I want a Internship!

Postby cwatkinson » February 17th, 2017, 9:46 am

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So im curious how many other professionals (with a few years under their belts) have this desire..........

I would love to take a 2 week vacation and go and do a internship in a design dept that develops products i have never done before.

Now perhaps im just strange but i think it would be a fun time and an opportunity to expand my knowledge, and have some fun at the same time.

Re: I want a Internship!

Postby Ross McCoy » February 17th, 2017, 10:03 am

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I've often wished that the regular working world allowed for sabbaticals. I think doing a few weeks/months of work or research in a different area would be hugely beneficial to the creative well being of an employee.

Sign me up for doing a short internship to learn some new skills.

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Postby Mr-914 » February 17th, 2017, 1:13 pm

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I would love this too. I think it's called being a consultant ;)

Really though, great idea. I've thought about doing this too, but I'm pretty sure none of my employers would agree. One of the frustrating things in product development is that we're usually not allowed to discuss our problems nor their solutions because they are confidential to our employers. However, I'm pretty sure that whatever "secrets" you would find out would be more than compensated by the knowledge my org. would gain from you.

To conclude, how do we make this happen?
Ray Jepson

"The key to success in this business is to find a boss who doesn't care." - Mike Rowe

Re: I want a Internship!

Postby Sketchgrad » February 17th, 2017, 8:12 pm

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At one place I've worked, we sort of had a version of this. They called it "design immersion". It was our big Far East clients that sometimes had an internal design team, they would send one or two of their staff to us in order for them to learn and experience Western culture/ways of working.

They'd work on all of our projects and then be able to also work on the project for their respective company to see how we would tackle it. Was a great experience from both sides and obviously good for building a long lasting relationship between client and consultancy.

I agree though it would be cool to work somewhere that does something completely different to your current employer and be able to tap in to the knowledge of the people at the other place. So really, how does this happen?

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