Human Resources and colleagues really helped me take on projects that were challenging but enjoyable and matched my interests. I study English literature and Spanish, and Human Resources really went out of their way to find projects that fit my skill set, from working on the launch of a new company magazine to organising a ten month placement working in the Madrid offices.
I was really impressed by the exposure to senior people that Fidelity has offered us during the internship programme. We had on average 2-3 lunch & learns with different teams from the business, which was an excellent way to get a deeper insight into the various departments and understand how experienced professional approach their day-to-day jobs.
To be honest, this question is a slight misnomer. The work and the days spent in the office were really interesting and I really enjoyed doing the project that I was set. At the same time, because you are trying to be as impressive as possible, working late hours and working on weekends are generally something that the interns decide to do (of their own accord, it has to be stressed). These are not fun and this does mean that occasionally it was difficult. But these hours are very atypical for employees here and really can't be seen as representative.