Never-Ending Intern – The Common Way To Start A Career?

I guess many graduates or current students of the creative industries know the situation: you send out a massive amount of intern applications to interesting companies of which over 90% are being ignored, and a lot of the remaining applications end up in an unexplained rejection. In the end, those internship positions may be occupied by friends and family members of the company’s employees or stay empty because nobody in the company has the ambition and time to supervise the potentially incompetent young candidates. A lack of commitment of the employees often results in a delegation of easy tasks to the interns that drastically reduces the learning outcomes and useful, educating experiences that its maintaining should be the primary objective of both the intern candidates and the internship providers.

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