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Stories

Our Stories are produced for and by students and young professionals to confront the most important issues in the world of creative careers. We believe in quality over quantity, and we pay all our contributors because their work has value.

The issue of salary cloaking in the creative industry. Illustration by Caitlin Rose for Intern ©

Cloak and Dagger

Hours and hours are lost as a job seeker applying for roles that don’t specify a salary range or rate. We explore the motivation behind the creative industry’s “salary cloaking” habit.

2+XP Required

Why and how has it become the norm that junior roles in the creative industry require two or more years of experience?

Image by Design Interns Club for Intern ©

The State of Design Internships

Design Interns Club is an initiative that creates a space for anonymous reviews of internships around the globe. Here’s what we've learned from their first-ever report

Illustration by Lisa Hooper for Intern ©

The Meritocracy Myth

Migrants to the UK regularly find that their hard work isn't equally rewarded, so Isaac Izekor feels that its time for diaspora communities to evolve their approach to building new legacies

Rude by Amrit Randhawa aka Taxicab Industries

A Message To You Rudy’s

Free pitching is a system that fundamentally undermines the value of creative work, but this week a restaurant couldn't resist a slice of the action

Do you always get told that you don't have enough experience? Illustration by Rafał Kwiczor for Intern ©

The Experience Vortex

Tired of being told that instead of pay, you’ll get experience in return for your work, while also hearing that you’re not experienced enough to be paid?

The Tip of the Iceberg by Grace Lister for Intern ©

The Tip of the Iceberg

The recent revelations from Everpress serve a stark warning that workplace racism is still a systemic issue in the creative industries

Ingūna Ziemele for Intern Magazine ©

Breaking the Formula

Having dropped out of uni, a job in the creative industries seemed out of reach for Lisa Williams, but then an opportunity came her way that changed everything

Rewriting the Future by exploring the digital possibilities for art and creativity, illustration by Calum Heath for Intern Magazine ©

Rewriting the Future

Art history acts as a thin veil to dominant power structures over the ages. That is starting to change though, as online communities begin to utilise the democratic potential of the internet, rewriting the rules of what should be archived.

Silva Baum, Claudia Scheer and Lea Sievertsen of Notamuse photographed by Mina Aichhorn for Intern Magazine ©

Makers, not Muses

While studying together, Silva Baum, Lea Sievertsen and Claudia Scheer quickly noticed a severe lack of women in the curriculum and conferences they were being presented with. So they created a platform to showcase and learn from their role models.

Illustration by Lily Kong

No Regrets

Studying art and design is often framed as a risky decision. Jack Williams argues that instead of shaming students for choosing to follow their passion, we ought to look to universities to teach them how to make their skills relatable to working life.

Illustration by Eva Cremers for Intern Magazine ©

It’s Not Me, It’s You

Find Your Intern founder Jasmine MacPhee has seen and heard it all when it comes to dodgy internships, so she’s sharing some top tips to help you sort the good from the bad

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