Saturday, May 09, 2009
From intern to staff
Having your internship turn into a job is a rarity. But many people working in magazines are former interns of where they now work, so it does happen. Whether you're offered a job at the end of your internship depends on two things: timing and your performance.
You don't have much control over the first. If your internship happens to coincide with a position opening up or a department expanding, you might be lucky enough to be considered for the job. But whether you are, is up to you.
It's your performance that determines if you're kept on after you're internship is done. Even if you're lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, the only way you'll be offered a position is if the company is happy with your performance as an intern. So treat every internship as a hands-on job interview. You just never know what might happen.
- Corinna vanGerwen