I accepted an offer for an internship in a company I am really excited to work for. However, I have come to realize that I am much more interested in a different internship position in the company.
BACKGROUND: I applied for the first role (UX) because it incorporated my psychology major with tech. However, I have come to realize that I am much more interested in more coding/stat/technical roles. I got a chance to try out UX research this semester and felt 'meh' about it. However, I find that I really look forward to any coding assignment/project, things related to stats (SPSS, SAS, Data Mining), and especially my database management course. I don't have near enough knowledge to get any sort of dev. internship. However, there is a role in the same company (web analytics) that sounds more up my alley.
QUESTION: Is it that big of a deal to go ahead with an internship position in something I KNOW I don't want to do for my career? Do you think it would be a mistake to go ahead with it? How can I make myself not feel so icky about this?
I don't feel like inquiring about the other position would give them a very good impression of me (and I really like this company!) and I think the original role will still be reasonably enjoyable. It is just not where my passion is right now. :/