There is this old stigma going around especially in the older generations where people don’t consider “internships” as actual work experience. To these people, an intern’s responsibilities revolve around shuffling papers, and fetching coffee.
Now to be fair, that’s actually true in some instances. For example when I worked at the University of Washington Medical Center (back when I was still on track to becoming a Dentist), I was frequently found cleaning units, scrubbing up laundry, and sterilizing utensils for the better part of a year.
Graduate Software Engineer @ Morgan Stanley. Former UX Engineering Intern @ T-Mobile. Former UX Design Intern @ SAP. Student at Cornell University.