When it comes to the fashion industry, internships are still the most popular way for young creatives to claw their way in. These grueling positions – often unpaid or compensated with wildly-underestimated “expenses” – are designed to teach interns the business basics, but most companies see them more as months-long job interviews, meaning the pressure to perform can be high. Appearances also matter – especially in fashion. But how do interns afford to keep them up while juggling financial worries, the stress of a new role and, in plenty of cases, a series of side-hustles? “I absolutely feel the pressure to look good at work – I’m often in meetings with big clients and important people,” Cat, a fashion PR intern who declined to share her last name for anonymity, tells me via email. Her hunt for a position in London was met with a series of roadblocks: a lack of pay was often one; the requirement of a degree or a year of relevant experience (somewhat counterintuitive for an internship listing) was another. Eventually, she settled on a part-time role that offered expenses – although these don’t cover even half the cost of her commute. Read more at Highsnobiety.