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missinglink
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Length of Summer Employment

Postby missinglink » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:17 pm

Hey,

At some point I need to let my judge know when I plan to start / stop my summer internship.

What's the typical length of a summer internship? If I leave around a week after finals, and a week before finals, that gives me 16 weeks. Is that about what most people do? (except those who split their summer). My uninformed inclination is to just work the entire summer, but I wondered if there was a set time period most people stick to.

Sup Kid
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Re: Length of Summer Employment

Postby Sup Kid » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:41 pm

If you are being paid, work as long as they'll pay you. If not, 10-12 weeks is plenty -- take some time off.

plum
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Re: Length of Summer Employment

Postby plum » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:25 pm

i would say about 9 weeks. take a week off after exams, and finish by end of july, so that you can leave august open for preparing for fall OCI, journals etc.

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iShotFirst
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Re: Length of Summer Employment

Postby iShotFirst » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:40 pm

16 weeks? Wow that seems like a long time. Your school must have a longer break than mine, but make sure to double check the calendar. I originally looked at it and saw 13 weeks, but then realized that I was counting from my last exam to the first day of school. However, OCI happens the two weeks before the first day of classes. Just make sure you aren't counting OCI weeks as part of your break.

missinglink
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Re: Length of Summer Employment

Postby missinglink » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:48 pm

Good call. I was basically counting from the end of finals period to the first day of classes. Making room for (potential) journal commitments and OCI isn't something I took into account.

imchuckbass58
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Re: Length of Summer Employment

Postby imchuckbass58 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:24 pm

I have never heard of anyone doing more than 12. I would do 10. As little as 8 is probably acceptable.

missinglink
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Re: Length of Summer Employment

Postby missinglink » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:47 pm

I'm sure after about 8-10 weeks, the judge will be getting sick of looking over my work anyways.




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