“It’s an interview for an internship that could lead to a job,” Vince Vaughn’s character in the upcoming film ‘The Internship‘ promises his business partner played by Owen Wilson.
What every future intern hopes for: an internship that leads to a real job. But considering that 6 in 10 millennials are unemployed despite college degrees and internship experience, this hope may be a fallacy.
Vaughn and Owen will star in this new comedy written by Vaughn himself depicting two forty-somethings who lose their jobs and seek out an internship with Google as their second chance for success.
While middle-aged men resorting to internships may seem like something so outrageous it would only happen in a movie, that is not the case. With the unemployment rate still hovering just under 8 percent, it’s not unheard of for laid-off workers to accept internships to expand their skill sets and give them more experience to leverage to potential employers.
What’s maybe not so relatable about the internship in “The Internship” is that according to Vaughn, “people got to take naps and there were ping pong games.”
“And there was food, that you could never be more than 150 feet away from food,” he added.
Watch the trailer for ‘The Internship’ below. It hits theaters June 7.