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Internship Do's and Don'ts

I start my dream internship next month. How do I not screw this up? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 8, 2016 - 17 answers

CS junior, needs recommendations for career path, companies to apply to

I'm about to be a junior in computer science (CS) at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. I'm passionate about programming, but I am also interested in numerous other subfields of technology. I don't like having to rush (at anything -- this post was edited and rewritten many times); I prefer polish, good design, and careful work, where everything is intentionally and thoughtfully crafted. Where should I apply for internships and look for careers? [more inside]
posted by vixsomnis on Jun 11, 2015 - 8 answers

Applying and preparing for grad school in the computational sciences

I'm heavily considering pursuing a PhD focused on statistical and computational approaches to scientific problems, mostly those in the biological or cognitive sciences. This is my third year of undergraduate studies, and while I have some research experience, it's not very substantial. Is it worth applying in my senior year when I'm not confident in the strength of my application, or should I wait another year? Also: what about industry internships vs. research experiences? [more inside]
posted by sqrtofpi on Feb 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Internships for the weary

I'll keep this one uber-short: I'm 25 years old, and 1.5 years out of college. I finished with a transcript and GPA not reflective of my abilities because I was, and still am, suffering from an anhedonic depression and what could possibly be a shade of BPD. I know I need structure and routine if I'm ever to get out of this rut. I've done a course in medical coding and found it wasn't for me. I want to go back and continue down the same path that lit a fire in my belly coming out of high school: obtaining a professional degree in either clinical psychology or neuroscience and making a concrete difference in people's lives. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Nov 14, 2014 - 11 answers

How do you keep track of variations of your resume?

Here's a question that seems like it should be pretty basic, and yet I'm struggling! I'm applying to summer internships in many different fields (journalism, consulting, PR, etc) and am trying diligently to tailor my resume and cover letters to each individual place. But for resumes, it's frustrating to try to keep track of what belongs in each specific version. Do you have any strategies for keeping things organized? I'm thinking of making a template with allll of my experience and verbose descriptions, then trimming it down as needed every time. Any feedback on this idea, or other strategies?
posted by estlin on Nov 4, 2013 - 16 answers

Californication: A post-college year in the Golden State

Having spent my entire life doing what was expected of me when and where I was supposed to do it and clinging fairly tightly to my parents and home life, I'd like to take the next year or so to inject some vigor and excitement into my young years before I settle for the rat race to the picket fence with my . I'm thinking the most drastic and simultaneously safest way to do this would be to spend time in California. I've been there twice and loved it each time. Trouble is that, given my unique set of circumstances, that's starting to look more like a pipe dream than a feasible reality. Is there any hope of finding a good, well-developed reason to move out there own my own, at least for a year? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jul 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Don't have an internship for summer, feeling really down

I'm a computer science major with a 3.16 GPA finishing my Junior year at UT Dallas. I feel really unsure as to how to go about getting internships, and I failed to get an internship for this summer, though I did manage to get one interview from dropping off my resume at a booth at an on campus career fair. It seems like a lot of people from my class haven't gotten internships either, though obviously I can't take a scientific poll. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on May 10, 2013 - 21 answers

What's your experience with the NPS?

Any National Park Service or other closely affiliated agency (BLM, Army Corps of Engineers, etc) able to speak about their experience with said agency? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Dec 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I study bonobos in the United States?

What U.S. research labs conduct bonobo research, preferably at nearby research facilities? I'm looking into summer internships and graduate schools. [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Oct 19, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I find a job in IT/Web with lots of experience before I graduate in may?

I am graduating next May (2013) with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Computing Technology from Colorado State University. I have 3 years IT & Network Support experience and just about 2.5 years web development experience through Student positions. I've done the whole freelance thing for the last 5 years as a Wordpress theme guy. How do I approach getting a full time job after college? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Jul 17, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I be the best intern I can be?

I just started an internship at a casting agency. How can I be the best intern I can be? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jul 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Hiring High Schoolers as Interns?

Let's say I wanted to hire a high school student for the summer as an intern (probably paid). What are the differences between this and dealing with college students? How does age affect things? Parents? Expectations? Etc. [more inside]
posted by chasing on Apr 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Questioning my decision to enter grad school. Now what?

I am stressing about my life post-graduate school. Special snowflake details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Apr 9, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I get it through to my partner that she can't afford an unpaid internship?

My partner refuses to consider giving up her unpaid internship in order to find a job and is furious with me for suggesting that she should. How do I approach this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 51 answers

What should an economics major do in agricultural development?

