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10 Tips to Avoid Common Internship Pitfalls

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So you landed your dream internship, huh? Bet you’re feeling pretty badass, but don’t let your confidence turn into cockiness and even worse, laziness. As you gear up for that big fall semester internship, check out our tips below to avoid the common intern pitfalls.

International Creative Management (ICM)

International Creative Management is a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of live performance, music, film, television, and publishing.

Agent's Assistant

Working on an agent’s desk is a special circle of assistant hell, but if you can survive, the payoffs can make it worthwhile. Picture poor Lloyd, toiling away under Ari Gold’s abuse in Entourage, and you are not far off from reality. If the word “abuse” has not already caused you to re-evaluate your career aspirations, then you may have the right attitude to survive the boot camp that is being an entertainment agent’s assistant.

Business Manager

A business manager handles the financial affairs of entertainers, athletes, and other high-profile public figures. This person may work for a large management firm with several clients, or as a dedicated partner to one group or individual.