Bad internship experiences: What's the worst thing you've ever done as an intern?

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As Condé Nast stop internships in the US, we take a look at how bad they really are...

Devil Wears Prada

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Condé Nast in America has pulled the plug on magazine internships after a lawsuit by two former interns revealed they were being paid less than minimum wage.

According to Women's Wear Daily, the interns filed the case against the publishing house, who are responsible for Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Glamour, after working in the accessories department at W magazine.

They accused the magazine of making them work long hours for $12 (£7.30) a day - less than minimum wage - and compared it to the Devil Wears Prada.

In the heady world of magazines and publishing - internships are an expected part of your career, rightly or wrongly. And we can confirm - The Hills it ain't.

We asked about the office and here are some of the best worst ones...

'I once assisted a stylist who threw things at me on a daily basis and asked me to make long distance calls to fashion houses abroad on my mobile without reimbursing me. I wasn't paid at all in fact and he didn't even let me watch the photo shoot I was supposed to be helping on in the end.'

'I had to cut out coupons from 2 months worth of newspapers when I did work experience at a news agency. Just because the boss wanted to save 49p off a jumbo packet of crisps.'

'From changing the fashion editor's shoes, getting Tampax, picking chewing gum off the carpet, being made to forge signatures on credit cards...how long have you got?'

'Someone knocked over a cup of tea across my desk when I was an intern, it went over my phone and in my handbag and the tea spiller just said "clean that mess up."'

We want to know yours. Tell us your worst experiences as an intern or tweet us @Handbagcom

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