Newspapers have been the old media whipping boys for years now, but there are a number of industries that are either dying out or changing rapidly. Film, publishing, journalism, and advertising are just a handful of fields that have been altered radically over the last decade and will likely continue to change for some time. It might feel great to get an internship where you edit actual film on a traditional editing bay or spend your days bookbinding, but your boss might be the last person in human history to be paid to do it. Before you jump into your internship, try to take a look at the state of the industry and see how your prospective gig fits in. It may be the case that your internship better prepares your for the job of museum curator or historian than for actually working in your field.
8. You're In a Dying Industry