Got a question - I have been working on a project for the satellite team for a few months. The original concept was someone else's idea but I've done the lion's share of the design work and research to bring the project to fruition which means that I know the system inside and out. There is a company that is working on the exact same project and we know that from a past contact our team had with this company that they decided to pursue the same project based on our outline. Even the technical specifications are identical though their project uses much more advanced construction techniques. Anywho, the company's website list the project as 'under development'. I've been looking for an internship and/or co-op and traditional approaches (career fairs, online-applications, etc) haven't had any success. So I went digging online about this company and found the team within the company that is developing the project and also dug up contact info (via linkedin) on the team members, including the project manager. The company's web-site had a general application form that I filled out and I mentioned the project I have been working on in reference to the company's own version of it. I mentioned that I have a lot of experience working on this project and since their project was still under development that an internship would be mutually-beneficially to both parties, myself and the company. Their website lists no job openings for interns or co-ops (at least for now) so as I said, my application/resume was a 'general application' that probably wound up in a pile next to the shredder. That was this Monday for reference. I am thinking about writing an email (via LinkedIn) to the project manager at the company outlining my experience working on the same project and basically asking for an internship or a co-op to work at the company on the project. Would this be alright? I'm not sure about the do's and don'ts of LinkedIn and how to solicit jobs through direct contact. If it is ok to contact the manager and ask for employment, should I go ahead and attach a resume or wait until he replies?