Should I Quit my Unpaid Internship?
I just recently graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and I currently have an unpaid internship at a start-up medical device company that I started this past May. I'm really frustrated with it because I'm supposed to be designing medical devices on Solidworks but instead, my boss has me working on this iPhone case project for one of his friends. It has nothing to do with what I applied for. Furthermore, no one really shows up to work and it's really annoying sitting in the office alone. The fact that I'm basically wasting gas driving back and forth (I'm from California and gas prices really suck right now) bothers me too.
The only incentive for keeping this internship is that my boss really likes me and I could get a really good letter of recommendation from him. I've been applying to other jobs where my interests lie in but so far, I haven't had any luck. Should I just keep the internship, even though it's not really related what I want to do in the future and it's not paid?