I'm in one week in my unpaid internship of six weeks in marketing. I already made a post about how I thought I was a bad intern, but after looking at others posts something bothered me.
A lot of people here are saying that an unpaid intern should be here to learn more than anything, and not do something that a paid worker do.
For now, I'm not saying I did that kind of work: most of my time was about researching and building a research file. But some things that my supervisor told me are staying with me.
On my first day, he told me he wouldn't consider me as a student, but as a professional. The meaning behind it I understood was: ''You're going to work here and I'll judge you like someone not in training.'' When he told me that, it kind of surprised me, I'll say.
And the projects I will work on are, well, huge. I'll participate in the production and writing of podcasts for the corporation: a new publicity, you see. He told me I would be the one writing the Presentation report, and this presentation report needs to sell the idea to the one buying the publicity. Basically, if I write shit, his project is a flop.
If it works, I'll probably write most of the podcasts, or what is needed to write. It's a big marketing project and, even if he supervises it, he told me my work would be the center of it.
All of these projects are urgent, like in the next two or three weeks, and the production didn't even start. I never done something like that before. (I'm not even in marketing, I'm in redaction.)
Like, am I imagining things or do he intends to pitch me in something too big for someone in training? Not even a junior, just an unpaid intern. I'll do it if it's still his intend, but I don't want to be overwhelmed by something out of my capacities.