Two basic reasons why people hated their internship experience

Presently, it is very popular to do internships. Parents, colleagues, teachers at uni – literally everybody were convincing me that this is worth to do it and that it wouldl be very useful experience. Sadly, I was naïve enough to believe them , and made a decision to do the internship during the summer break.

Prepared by: Joseph Nicolia
The competition for this position was pretty rough. They checked my foreign languages and analytical skills. In consequence, I was completely sure that this internship will be something meaningful - probably I can have been too sure – I need to admit that I didn’t even question any detailed description regarding the scope of future duties.

At that time I was simply so excited with the news that I got the intenrship offer, that I didn’t think to ask about important information. Back then it was enough for me to be familiar with the department in which I was about to intern in. These days I am aware that my attitude was quite a big mistake. Sadly, I believe that that lesson was in fact the only useful experience I learnt from this internship experience.

Before I was convinced that during the internship I could learn this sort of knowledge as well as skills that are applicable also to any other similar position. Unfortunately, while doing this internship I was mainly doing these tasks which no other employee was interested to do. I know that somebody always has to do these things , but at the same time I would like to learn something new at during my intrnship.

Unfortunately, I didn’t. To be honest I learnt a lot about NY city and its neighborhood as I was helping everybody else conducting the most boring things which they did’t want to do. Ironically, I became familiar where to do law cost custom printing nyc or where to buy best coffee in the city. However I don’t think that this is the sort of knowledge I should gain from the internship.

Futhermore, they didn’t pay me any salary. I know that I was not a professional so I don’t have any precious experience they can need, but I was anyway doing some things they would pay for their workers to do. Consequently, I really think that they should pay me at least small amount of money. Only to show that they appreciated my time.

Posted by Administrator on 2018-02-02 11:44:37
Tags: duties, useful