Got an internship offer...should I take it?

<p>OK, some exciting news for me. I am being asked to apply for an engineering internship. I have to have the application in by Monday, May 2nd. The question is, should I fill out an application? Here is the e-mail:</p>

We received your resume at the SIU Job Fair. If you are interested in
applying for the Summer Engineering Program at Illinois Department Of
Transportation (District 9), please come by and fill out an application
and bring a copy of your transcripts.</p>

<p>Applications will be accepted until May 2nd.</p>

<p>Thank You!

<p>I was told that they do have some electrical engineers employed, and this may be my only shot of actually having an engineering job with my Asperger's Syndrome, because I must remain in Southern Illinois at a facility because of it. I cannot go to a major city to pursue a job. So, do I fill out an application? I want to do so so that I can intern under professional engineers to get my engineering license, but my parents will probably say no because I will get fired very shortly after getting hired.</p>

<p>So what do you think? Should I fill out an application? I have a lot of coursework in ECE and biology, but only one course in civil (engineering drawing: AutoCAD). What do you all think?</p>

<p>This isn't an offer yet, it's a notification that there are one or more positions open that you would qualify for, and they are inviting you to apply. Why not send in an application with your transcript and see if they contact you further? At <em>THAT</em> point, you can determine whether any of these other factors will come into play. Right now, you haven't even applied, so it's too soon to focus on some of these other concerns, I'd think.</p>

<p>Like mootmom said, it just sounds like an invitation to apply. Then they will look at all the applications, probably do interviews and decide. What is this about a facility?? And I still do not understand this thing with your parents. If your parents are still choosing your food for you, it's time to move out. Is your mother still helping you get dressed? Tying your shoes for you?</p>

<p>Go ahead and apply. It's good experience, even if you don't get the position. You will probably have to do an in-person interview or some type of follow-up phonecall, and that is also a good learning experience. Work on presenting yourself in the most positive way.</p>