I’m a photography major, and this past semester I was fulfilling my internship requirement at an art museum. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the museum was forced to shut down, and my position in the digitization department left me unable to work remotely. My college chairwoman suggested we find a new internship for me, and had me apply to a local business as a photographer. I figured I’d be editing photos for the company, or out in the field shooting when things calmed down.
I’ve been working with the head of the company since early April, and have been assigned nothing but graphic design work, which I am very unqualified for. Logos, posters, merchandise designs, etc. my supervisor sends me assignments with next to no instruction, and I’ve been having to learn things on the fly. I’ve graduated now, and he wants me to continue through the summer, however, I am uncomfortable with continuing. My grade is no longer in danger, and I’m certain that a graphic design student would provide him with far better quality work, and get more out of it than I. I’m uncertain of how I should bring this up to him. Should I resign? Should I grin and bear it?