Get ready because you’ll likely experience the following stages.
Wait, shouldn’t internships be easier to get? What are all these rejection emails in your inbox then?
The “for-the-experience” offers aka no salary
Yes, we know internships are for the experience. But try explaining to the bus conductor taking you from Ikeja to Ajah that there’s more to life than money.
The internships with the most ridiculous requirements
These ones deserve a special place in Ajah traffic. You want an intern who can speak seven languages? Just tell us you want to employ our Lord and personal saviour.
The ones with the sketchy job descriptions
You don’t need anyone to tell you that these ones want to either steal your kidney or collect the remaining ₦2k in your account.
You finally get the internship, but you actually have to work
Did you think internships were only for taking corporate wear selfies and filling a spot on your LinkedIn profile?
You start doing more than your job description
You start to wonder if these people mistakenly put out an internship vacancy when they really wanted an operations manager.
You start running personal errands
At some point, someone will send you to buy semo for them.
You begin to understand why everyone hates adulting
Your whole life becomes a wake-up-and-go-to-work cycle. Also, forget about weekends. You’ll be too tired to even consider any jaiye jaiye activity.
You start asking yourself why you wanted an internship in the first place
Especially when it looks like you’re the only one working in the entire office.
You realise it’s actually not that bad
At least you’ll get the experience employers always look for in fresh graduates. So keep enduring, that’s adulting for you.