of financial reasons, I decided to move to a different city (Berlin). ...
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I am a PhD candidate and I have been offered an internship that I want to take. My advisor objects. Should I take it anyway?

I am a PhD candidate in computer engineering. I've just finished my 2nd year. I finished all courses and passed the comprehensive exam. Currently working in a nice research project in collaboration ...
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Do I have to disclose the exchange program of participating student as funding in a paper?

I am currently writing a paper together with an exchange student of an international academic internship program. As it is common practice, I disclose the research grant, which funds my work. However, ...
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How should a high-school student approach professors in research institutions about research opportunities?

I am a high schooler who lives in the vicinity of many premier research institutions and am very interested in going into STEM. I know that I will have to ask a lot of professors to let me work under ...
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How should I email professors regarding online research during covid-19? [duplicate]

So I've been accepted into a masters program and there is this professor that I really want to get involved with hopefully as a research assistant. And since many if not most researches are being ...
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