Help! What should an economics major do in agricultural development? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on Feb 1, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I intern for a start-up? (My major is accounting)

How should I go about finding internships at start-ups? I am getting a master's in Accounting (my BA is in English and I also have an MA in Writing). I'm 25 and, not wanting the make the same mistake as last time, I know I need to do some internships and get experience. I'm really interested in start-ups, I might even start my own company one day, but right now I want to get involved in one. [more inside]
posted by locussst on Oct 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Need help finding short-term chem positions.

So I'm having some difficulty looking for a short-term internship / volunteering position related to my career goals(chemistry) for this coming winter break. [more inside]
posted by aleatorictelevision on Aug 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Does Hollywood ever let professors intern for them?

One of my college professors from the TV department wants to come out to LA and learn more about the overall entertainment industry to update his knowledge. Are there any fellowships to help him do it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Help my Daughter Get to France

What is the best way for my adult daughter to live in France or the UK for a year? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Mar 23, 2011 - 17 answers

Help my interns help me

How can my small political nonprofit make the most of our interns? [more inside]
posted by cloudbuster on Jan 24, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I find a summer job or internship?

MeFites, I need help finding an awesome job/internship/research opportunity for this summer! [more inside]
posted by mademoiselle pamplemousse on Jan 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me turn indistinct desires and ideas into a concrete plan of action.

What kind of art/creative director should I be, and how can I get there? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 28, 2010 - 11 answers

How to get an internship at the last minute

What reputable NGOs offer internships or volunteer positions for summer this late in the year? I am an undergrad in need of an internship abroad (preferably in an Arabic-speaking country) for summer 2010. Really, I'm open to any type of foreign adventure, as long as it involves international travel, has an end product (paper, article, professional experience, etc), and is not insanely dangerous (no traveling to war zones alone, though traveling to war zones with government or NGO support is totally cool). Why did I not apply earlier, you ask? [more inside]
posted by cirgue on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Please get me out of my dorm.

How to make new friends and explore my interests (in ATL/the Southeas) given some limitations? [more inside]
posted by SputnikSweetheart on Feb 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Will work for no pay, but a litte prestige wouldn't hurt.

How should I go about contacting non-profits about taking me, a relatively inexperienced college sophomore, on as an unpaid summer intern? I'm contacting these organizations cold, and could use some help figuring out my initial approach- what information should I include? Is there anything I can say that will make the recipient of my email more likely to seriously consider my proposal? Do I even stand a reasonable chance of that happening to begin with? [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jan 12, 2010 - 10 answers

What are good summer internships for high-school students in New York?

InternFilter: I'm a high-school junior looking for an internship, paid or unpaid, for the summer. I live just outside of New York. [more inside]
posted by cmyers on Jan 28, 2009 - 6 answers

How to find an summer internship related to economic development?

I'm a first-year economics PhD student in Washington, DC. I'm looking for a paid, summer internship relating to economic development. I'm open to any geographic location. What are some good online resources I could utilize to help me find such an internship?
posted by sun_also_rises on Jan 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Are unpaid internships legal in NY?

Can someone tell me definitively (with citation) whether or not unpaid internships are legal in the state of New York? [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx on Jun 13, 2008 - 9 answers

A Summer in Cambridge

Help me take advantage of a summer living in Cambridge... [more inside]
posted by saoyama on May 19, 2008 - 14 answers

Los Angeles: How do I find an internship in mechanical engineering?

How do I find a paid internship or part-time job in mechanical engineering that will work around my school schedule (in Los Angeles)? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Aug 15, 2007 - 4 answers

Cultural learnings of America for make benefit of self: How can an Asian girl gain some North American experience?

I'm a Malaysian in my mid-twenties looking for non-academic opportunities to live in North America on a short-term basis. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Karcy on Aug 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Are internships necessary?

Are internships really as important to success as my school makes them out to be? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jul 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Networking with Alumni

What is the proper way to use an alumni directory when inquiring about internship positions? More specifically, what should be in the contents of a letter to an alum who has a cool job but whom I've never met -but potentially could offer a position based on our shared experience at a campus newspaper?
posted by moooshy on Jan 21, 2005 - 9 answers

What's the difference between an 'externship' and an 'internship'?

What's the difference between the words "externship" and "internship"? They have very distinct meanings for med students, but for undergraduate, graduate, and law students I've seen them used interchangeably. Is it a full-time/part-time distinction? Or a summer/school-year distinction?
posted by PrinceValium on Apr 20, 2004 - 3 answers

Looking For an Internship

Advice on obtaining an internship/co-op, please. I've already submitted resumes to several places, but what else can I do? Something suggests that just sitting by the phone [or on Outlook] waiting for responses isn't it.
posted by casarkos on Jan 9, 2004 - 10 answers

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