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Will internship purely into manual testing help my career?

Hi ,
I took up an QA internship at a startup couple of months ago. At the time of the interview the TL told me that i could get a chance to work on automation in 2-3 months time. But last time i talked to my TL i came to know that tests will most probably not be automated during my internship period.
I have completed two months in my internship and have 4 more months left. I manually test the android,ios and mobile web application of the product they are building. However the manual testing process is conducted without any planning or documentation. I just look for bugs and report it to the developers.
My main question is-
Do you think this internship experience could benefit me and i could leverage it for a full time job some place else in the future(In automation)?
P.S. I have been learning selenium web driver in my free time.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 27, 2016
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Do you think this internship experience could benefit me and i could leverage it for a full time job some place else in the future(In automation)?
It will help definitely. However, since you're already learning Selenium tool; who's stopping you from writing your own cases for automation? Why not get in touch with the guys who know automation testing in the QA team and ask them to check your work? That'd definitely give you an edge.

You're learning, and there are several ways to learn. Ignore what they want you to do; and start learning automation as well on your own. If you think they won't appreciate your work; don't show it to them. I'm sure someone from their existing automation team will definitely guide you. You'll have to ask around.

All the best!

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