Remember that work experience will give you the chance to develop your existing skills and gain new ones. You will develop self-confidence and learn how to work in different environments.
Unpaid internships contribute to inequality. Some of us are lucky enough to have a permanent base in London, where most of the UK media activity happens, and parents who are generous with the financial support. Most of us are not.
For many young people finding a job in the summer holidays is a chance to make money and gain valuable experience for their CVs. Some students take it as an opportunity to discover what they would like to do in their further education.