The 12 stages of being an intern

I got 99 problems but an unpaid internship aint one. 

1. Pure, unadulterated joy. 

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Could it be? Your dream job! Farewell to daytime TV and endless job applications.

2. Swiftly followed by…..

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Complete panic. What if they think I’m stupid? What if I mess up? What if I fall over? Oh god oh god oh god.

3.  Navigating the unknown, while accepting that you will feel like an idiot 100% of the time. 

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4. Going waaaaay overboard on the free stuff and perks. But hey, a girl’s gotta eat!

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5. Realising that “fashion cupboard management” = solitary confinement in an actual cupboard. 

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6. Overcoming the daily struggle of fulfilling tasks with an absence of information or prior knowledge. 

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7. Feeling kind of miserable at times. 

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8. Meeting someone high profile and acting like it’s NBD. 

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9. Reaching levels of exhaustion that you didn’t know existed.

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10. Wondering whether you’ll ever earn any money. 
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11. Daring to ask the dreaded question….

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12. But knowing you worked really hard, regardless of the outcome. 

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3 thoughts on “The 12 stages of being an intern”

  1. I laughed my bum out…this is hilarious and so true. story of my life at the moment, although I’m getting paid but if I’m not feeling like and idiot, number 7 is my dance tune. lovely post, thank you so much.

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