Community·Posted on Oct 9, 2021Unpaid Interns, What's The Most Ridiculous Thing You've Been Asked To Do?Nothing quite like an unpaid internship that requires 10 years of work experience.by Crystal RoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Unpaid internships supposedly exist to give students and/or recent graduates professional work experience and a ~leg up~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Global TV / Via giphy.com Of course, the reality is unpaid internships are just veiled ways for companies (who most of the time COULD offer a salary) to get free labor. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com What's worse is that, on top of this, unpaid interns are often also asked to do RIDICULOUS things for this supposed ~work experience~. And if you're one of those people, we want to hear from you! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Peacock / Via giphy.com Like, maybe your "experience" consisted of doing really stupid things like running personal errands for your boss. Cassandra @c___andra *walks into internship* "Wait, don't take your coat off. You need to go pick up dry cleaning" 03:43 PM - 05 Feb 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @c___andra Or perhaps you were asked to work full-time (or overtime!!!), just like all the salaried employees, but for zero pay? DiJonay Jones, Esq.² @dijonay_d unpaid internships blow me. You want me to spend 10 weeks in a city that I’m not domiciled in, work 40hrs a week, and not get paid?how am I suppose to survive?on air and tears? 10:56 PM - 28 Dec 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @dijonay_d Heck, maybe you were even asked to ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCE for an internship that's supposed to give you said experience?! Kurt Eichenwald @kurteichenwald I’ve been checking out entry level jobs online to see what millennials are talking about. It’s insane! Companies want 3-5 years experience for entry level job, real jobs are offered as unpaid internships. My favorite: unpaid internship requiring 10 years of industry experience. 04:54 AM - 20 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @kurteichenwald Whatever the ridiculous thing was that you were asked to do at your internship, we want to know! Tell us your story in the comments below to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.