15 Intense Fears Every Intern Has

“Will I die here?”

1. “Am I allowed to chime in at this meeting?”

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What if you say something stupid? What if they all remember that you’re just some kid?

ID: 1969869

2. “Can I ask for something to do?”

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You have no assignments, but are you annoying your supervisor to the point of no return?

ID: 1969950

3. “How will I find my way back to the office after this errand?”

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ID: 1969982

4. “What should I talk about with my coworkers?”

NBC/The Office


NBC/The Office



Everyone is 8+ years older, what do you even talk about? Tax return forms? Kids?

ID: 1970434

5. “Does my boss secretly hate me?”


You’re always trying to decipher the delicate subtext in their speech.

ID: 1970026

6. “Will they fire and blacklist me if I fail this task?”

NBC/Parks and Recreation


NBC/Parks and Recreation



Everything depends on you.

ID: 1970128

7. “When can I take lunch? For how long? Can I go outside?”

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Can…can you eat?

ID: 1970253

8. “Should I try and mingle at company events?”

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Are you even allowed to be here? DOES ANYONE CARE?

ID: 1970142

9. “Is my whole career just going to be me doing busy work?”

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Your BA in English = licking envelopes and filling out spreadsheets forever, sorry.

ID: 1970542

10. “Can I check my phone/Facebook for a second???”

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If you feel lucky. Do ya???

ID: 1971262

11. “Am I allowed to say ‘no’ when asked if I ‘want’ to do something?”

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“Do you want to reorganize our entire directory?” “Well…”

ID: 1971463

12. “Should I stay late? Am I allowed to leave?”

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No one said you could leave.

ID: 1971578

13. “Can I participate in Secret Santa?”

NBC/The Office


NBC/The Office



When they say everyone should participate, does that include lowly interns?

ID: 1971654

14. “Do they have a favorite intern?”

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Your supervisor smiled at the other intern and not you. This means war?

ID: 1972064

15. “Will I get a job?”

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Is the anxiety all worth it?

ID: 1972077

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