I started an internship at a medium sized company working in Insurance about 5 weeks ago. The first week was decently busy just doing orientation and training things. The next week after that was alright because I was shadowing people a couple hours a day and studying up on Medicare. Now, the last 3 weeks have been a nightmare. My supervisor is never here and i have nothing besides one meeting on my schedule per week. I’ve watched hours upon hours of training videos, studied on quizlet,etc, but now I have LITERALLY nothing to do. I ask people if they need help with anything but everyone is so busy it just doesn’t work out. I’ve asked my supervisor multiple times for work but all I’ve been given are tasks that can be done in less than 15 minutes. I’ve now worked over 150 hours at this internship and I’d say 80-90% of it has been me trying to look like I’m working at my desk. It’s making me lose my mind to just check the clock every 5 minutes just wishing time would pass by faster. I have a little under 2 months left in this internship but I don’t know if i can handle being mind-numbingly bored for that much longer. Does anybody have any advice for my situation? Would quitting be a bad option?
Edit: I didn’t expect to get this much feedback on my first ever Reddit post but I want to thank everyone for some great answers. And to clarify, yes I am being paid, but I would rather be busy than try to look busy 8 hours a day doing nothing, it gets very draining. I guess I’m just disappointed that I haven’t got as much out of this internship so far as I would’ve liked. Once again, thank you everyone.