March 10, 2011 12:53 PM Subscribe
Interned with publication. Didn't follow through after internship ended. How do I mend this possibly fractured relationship with my former employer?
posted by gypsyhymns to Work & Money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last summer, I interned with a local publication for four months. After my internship ended, my employer gave me a favorable performance review, and I expressed interest in continuing to freelance for the publication.
However, life got in the way (including a massive amount of senior year schoolwork, my grandmother's health issues, relationship problems, etc.), and I wasn't able to take on any new projects for the publication. I also didn't turn in a project that I'd started during the summer internship. This is my biggest concern.
My question is this: How can I rectify this situation? I now have the time to freelance and also want to mend this relationship with my former employer. Is it possible? Also, should I turn in the project that I've since completed ... even though it has been several months?
Thanks in advance.