So, in the past month I ended two my internships. They were both online and they were both great. And they both didn't offer any advancement or payment in the long run. This was a deciding factor in ending my work, but it wasn't the main factor.
Internships are a great way to gain experience in the field you want to work in, or help contribute to future planning. My two internships were online and it really helped because I could work around my own schedule and not feel rushed with deadlines for assignments.
Although, that was the main reason why I put in my 2 weeks notice: they were online. At first, it was great, but then I was starting to wonder if people will take my resume seriously if I only had online work. Apparently it does because it helped me get my current internship for the summer.
But, just that little glimmer of doubt made me want to put in my 2 weeks notice. Plus, there would be periods where I'd either be doing a lot or doing very little. Now, I'm not saying I didn't enjoy my time with both companies. One was health and video games while the other was about fashion. Both companies were very interesting and I gained more experience than i thought i would.
So do i wish they would have lead to a job/position with their company: yes. However, with the experience I gained, I'm sure it'll lend towards my being able to obtain the job/career I want, one way or another.
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman