In our second interview with an ex-Intern, Interns Anonymous caught up with someone who had a behind the scenes look at the fashion world. She found that working at a glamorous magazine actually wasn’t that glamorous.
Interns Anonymous: Tell me about your internship. What kind of magazine was it?
*****: I worked for a fashion magazine. I was in the beauty department, working alongside the beauty editor and her assistant. It was unpaid…
Interns Anonymous: Did it live up to the stereotype of the fashion world?
*****: Emphatically yes. But in different ways. It’s not as glamorous as you would think. But the people are almost like a parody of themselves. I don’t think they are very well paid, but I think they have very wealthy parents.
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We are unleashing a new feature on the website: the Interns Anonymous interview. Armed with a dictaphone and 10 minutes of spare time, we are interviewing past and present interns about their internship experiences. We kick off with an ex-headhunter who wanted a career-change in her mid-twenties. She turned to internships to get into the charity sector.
IA: Where does this story start?
I chose to have a career change earlier this year. I was advised that the best way to get into other organisations – having worked for four years but with no actual qualification to show for it – was to do internships…I was in a unique position because being an headhunter, they were all with my clients.
IA: So they weren’t advertised?
No, none of them were advertised, I just knew somebody there and I normally worked with the person I knew, in their team
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