In college my first internship was at a small start-up ad agency working as an unpaid designer. On my first day, the president told me that they had to fire the previous intern because she wasn’t doing a good job (thanks, no pressure).
Two weeks later, the president tells me they are bringing on a senior designer.
Client: The new designer doesn’t have an Adobe Suite license. Can you give us your student ID so we can get it for them?.
Client: The previous intern did it for us.
I quit the next day. Why would I want to work for free at an agency committing fraud??