Should I change my internship while I still have time?
I have been working at a student travel agency in Germany for 2 weeks now, and have been regretting my choice of internship since I started. The job is based in a TINY office out of town (just 2 managers and one other intern who will be leaving this week), which is incredibly antisocial and has a very unfriendly working environment. Most of the day is spent in silence, and when my co-workers do speak to one another they do it in Turkish. In terms of the work itself, the main language of the job is English, meaning I am left with little opportunity to develop my language. As well as this, the work is incredibly monotonous and there is never an opportunity to learn anything/ actually use my brain - the worst thing is that there are often long periods where there is no customer activity and so there can be hours of sitting, staring at the screen or on your phone (this is not without me trying to find other work to do). Seeing my fellow intern, who is now 3 months into the job, doing as little as I am it is quite clear that this is what it will be like from now on. I just really would like a fresh start with a job that is actually challenging and allows me to have more contact with staff/ customers in German - I am worried that I will 'stick it out' here and end up regretting 6 months doing a job that I hate. Has anyone else switched internships early on in the year abroad/ left an internship early? I would really appreciate any advice at all at this point!!
This question was asked on 7th August 2018 and has been read 1413 times.
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