The difficult second album is a widely recognised cultural phenomenon – bursting onto the scene is all well and good but staying there is not for the faint-hearted. The first look at the second issue of Intern magazine suggests there’s no such concerns here. Continuing its mission to “delve deeper into the intern culture in the creative industries while showcasing work from some of the precocious talent that make up this burgeoning workforce,” Alec Dudson and his team have once again found unusual, innovative and considered ways to address this most divisive topic.
The content feels like a step forward from the already impressive inaugural issue – there’s a feature on Melbourne’s creative writing scene, the praktikium internship model which holds sway in Germany and a look at the professional limbo trapping a whole generation of young Portuguese, as well as industry insights from big-hitters like Jessica Walsh, Adrian Shaughnessy and Jean Jullien (interviewed with his former intern Toufan Hosseiny).
The excellent She Was Only (who recently took over the design of Boat magazine) are behind the look and feel of Intern and have pulled off the trick of making it feel fresh and vibrant without straying into a kind of faux-funky stylistic limbo.
All in all this is a print product with an increasingly confident sense of self and an important addition to creative industry discourse.
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