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Curious -what are some crazy things you were asked to do in order to land an internship? Creative applications?

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Whatever it takes.

I was asked to send a book and... they called back asking some interview type questions and I was in the agency by next week. I really wish agencies stop making students and early career folks jump through hoops for an internship. You can get a feel for how qualified by looking at their book and a few rounds of interviews. Students are not circus animals.

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