The Internal Struggle

Ross Semple | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ross Semple

I'm trying not to be too negative. It could still turn around. I could get a job tomorrow. Maybe one day I'll have my dream job where I'll be paid for my work. I'll laugh with my colleagues and have business lunches until one day ... So I beat on, scouring the internet for jobs, borne back ceaselessly into the couch.

Four Lessons From Interning at a Charity

Miriam Steiner | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Steiner

If you know what your interests are and what tasks you enjoy, even things like writing or reading or talking, there is always a way to use those skills for the benefit of others. And if you do, it's highly unlikely you'll dread Mondays.

In Defense of Unpaid Internships

Isabel Maguire | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel Maguire

We hear the stories of many fellow comrades who have fallen foul to that 'vampiric' institution of unpaid internships which appears to sap the elixir of life from aspirational go-getters. These people have watched The Devil Wears Prada one time too many. There's a whole corner of the internet dedicated to sharing these exaggerated cosmopolitan horror stories.

Work Experience Tips

Carina Maggar | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carina Maggar

You only get a short amount of time to impress people during your experience as an intern. It's important that you make the best impact you can, before you're quickly replaced by a sharper, friendlier, more eager version of yourself. The doors of an office are constantly traffic-jammed with a rotation of students dying to make a good impression.

A Fashion Intern's Diary: The Highs and Lows of Unpaid Life in London

Bryony Moss | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bryony Moss

As my time at Hand & Lock comes to an end I've been thinking a lot about the pros and cons of being an intern...

Diary of a Fashion Design Intern

Bryony Moss | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bryony Moss

People have varying opinions of internships. I think people love to hear the horror stories of an intern but sometimes they aren't that horrific. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design, the prospect of someone handing me my perfect job on a plate were starting to fade so I began applying for jobs.

Unpaid Interns and Medieval Peasants. Comrades in Arms?

Will Manners | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Will Manners

What then do the companies offering unpaid internships care about more? The future job prospects of those who work for them? Or the opportunity to freely load onto them un-enviable, dull, un-fulfilling tasks which no-one else wants to do?

Too Eager To Please

Jana Bakunina | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jana Bakunina

Last week a summer intern at a global investment bank in London died after allegedly working for 72 hours without sleep. He was 21. Whilst Moritz Erhardt's parents are trying to come to terms with this tragedy, the coroners in East London are investigating the exact cause of death...

Clichés Will Trivialise the Unpaid Internship Debate

Nick de Taranto | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nick de Taranto

Trivialising unpaid internships helps masquerade free work as an annoying, if inevitable, first rung on the career ladder. Because of this we risk the practice becoming the norm and contaminating other career fields until it is an utterly essential part of 'working' life.

How BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra Are Opening Up to Audiences This Month for Access All Areas

Piers Bradford | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Piers Bradford

We know how much our listeners like to see behind the scenes and get exclusive backstage access, so we are aiming to open up what Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra do across the entire month. The relationship between us and our audience feels close than it ever has. They have access to the inner thoughts of our DJ's via Twitter. They can often get to watch, as well as listen to, our regular output. So the challenge for the month is how to bring them even closer. The centrepiece of our Access All Areas activity has rapidly become Radio 1's first ever intake of interns.

Surviving Unpaid Internships

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

It's a tough time to be an intern at the moment. Though the number and range of internships in the UK have increased considerably in the last few years, a staggering one in three interns are working for nothing. Zilch. Nada.

Intern Submits To Online 'Abuse' In Return For College Fund Money

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Tech

The depths to which interns will sink in return for a few weeks of experience are well documented - and lamented by campaigners. But this might be ...

WATCH: Intern Appears Behind Weather Report, Suddenly Disappears

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Pity poor Adam the intern. One moment he's doing some work for ABC 8's chief meteorologist Kevin Coskren, the next he's appearing on screen behind him...

Unpaid Internships 'On The Rise'

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Politics

Fresh evidence of the growth in unpaid internships in parts of British industry was revealed today with a new study into agencies in the digital and d...

WATCH: Intern Endures On-Air Local TV News Joke

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Seeing news presenters let their hair down and act like regular human beings is always an enjoyable experience - when they're taking the mick out of p...

VIDEO: American Football Player Scores Touchdown, Throws Ball At Intern's Face | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Comedy

Michael Boley is a linebacker for the New York Giants. Yesterday, he scored a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams. "Good for him!", you're thinking -...

Think An Internship Is Optional? Think Again

Nicholas Smith | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Smith

As students it should be our prerogative to gain an education in both academic and practical terms, simultaneously if at all possible, feng-sui'ing your time like one is expected to, and the rewards will pay off as you find yourself a head higher and job titles further than your fellow graduates.