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Intern is a bi-annual independent print publication for and by the creative youth.
Our opinion is that an ongoing debate about internships is a necessity. Since 2013, we’ve provided a contemporary platform for the discussion, at the same time showcasing the work of emerging young creatives for whom the subject is of critical importance. To ensure that we are truly for and by the creative youth, all of our output is either by or features the people we represent.
Through a variety of perspectives we host a balanced, unbiased and frank discussion. Enabled by our open submissions policy and strong ties to the creative industries, intern strives to communicate the importance of thoughtful recruitment to those at all levels of all industries.
As such, each issue we invite industry leaders to share their opinions on the topic, widening the debate from all angles. Yet they will never be featured on our cover, as the stars of the magazine are its young contributors, who shape each issue with their ideas, insights and inquisitions.
In this issue:
Go Your Own Way: In a short space of time, Liv Siddall has carved out a very successful, multifaceted career in the creative industries. It hasn’t all been plain sailing as Andrew Bennett finds out, but being determined to do what makes you happy, isn’t a bad tactic either.
Balancing Act: The name of your degree doesn’t have to define your career. We meet Carrie Thompson, studio manager at Soth Studios to see how she came to manage one of the world’s most famous photographers, alongside developing her own practice.
Exodus: Creative industry careers are very popular at the moment, but are those industries doing enough to ensure that people aren’t taking their skills elsewhere out of frustration? Kajsa Asplund examines a very millennial crisis.
Internships: A Foreign Idea in Reykjavík: Iceland is a country that hasn’t bought into the internship model. Instead, teenagers typically get their first jobs around the age of 15 and are financially independent from there on. Svanhildur Gréta Kristjándóttir uncovers how young people forge a path in the land of fire and ice.
A Dirty Word: Kate Moross has clear ideas about what an internship should be about and making coffee isn’t on the list. Alex Hacillo talks to the Studio Moross team and learns that this tightly run ship needs the right kind of crew, but when it finds them, takes some stopping.
Busy Lizzy: By day co-founder of Neon Gold Records, by night a signed musician in her own right, Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR is a triumph of duality. Henry Lyons investigates how to balance business and creative in the highly competitive music industry.