Internship project proposal template ∗
Authorname comes here
author-email ID comes here
Our Ref. : propos1.tex
This document is a L TEX template for making a proposal for an internship-
project. It follows the standard style and layout of technical documents made
at Algologic algologic . Feel free to use this document and hack it, to suit
your project. The paper  will help you understand the principles of hack-
ing for learning. You can also ask Dr. Partha (email@example.com), for a
companion ﬁle prefered.tex which will give you plenty of ideas and tips for
using L TEX . Notice that this ﬁle uses many “packages”. You can download
all these packages from the CTAN site. Or, you can ask Dr. Partha, to give
you a copy of any of these packages.
The summary of the document comes here. First, state what this docu-
ment is about, what is the purpose of this document. Do’nt bother about
the project subject now. Then, in the next paragraph, explain what the
project is about. Then, generate and insert the Table of Contents. L TEX A
can generate the TOC automatically for you. The TOC will get automati-
cally updated whenever you run L TEX again on this document.
This document is itself structured like the project proposal you will make.
Table of contents
1 Preamble 2
2 Why L TEX ?
You can download the latest version of this document, as well as a number of useful
ﬁles from http://profpartha.webs.com/nontrad.htm
3 The proposal 3
3.1 Title of the project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.2 Prognostic synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.3 Expected deliverables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.4 Tentative Table of Contents of the Project report . . . . . . . 4
3.5 Deadlines and Milestones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.6 Resources required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.7 Any other information or detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.8 Working Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.9 Preliminary bibliography (literature survey) . . . . . . . . . . 4
4 Closing remarks 5
Give an overview of your project here. Explain why you are planning to
do what you plan to do. Explain the main reasons and motivation. Cite a
few literature references on which your work will be based. Be brief. Avoid
details. You can give speciﬁc details later, in the appropriate sections.
2 Why LTEX ?
L TEX is the choice of many insti-
A idiosyncracies of a speciﬁc, pro-
tutions worldwide, when it comes preitary, software.
to printing articles, papers, reports,
books, theses, dissertations etc. of 3. L TEX is excellent for type set-
high visual appeal and quality. There ting mathematically rich docu-
are many reasons for this. Here are ments.
just a few : 4. L TEX takes care of all man-
agement related activities e.g.
1. It frees the user from hav-
numbered lists, sections and
ing to bother about the ﬁner
subsections, index preparation,
details of high-quality type-
setting sytems. The user just
creates the document with the 5. L TEX gives a very sophis-
contents he wants to display, ticated bibliography manage-
L TEX takes care of all format-
A ment facility. This is a very
ting and display requirements useful feature, for documents
automatically. like : project reports, theses,
2. It is a vendor-independent,
platform independent tool. Finally, one may add that L TEX is
You are not constrained by the the default choice of algo logic , for
all reports and documentation. optimistic sense, using “today’s wis-
dom”. So do not bother if any gen-
Do you think L TEX is too cumber-
A uine unpredictables force you to de-
some ? You think you can never mas- viate. This proposal is to help you
ter this great tool ? Are you look- minimise such deviations and pre-
ing for help ? Then, look no further. vent you from going astray. More-
There are many ways to learn L TEX
A over, your supervisors must know
painlessly : what you are trying or planning to
do. Try to be honest, and try to
1. Just buy the two books : , stick as closely as possible, to this
and , and read. Keep these proposal, when you actually do your
two books handy, whenever project.
you are working with L TEX .
A Strictly speaking, your proposal
should contain the equivalents of this
2. Take a good L TEX ﬁle, and
A section only. Your proposal should
hack it. Start with this very contain the details explained in the
same Tex ﬁle. Hacking is easy, next few subsections.
fast and less frustrating, if you
are the adventurous type, and
have enough courage . YOUR PROPOSAL STARTS
3. Ask Dr. Partha for his tuto- REMEMBER TO BE BRIEF.
rial CDROM on L TEX . This
CDROM gives you everything
you need, to get started on the 3.1 Title of the project
L TEX adventure.
