My son needed an internship – for school.
It is mandatory.
Yes and teenagers really don’t want it – this mandatory thingy.
So he wasn’t very motivated.
Sure, just to hang around in front of a computer, as he likes doing when being on holidays.
No, no real idea, how it might be like.
So he phoned some game designers – no they don’t take interns.
Usually they are small business, one or two people working there.
Hmmm, what else?
Maybe a lawyer? Or our doctor?
He asked the doc – no they don’t take interns too.
He phoned some lawyers – two wanted a formal application.
Hell it is an internship, we are talking ninth graders!
No reply by those.
Government of the district – application, certificates – they refused to see him.
Mom getting more frustrated than the son.
Bet he hoped, that finding nothing would mean being at home for three weeks.
Sorry I might sound a bit cynical, but I doubt this.
We wrote nearly 80 emails to different companies in our vincinity.
Nothing at all – ok some replied and told us they are sorry.
Finally I thought: “What about the bicycle shop at the corner?”
I like the boss, he is a nice talkative chap – runs the shop with two of his sons.
He has done a lot of repairs on my bike the last five years.
So this afternoon we stopped by for a little chat – and voilà the son has an internship.
Must say that I am looking really forward.
They got along very well 🙂