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An internship gives you a chance to try your luck in your selected career. You learn a lot of new things from it and gain sufficient experience. At the same time, we cannot ignore the truth that most of the internships are good for nothing. Here we have talked about the signs of a bad internship.
You are doing all the ‘dirty work.’
Let me here tell you that an internship means you are doing the work related to your projects, and when you are asked to do dirty or useless things, that means your internship is good for nothing. It will be a waste of time if you are given assignments which have nothing to do with your own work. If your boss wants you to spend time outside the office and doing nothing, then it is a sign that you are here to learn nothing.
No career advancement plan
While at the workplace, you would learn a lot of new things and polish your skills. If you are not learning anything, then that could be a sign that you are not at the right place. If there is no career advancement plan, your internship would be a waste of time. Most of the paid and non-paid internships provide people with lots of chances of career grooming. When an employer looks unclear about the potential opportunities, you should talk to him and try to find the possible solutions to your problems.
You have no support
There are times when you would need support and assistance to your seniors. The purpose of an internship is to learn from the experiences of others. If you do not have any support or cooperation, then you are wasting your time. Most of your seniors will not provide you with clear-cut guidelines. In such circumstances, you cannot learn anything and are better to step out and think of something else.