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Two main reasons why people hated their internship experience

Nowadays, it is really fashionable to be an intern. Parents, colleagues, professors at college – literally everybody were convincing me that I should do it as well as that it will be very useful experience. Unfortunately, I was naïve enough to believe them , and made a decision to do the internship during my holidays.
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Autor: Joseph Nicolia
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The selections process for this position was rather rough. They checked my foreign languages as well as analytical skills. So, I was entirely convinced that the internship will be something meaningful - possibly I may have been too convinced – I need to say that I didn’t even question any detailed description of the scope of potential duties.



Back then I was simply so excited with the news that I got the intern offer, that I didn’t come up with idea to request important information. Back then it was enough for me to know the company where I was going to do the internship in. These days I already know that it was quite a big mistake. Unluckily, I believe that that lesson was in fact the only useful experience I learnt from this intern experience.

Earlier I was sure that during the internship I would learn this kind of knowledge and skills which are transferable also to another similar position. Sadly, during this internship I was mainly doing these tasks which no other worker was interested to do. I know that somebody always gotta to do those stuff , however I would like to learn something useful while doing my intrnship.

Unfortunately, I didn’t. To be honest I learnt much about NY city and its surroundings as I was helping other employees doing the most boring stuff that they did’t want to do. Ironically, I became familiar where to do cheap custom printing nyc or where to buy best coffee in the city. However I don’t believe that this is the kind of knowledge I was supposted to gain from the internship.

Second, they didn’t pay me any stipend. I know that I was not an employee thus I don’t have too much experience they might need, but I was anyway doing some activities they would pay for their employees to do. Thus, I really think that they should reimburse me at least symbolic amount of money. Only to show that they appreciated my time.