Quitting Internship

So I am sophomore and I was trying to get some real estate finance experience. This spring I joined this startup storage shop as a remote intern. They told me I was going to be working with acquisitions getting underwriting experience. Well I've been there two months and all I've been doing is market research and calling storage places nearby deals their doing and checking rates. I started interviewing for summer internships even though I told them I would be there for the summer. I got an offer as a asset management intern at a top repe shop think Starwood/brookfield/blackstone. I told them when interviewing I am currently interning but unhappy. I didn't specifically say I agreed to work with the storage shop till the end of the summer. Now I gotta quit the storage place but I don't wanna burn bridges that much. Also the new internships background check is wanting 3 references one from a former manager. I lined up a former manager from part time supermarket job I did to do it. You guys think this will work. I don't wanna quit the old internship and then lose the new one and be screwed this summer. What do you guys think any advise about this situation?

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May 19, 2022 - 5:19pm
RayJay27, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just quit. It isnt a big deal. Gotta put yourself first, especially if you are not happy. 

That being said, I work in acq right now, and half my job is market research and blind shopping competitors. In fact, I should be doing that right now... 

May 19, 2022 - 8:23pm
pudding, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do what's good for you. You're an intern. Take the job you want. No one will blame you. It sounds like the new internship is at a highly competitive firm which is hard to get (I'm not saying the first one wasn't hard to get either, just saying the new one seems it). Do what's good for you and don't worry about burning bridges. They won't remember you in 15 days. 

May 20, 2022 - 4:34pm
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