I am a Master’s student from Iran. I sent an email to a professor in Austria and asked for a PhD position. He said that he did not have any open position, but if I like, I can go there for an internship.
I want to know whether I will be supported financially or not
and how I can ask about it in such a way that does not cause any negative impact.

I am a master student from Iran. I sent an email to a professor in Austria and asked for a PhD position. He said that he did not have any open position, but if I like, i can go there for an internship.
I want to know whether I will be supported financially or not
and how I can ask about it in such a way that dose not cause any negative impact

I’am curious about proving certification as a competent AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), MR (mixed reality) developer. I’am aware that I can obtain Unity3D certification from their website, which is a game engine used to build VR/AR apps; however, is it worth just going for a nano-degree in VR from Udemy, or would I be fine obtaining certifications in the following technologies that compromise of VR/AR development?

I wrote some software as part of an internship. It worked well for the task and we published a paper on it. However, because the internship was at a company, not my graduate institution, the code is technically property of the company and they do not want to release it. I’ve received several requests for the code, and I know that releasing the software will increase my paper’s citations and impact. Is it okay to re-implement the code I wrote and release it as open source, or could that violate some laws or policies?

For the record, when I say re-implement, I mean start from scratch, not reuse most of the same code and change a few things.

Please answer these specific and non-vague queries:-

1.) What should be the first few questions that I should ask to make sure everything goes down smoothly without much trouble for any party?

For eg.

“How long will this project last?”
“What is the scope of the problem?”

2.) Since I probably wont be having a work contract, what kind of questions should I be asking and precautions should I be taking to ensure that I’m sufficiently protected against any future problems?

3.) So that’s about it, please tell me anything else I’m missing relating to the above or if should be inquiring about?

4.) Any risks I’m taking in doing this?

I’m a first year international grad student so my off campus options are severely limited (none).

So is doing an unpaid internship worth it in grad school?

This person I’m talking to said that they had no money but could offer me a place and some work but I’ve been hesitant to respond due to the unpaid nature of the whole thing.

This is work for the summer and I really dont know about the not being paid part. It sucks.

Also please answer these specific and non-vague queries:-

1.) What should be the first few questions that I should ask to make sure everything goes down smoothly without much trouble for any party?

For eg.

“How long will this project last?”
“What is the scope of the problem?”

2.) Since I probably wont be having a work contract, what kind of questions should I be asking and precautions should I be taking to ensure that I’m sufficiently protected against any future problems?

3.) So that’s about it, please tell me anything else I’m missing relating to the above or if should be inquiring about?

4.) Any risks I’m taking in doing this?

I’m a first year international grad student so my off campus options are severely limited (none).

This is the person I could land as per the availability and time-frame of internships considered and I also dont want to let this go because this might be a good (maybe only) chance to learn. I really wished they had offered me a contract though. I feel that is a way to go, it clears up any confusion and makes an agreement of them allowing me to do my work and having a responsibility to guide me and me expected to finish.

Ok so I’m a graduate student.

I want an on campus internship. School just ended last week. Its been one week since “summer” started. Am I too late in looking for an on campus internship?

I have been trying for the past few weeks. (Since the last week of school, i.e. finals week) I dont know of a good approach (I’m a first timer). Can someone give me some pointers as to how to proceed? Is looking in only one department okay? Should I branch out to others too? Would my department mind if I took up a summer RA position in another dept? ( Would you hate a grad student if he took up an interesting learning opportunity in another department? )

I originally had one person, with whom I had spoken with early on in the semester and I was pretty confident that they would take me in. Turns out, they ended up backing out on me. So since that happened, I dont get to work in my discipline, I might need to branch out, I’m okay with that.

I did some research and it turns out that I may have about 10 days before the “proper” internship period begins (google told me that internships usually start beginning – mid June). Although I would have preferred to start earlier on ( starting earlier on always helps with any problem ) but as it seems right now, I must make do with what I may have.

I spoke to a senior of mine, they told me that in our inst. since summer ends about end of Aug., I’m not that late.

I’m looking for an RA position. Can someone here tell me how they would usually prefer to be approached by a student looking for such a position?