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i'm sorry, i just have to ask...you wrote, "can I conclude from this that the working world is really shit and not for me?"
really? REALLY? for most people, the working world is probably shit, but few people have the privilege of just opting out. & it's a small minority that gets to dip a toe in the waters of the working world via an internship before they ever have to sling fast food or fold sweaters in a mall somewhere. not saying it's not a good idea for a zine, but maybe it's worth dialing down the "i learned from my internship that works sucks, let me tell you all about it" angle. it's just a touch off-putting. especially in this job climate.
There was a report in the UK a couple of weeks ago about social mobility that singled out internship culture as one of the reasons social mobility has decreased so much over the last couple of decades.
It would be pretty interesting to look at the impact of internships structurally as well as the experience of them. I know that internships based in London pretty much stop anyone getting ahead in lots of areas unless they have nice parents to house and feed them for a year (or more). Apparently the system started in law firms to make sure 'the right kind of people' ended up working there. And it is spreading into so many areas.
I think this is more of a suggestion than an offer, but I'll keep thinking about it!