It’s a whole new world as 15-year-old Tom Wagg goes down in both intern and astronomy history.
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Internships, both paid and unpaid, can be a tricky proposition. In the best case scenario, an intern is expected to learn by doing, thereby gaining valuable work experience while simultaneously contributing to whatever workplace they’ve been assigned to. In the worst case scenario, it’s months of “copy this” and “coffee that” with little room for personal or professional growth. And while interns may promise to make a world of difference for their employer, only one has ever literally done so.