I had applied for an academic internship after my undergraduate studies. The professor has accepted me for the internship. But since then he has not properly replied to my emails. I need his letter for VISA purposes. How should I write an email to him asking for the same? I had sent an email to him regarding this but he has not replied to the email. The problem is that I can’t write a proper email and also he is the director of the institute and is probably very busy.

Could you please help me with writing such an email. Also I am taking a year gap for this internship, so this is extremely important to me. I also want to convey him that this internship is extremely important to me.

I am going into my sophomore year and I have been offered a fall internship with a sorta well known fashion company. Since I was offered to work with my desired team (Software Engineering), I quickly accepted the offer and signed the agreement. The SE team had requested that I learn couple of new programming languages while I was still off from college. In these last two weeks, the team has been very unresponsive. I have asked what specific things I have to learn within each language and received no reply. I feel that this lack of response and unprofessional-ism will carry over into my internship. But I need some Software Engineering experience. Should I still go along with the internship?
It is unpaid, but is offering a $20 daily stipend. I am also committed to work 20hrs a week.

One thing I am not lacking is general work experience, however; none of my experience is inline with SE (something that I want to pursue as a career). I have some general IT support experience though..

All feedback is welcome!
Thank you

I am about to start a Master’s degree in Computational Biology. My future goal is to do a Ph.D. in Europe in the field of Computational Biomedicine. I have already completed the first year of another Master’s degree an I have some research experience since I was allowed to work as a Student Assistant in a research group at that University and I carried out some small research projects during the last semester (final projects for some courses). Since I would like to continue doing research also at the new University and since I would really love to find a nice supervisor for my future studies, I am trying to find a project I can work on.

The big problem is that I found a nice group in Germany (I will study in Italy) and I am pretty sure it would be a nice place for my Ph.D. The question is: do you think it would be possible for me to work on one of their project while I am studying in another country? I was thinking about something like the following: contacting them in order to see if this is feasible, start studying what I would need, and then start the project that I will continue also for my Master’s thesis. Are you aware of any long-distance student project experience? Is it better not to contact them at all and wait until I start the internship for my thesis? Any feed-back is appreciated.

There are many established university research internship program, which ask to get an acceptance from a faculty to apply for the internship. I tried mailing them, but none of them responded. Should I call them over phone to ask about any opportunity? At least that would help me know where I am lacking so that I can prepare myself for the internship the next year. But I’m not sure if the researchers would view it favorably.

This is my first post in this community, please excuse me if this kind of post is inappropriate.

I completed my second year of my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (where I study, all Bachelor’s Degrees are a 3 year course, unlike in USA).
I have asked one of my Professors to organize a Mathematics Research Internship for which I wouldn’t get paid, as I just wanted to get into the world of research and improve my level of math, and hopefully get some experience in research.

As I am working towards the end of it, I am starting to wonder if this Internship will have any credibility or a positive effect on my CV once I apply to a Master’s Degree program (I don’t think anyone will look at what I am doing now when I apply to a PhD program). What provokes such doubts in me is the fact that I am doing “pseudo-research”, basically I am trying to prove some properties that have been proved long ago. Most of the stuff that I proved can be most likely found in graduate Mathematics text books. I think that whoever will be studying my CV will have doubts about my credibility.

So my question, how will my internship’s “scientific report” look (basically a presentation of what I have done, all the proofs and all the application I have done)?

I am Computer Science 2nd year student. I am undergoing an internship where I am learning stuff like LaTeX and exploring different soft-wares. I have to prepare for internship interviews which are going to start after the vacations. Also I am not able to get much time to prepare for it.
Should I leave my internship?

This is my first post in this community, please excuse me if this kind of post is inappropriate.

I completed my second year of my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (where I study, all Bachelor’s Degrees are a 3 year course, unlike in USA).
I have asked one of my Professors to organise a Mathematics Research Internship for which I wouldn’t get paid, as I just wanted to get into the world of research and improve my level of math, and hopefully have some experience in research.

As I am working towards the end of it, I am starting to wonder if this Internship will have any credibility or a positive effect on my CV once I will be applying to a Master’s Degree( I don’t think anyone will look at what I am doing now once I will be applying to a PhD program). What provoques such doubts in me is the fact that I am doing pseudo research, basically I am trying to prove some properties that have been proved long ago. Most of the stuff that I proved can be most likely found in graduate Mathematics text books. And I don’t think that whoever will be studying my CV won’t have any doubts about my credibility.

So my question, how will look my internship’s “scientific report” (basically a presentation of what I have done, all the proofs and all the application I have done)?

I recently finished my Bachelor’s degree in physics at a US university, and I am currently doing a 2.5 month summer internship in Europe to prepare to apply to PhD programs in physics. The group I am working with works on a subsystem of a large off site experiment, but they have working replicas of the relevant subsystems at the university. The group leader has proposed that I spend half of my time at the university, and half of the time working on site at the experiment; however, the professor has suggested that I spend all of my time at the university reading and preparing for work of the second half of the internship. I’m now a week into the internship, and I’ve found it incredibly boring reading all day and not doing any actual work. I understand that reading about the experiment is necessary to contribute, but reading all day every day for another month seems unnecessary and tedious. Furthermore, I don’t know how I will be able to make a nontrivial contribution in a little more than a month once I arrive on site.

I would like to improve my skills as a scientist and contribute something to this group before I leave, even if it is a small side project or a simple task using the equipment at the university. One of my motivations for taking this internship is to obtain a letter of recommendation, and I am concerned that I won’t be able to demonstrate my potential as a scientist which would cause the professor to give me a weak recommendation. What is the best way to politely bring up my dissatisfaction with the professor or the other group members? Would it be better to ask the professor for more tasks or the graduate students and post docs?

It’s already been discussed on here how to find internships/temporary research opportunities at universities and also when exactly to do an an internship at a company during one’s PhD, but there doesn’t seem to be much information on how someone goes about finding internship/temporary research opportunities at companies.

There are a few companies which do stuff which is very similar to what I’m researching, and a couple of those are even posting full-time jobs for work nearly identical to my own albeit looking for people who are more experienced in the field than I currently am. How can I approach said companies which are actively working on my own research topic (more or less) with a proposal to spend a period of time working with them?