(Closed) Is is worth it to move for an internship?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

What is your profession? Will it be easy to switch?

Post # 4
583 posts
Busy bee

It depends on how awesome this internship is, and if there is any possibility of employment after the internship.  What are your plans after the 4 months?  Can he go back to working at home while he applies for new jobs in the new city?  Is this city livable, or will you be stuck and unhappy if you move and need to stay there?

I say, if there’s definite possibility of employment following internship, then I’d go for it.

Post # 7
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think that if you guys can afford the move, why not embark on this adventure?  If this 4-month move doesn’t put you guys in debt or put you in a worse position than you’re in now, I don’t see what there is to lose.  Boston is a great city.  If you’re not working right now or in school and this isn’t interrupting your lives in any way, I would do it.  It’s only 4 months.  Even if at the end of the 4 months he doesn’t get a job with the firm, at least he has 4 months of experience to add to his resume.  I don’t see any “cons” except the fact that you have to move and it’s only for 4 months so at the end you may both have to move again.. unless I missed something?

Post # 8
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Boston is a great city for young professionals. I am not sure what field your Fi works in, but I think he could have tons ofopportunities here.

Post # 9
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@littlegreenleaf:  Could you use some savings to rent a temporary place where the internship is instead of moving altogether?

It really depends on how hard it is for him to find jobs. I know my sister would take ANY internship – she has practically no experience, a masters degree, and has been applying for jobs ever since she graduated.. now over a year ago.


Post # 10
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Why is being apart for 4 months not an option?  In your situation, I wouldn’t pack up and move to Boston unless you have a job offer there.  Boston is an expensive city, and there aren’t many tenant-at-will leases. You’d likely have to sign a one year lease, unless renting a room in a roommate type situation is an option for you.  Think $700-900 a month for a room, $1,000 to $1,500 for a studio apartment.  Could you pull that off while he is doing some freelance work on the side and you are looking for work?

I don’t mean to be a downer, and I have no idea what your current cost of living is or how much money you have saved for those 4 months, but moving to Boston for 4 months without a steady income just to be with your FI sounds pretty expensive to me.  I’m not saying it wouldn’t be worth it for him to do this internship, but why don’t you find a job first, and then move?

Post # 12
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Since it is only a 4 month internship, I’d live apart for those 4 months (aka only have him move) and then see where things stand when it is over.

Post # 14
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I know the job market it tough right now, but I don’t really like the idea of spending money to work for free (which is what you’d be doing by moving to Boston).

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