Internships are, like, so cool

After watching Avatar lots of people got depressed because they weren’t living on the beautiful planet Pandora, where God is a lovely tree and everyone is giant and blue. Aside from a few hopefuls who got naked and ‘blued up’- the rest of us got on with living in our own weird world. Just how weird is demonstrated in news such as this – Kanye West and Lady Gaga want to be interns – and more generally ‘posh work experience is “the 21st-century answer to the old-school Season”’. All the rich kids want it, and more importantly all the rich kids can get it off their Dad. Rather than coming out as a debutante with your own personal ball, summers are spent making coffee in an office. Eh??

This change is noticeable – internships are often viewed as more desirable than actual paid jobs. I’ve never been seduced by this PR, and coincidentally, have never watched The Hills, Gossip Girl and all the other programmes that feature really fit interns – oh yeah, also The West Wing, and let’s not forget the Daddy of them all – the Bill Clinton – Monica Lewinsky saga.

Read all about it here and here, and here.

I miss the 90s

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1 Response to “Internships are, like, so cool”


  1. 1 London Fashion Interns 06/15/2010 at 4:49 pm

    I forgot about the interns in the West Wing and Will’s assertion when he starts doing speech writing that

    “White House Intern” looks good on a resume. Three months from now, two of
    them will be
    working at Conde Nast and HBO.

    ELSIE
    And the other two?

    WILL
    WIll marry Senior Vice Presidents of Conde Nast and HBO.

    Thanks for the link.

    LFI


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