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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.

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

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.

Meditating on Mentorship illustrated by Jack Oliver Coles for Intern Magazine. Renee Lee explores a new model for mentorship in the creative industries ©

Meditating on Mentorship

As our definition of mentorship is rooted in ancient history, Renee Lee feels that now would be a good time to reframe who we consider mentors and how we think about those relationships

The School of Being, Illustration by Jo Yeh © Intern Magazine

The School of Being

‘The School of Being’ is a vivid picture of what a future art school could — and perhaps should — look like. Come and dive right in

Cool Bus

The story of five friends who, rather than work unpaid internships, converted a school bus into a mobile graphic design studio and launched their careers.