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A PaperCutty pandemic internship

2020 was supposed to be just another year of Swinburne University Professional Placements.

It’s tricky enough balancing full-time placement and study, but add a pandemic on top of that? Yeesh.

Despite the obvious pangs for office life, PaperCutter interns have had their expectations met and then some.

Working as an intern in a pandemic

When I started as an RMIT intern at PaperCut I never would have guessed my tiny studio apartment would also be my workplace.

But for a long time just finding an internship as an international student was a fulltime job in itself.

Despite the pandemic, I’m actually learning more than what I expected when coming to PaperCut.

REVEALED: What really happens to interns at PaperCut?

IBL, in my mind, stands for ‘Incredibly Brainy Legends’. However, I’m told the more popular meaning for the acronym is ‘Industry Based Learning’. Since 2015, PaperCut has paired up with Melbourne’s Swinburne University to support year-long professional placements to students. As it happens, many of those placements have progressed into permanent roles. Just ask our […]