If you think being an intern is going to involve working for free and being given ownership of a project, fast-track training and the chance to travel
STA Travel Sasha Khan, 24, London
I’d just returned from travelling when I saw the internship position on the STA website. It was a six-month role in product and marketing, and it offered the same salary as my previous job – working as an agent in an STA branch. Everyone was so helpful, and really took the time to explain each task and what we were trying to achieve. I was given real, meaningful work, gained valuable experience and learnt so much about how the product and marketing departments function. Before I’d completed the internship, I was offered a full-time job as product and marketing executive. I feel like I’ve really fast-forwarded my career.