Starting an Internship; history of mental health issues

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    So I've managed to get myself a part time intern role for 3 days a week, covering a month at a small publishing office, and I'm so nervous. I'm panicking that everyone will be totally clued-up, professional and smart, and that I'll be the annoying intern that gets in the way.I know it's unpaid, and that should be enough for me to feel valued, because I'm giving my time away for free, but I suffer from anxiety and tend to catastrophise whenever something big comes my way so I guess I'm looking for some kind words and reassurance from someone on here who's either been through the same or just happens to have an opinion/some advice. I recently graduated from uni with a first in English. I'm quite shy but have been building up my confidence and competence in social situations for years, and I am also looking for a paid part time job to go alongside this so I feel like this is scary stuff at the moment. I'm not on medication; I am having weekly counselling
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    (Original post by Drangonfly203)
    So I've managed to get myself a part time intern role for 3 days a week, covering a month at a small publishing office, and I'm so nervous. I'm panicking that everyone will be totally clued-up, professional and smart, and that I'll be the annoying intern that gets in the way.I know it's unpaid, and that should be enough for me to feel valued, because I'm giving my time away for free, but I suffer from anxiety and tend to catastrophise whenever something big comes my way so I guess I'm looking for some kind words and reassurance from someone on here who's either been through the same or just happens to have an opinion/some advice. I recently graduated from uni with a first in English. I'm quite shy but have been building up my confidence and competence in social situations for years, and I am also looking for a paid part time job to go alongside this so I feel like this is scary stuff at the moment. I'm not on medication; I am having weekly counselling
    Well done on getting the internship- do consider that the publishing office hired you because they judge you to be capable enough. Also remember that it takes everyone time to get things up to speed, no-one can expect to come in and hit the ground running from day 1. I'm just over a month into an internship and whenever I make mistake (thankfully not too often now!) I remind myself of when I've read about people who are successful now saying how their first job didn't go very well.
 
 
 
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