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Feb 2, 2015

What Was Your Absolute Worst Intern Experience?

Working for free isn't all fun and games. Ever.

Over the past few years, there has been a huge debate surrounding unpaid internships.

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In many industries internships can help you get that foot in the door. However while some internship experiences can be mutually beneficial, others can be just plain awful.

It's not uncommon to hear tales from former interns that sound like modern day horror stories.

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There are the interns who work so hard for free they can barely afford to eat...

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Unpaid job = a life of mi goreng.

And the interns who have even ended up severely out of pocket by using their own money while running errands for their boss.

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Whether it be driving their own car, mailing parcels and packages or photocopying and printing annual reports.

Some interns have been forced to do coffee runs, clean office bathrooms and assemble furniture.

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Did you know forcing an intern to do manual labour is actually illegal?

While others were forced to go out torrential rain just because one company manager needed paper-clips straight away.

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Paper-clips are obviously very important.

So 'fess up. Tell us your absolute worst intern experience in the comments below!

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It's OK. This is a safe place to vent.

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