I'm currently doing an unpaid summer internship for graphic design at this small company. Right now, I am more than a month into my internship, but I keep thinking that I'm a bad intern.
I tend to rush through things when I shouldn't be, and that's a habit that I'm trying very hard to fix but not getting fixed fast.
Today I was assigned to change several designs that one of the senior designers created, but I forgot to isolate/detach the designs from the rest of the others, which changed a lot of styles containing those designs. I was rushing, and I didn't know I made such a mistake until the senior designer pointed that out to me. She made the corrections herself, and I think that delayed her getting off work. She told me to be careful next time but I feel so terrible for doing this. I apologized to her, but I didn't know what else to say. I'm just so afraid they'll think I'm sloppy.
I don't think I'm very detailed-oriented as I thought I was. I've been making the same mistakes for a month now, I feel so self-conscious. But really, I enjoy graphic design. And I've learned so much from this internship. But I feel so discouraged.
Other than this, I show up work early, I have never had a sick absence, I socialize with my coworkers, and I don't do things that disrupt anyone.