How To Be A Good Boss To Your Intern

Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
By Nikki Novo

As I write this article, I’m sitting next to my own intern. A wide-eyed college student. My protégé. And while I can still clearly remember the many summers I spent interning at production studios, or the loads of stories I wrote — all for free — pangs of guilt continue to hit me.

But those of us who have paid our dues, honed our skills, and worked our way up to a leadership position must remember that we have so much more to offer these younger versions of ourselves than just minimal pay. Here are five ways to do well by your professional newbie.

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