A tentative title which reﬂects the
work you are going to do.
4. Invite Prof. Partha to hold
your hand, while you take the
ﬁrst steps. There is nothing 3.2 Prognostic synopsis
more eﬀective than a live pre-
sentation by a guru. To get Give a brief description of the area of
a list of training programs by work (not the speciﬁc problem). Ex-
Prof. Partha, send an e-mail plain the background etc.
to: Then, describe brieﬂy the exact
firstname.lastname@example.org problem you are going to tackle. You
must give the motivation for taking
up this problem. You must also ex-
3 The proposal plain the current state of the art.
The problem you take up must have
This is only a proposal, to guide you an element of innovation it. It need
in executing your project. It is not not be a Ph D level problem, but it
a contract or a rigid commitment. should also not be a routine, run-of-
You are making this proposal in an the-mill story.
3.3 Expected deliverables 3.6 Resources required
Your ﬁrst, and most important de- Mention speciﬁcally any special re-
liverable will be the project report. quirements. For instance, if you need
If you are likely to develop any pro- a special instrument or some spe-
grams, or make any prototypes, list cial tools, you can mention that here.
them out clearly. You must also specify what plans
you have, for making sure that these
3.4 Tentative Table of Con- special resources are made available
tents of the Project re- to you. Do you have any com-
port mitments or engagement from your
project guide or your parent insti-
This is a very speculative section. tution regarding the accessibilty of
do not worry about likely changes. these resources to you ? Do you have
Mention, what you foresee now as any fall-back arrangements if these
the likely TOC of your project re- resources are not available as planned
Disclaimers (Optional): You can add
3.7 Any other information
appropriately worded disclaimers, in
case you foresee any bottlenecks or
hazards. Be clear, but do not be too You can add more subsections here,
pessimistic or negative. depending on the nature of your
project e.g. if your project involes
3.5 Deadlines and Mile- ﬁeld visits, you can add a asubsec-
stones tion titled “Field visits”.
Mention the exact date of start of
the actual project. Then specify 3.8 Working Arrangements
the exact date of end of the project. Mention here tie-ups if any with ex-
Then, list in tabular form the major ternal organisations. What arrange-
milestones and their expected dates. ment do you have with your parent
The ﬁrst entry on this table will be: institution ? What will the external
“start of the project“ (and date). the organisations provide ? Who is your
last entry in this table will be : ”end external guide ? What is the back-
of project“ (and date). Your project ground of your guide from the exter-
can start only fater the project pro- nal organisation ? Who is your guide
posal is accepted (by your institu- from your parent instituion ?
tion, and by your guide).
3.9 Preliminary bibliogra-
Disclaimers (Optional): You can add
phy (literature survey)
appropriately worded disclaimers, in
case you foresee any bottlenecks or A good literature survey will help
hazards. Be clear, but do not be too you establish the grounds on which
pessimistic or negative. you will take up a project. It will
help you orient yourself. For this a self-documented, single zip ﬁle of
proposal, you need to mention just xxxxMB. Ask Dr. Partha for a copy.
the base documents or literature on
which your project will be based. If you have any doubts, you can con-
Use the thebibliography environment tact email@example.com.
of L TEX for creating the bibliogra-
phy in this proposal. The bibliog- Good luck !
raphy should be structured similar
to IEEE or ACM style for bibliogra-
phies. In your ﬁnal poject report
however, you will use BibTeX and a References
formal bibstyle (IEEE or ACM).
 Parthasarathy S, Learning by
YOUR PROPOSAL ENDS HERE hacking, a new paradigm, Prac-
Tex Journal, 2007-1.
4 Closing remarks  Lamport L, L TEX guide and ref-
erennce manual, Pub. Addison
This template will help you prepare Wesley Publishing Company .
your internship-project proposal. In
addition to this template, Dr. Partha  Goossens M, F. Mittelbach, A..
has prepared a collection of use- The L TEX companion, Pub.:
ful material for preparing the pro- Addison Wesley Publishing
posal. The whole package comes as Company.