Should I ask for a reference or should I not?
I am currently in a position where I want to get a leg up where I do not want to burn any bridges. I started my internship about a month ago at a local not for profit org after volunteering a couple days a week this summer. It's going well and they seem to like me. However, last week, I received word that there is a local government IT support job in another area; in which that means I would be moving. I asked my advisor who is teaching my internship course if I could make it work and he said he would work something out for me and encouraged me to apply. However, I have a problem with references. I need 3 and I'm pretty sure I can get 3. Right now, I have my work study supervisors and my old boss at a customer service call centers; I'm going to ask my work study supervisor boss to be one tomorrow, whom I believe is a safe bet (she was sick today). With that being said, I think the IT director and the system admin at my internship would carry more weight but I am scared of burning a bridge. Should I go for it or play it safe until the holidays before asking? Any thoughts?