As of next week I’m halfway through my internship, and there’s finally some traction with the work I’ve been doing. After many hours spent fine-tuning an important press release and a number of drafts of a blog, we’ve been featured on the BBC News website, and this afternoon The Guardian books section.
It’s great to be part of a team with people that I like and who really take the time to teach me about the job, but it’s twice as exciting being able to see something which you directly had a hand in come to fruition.
It reinforces why I haven’t taken more than 2 weeks off for two years, whilst friends enjoy university holidays. It gives me a little bit more strength to get through someone lecturing me about taking an unpaid internship - as though I’m complicit in something sordid. And it makes seeing other people’s holiday photos a little easier, saying no to weeknights out a little less bitter, and not being able to justify the purchase of a Pret salad a little less demoralising.