How official is job title? I have a generic, non-descriptive job title given to me by HR. Can I list a more accurate job
I am currently an intern. I, and all the interns on the team, were given the same generic, nondescript, job title by HR. However, our boss hired us for different skills and to fulfill different roles. I was hired for my machine learning experience and am working on developing a recommendation engine.
If I were to come up with a title that best describes what I'm working on, I would say "AI Software Development Intern". I am new to being in the workforce and I'm not sure what the culture and etiquette around job titles are. Are they informal, or will listing a job title that differs from the official one land me in hot water?
Should I ask my boss? I was about to send her a slack message asking about the situation, but I didn't hit send, because I have no clue how this sounds like and don't want it to reflect badly on me (though she's a chill person).
Another thing I'm wondering is if "AI software development intern" comes across as overly pompous. Should I just stick with "software development intern" instead?
TL;DR: decisions I need guidance on are:
* Should I list my official job title or a more accurate job title?
* If the latter, should I go with "AI software development intern" or just "software development intern"?
* Should I mention this to my boss, or just do it?