Published on June 18, 2015

Week 1 of your internship as told by GIFs

The first week of an internship can be quite the roller coaster of emotions. So many new people and tasks and office supplies... it can be stressful if you're not willing to laugh at yourself just a little!

 

The night before your first day:

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When your boss introduces you to your new colleagues:

Expectation:

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Reality:

 

Waiting for your lunch break:

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When your boss says you did a good job on something:

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Scoping the premises for attractive coworkers:

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Getting back to work after your lunch break:

Expectation:

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Reality:

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Meeting the CEO:

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Your first approaching deadline:

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Accidentally replying all to a company-wide email:

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When Thursday rolls around and you've already worn all your new office clothes:

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Friday night after your first week is over:

Expectation:

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Reality:

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The author
Elizabeth Trovall
After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her third year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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