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On Summer Internships

Posted by on 04/01/2010 at 11:27 AM

Well, good news folks: I'm hooked up for the summer.

It was touch and go there for a while; I called Medieval Times a few weeks ago to see if they were hiring knights to compete at banquet, but hard work and dedication paid off. Er, well, emailing and calling until someone would talk to me paid off. That's the truth: sometimes you need to badger your way in. Granted, the traditional way works too. You know, applications, interviews, this and that. I tried that and it didn't work out too well for me, so I decided to hustle myself and get something done. Using advanced research techniques (Google.com), and by emailing several times, eventually I was heard and got myself a gig. 

 I'm a much happier person now, after being rejected by a few internships, that I have something to do this summer. I did public interest work last year, and I'm continuing my trend towards this lifestyle this summer and into next school year and, needless to say, if I had a big blank (or a resume slot as the Black Knight at Medieval Times) for my summer work, it may have had a serious effect on my career. But, like I said, I don't have to worry about that. Though, it seems I shouldn't put that Knight's resume away because I wasn't awarded a stipend for the summer, marking my second consecutive year of working for free. It's no worries though; I care about the experience and getting better at what I can't learn in a classroom, so any experience I can get it much more valuable than any dollar amount at this point in my aspiring career. 

Besides, I'll be living with my parents anyway and there's nothing quite like having dinner I didn't pay for, but sheets that get magically washed is almost as good.

Seriously though, the thinly veiled moral of this story is I'm happy that I got an internship that will make me a better lawyer, and I'm satisfied that I did it on my own. But regardless, when the time comes remember that jobs look a lot better than classes on your resume. At least that's what I hear.