As a developer/Data-science intern, there are certain aspects of your internship experience that you can share with a new recruiter, and others that you cannot disclose due to the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) you signed with your previous employer. Here’s a breakdown of what you can and cannot share:
What you can share:
- Technical Skills and Knowledge: You can discuss the technical skills you acquired and developed during your internship. For example, you can talk about programming languages, frameworks, tools, and methodologies you worked with.
- Projects and Contributions: You can share a general overview of the projects you worked on during your internship and the role you played in those projects. You can discuss the type of applications you developed and the technologies used, but avoid disclosing specific code snippets or implementation details that may be considered proprietary.
- Learning Experience: You can talk about the learning opportunities you had during the internship, such as participating in code reviews, collaborating with senior developers, and gaining exposure to real-world development scenarios.
- Teamwork and Communication: You can share how you contributed to the development team, how you collaborated on projects, and how you communicated with team members.
- Professional Growth: You can discuss how the internship contributed to your professional growth as a developer, the challenges you faced, and how you overcame them.
What you cannot share:
- Intellectual Property: You must not disclose any code, algorithms, or any other intellectual property you were exposed to during your internship. This includes specific details about proprietary software, databases, or any confidential development processes.
- Sensitive Information: Avoid sharing any sensitive information about the company, its clients, or any internal operations that were not publicly available.
- Trade Secrets: Refrain from discussing any trade secrets or proprietary information you learned while working with the company.
- Confidential Projects: Do not disclose the names or details of any confidential projects you were involved in during your internship.
- Client Information: You must not disclose any information about the company’s clients or projects that were not publicly available or approved for release.
Respecting the terms of your NDA is crucial for maintaining the trust of your former employer and protecting their proprietary information. While you can highlight your technical skills and general experiences, it is essential to avoid any specific details that may violate the terms of your NDA. Always prioritize the confidentiality of the information you were exposed to during your internship.