Hi guys, I am a long-time lurker, but a first time poster. I have an interesting situation, so I wanted to seek some advice.
Currently, I am a sophomore, and within the last week, I secured aat an investment management company, which is well-known in my hometown. Before I got the internship, I had already accepted a study abroad opportunity at one of the top economics/finance universities in the world (paid tuition, flight, housing, etc....) Anyway, the internship is supposed to last through the summer, but my study abroad starts in July. Essentially, I would have to quit my internship to do the study abroad program. Since I have already shelled out a lot of money for the study abroad program, I don't really want to give it up. Also, the university is very well known, so it gives me a good name on my resume, along with my current non-target, state school.
The internship is editing excel sheets and other typical intern work. I don't want to tell them I have a study abroad opportunity and I plan on quitting or that I am considering quitting, because they may take the internship away, and tell me to go fuck myself. Honestly, the only reason I took the internship is so I have something on my resume.
What do you think I should do? Give up the study abroad opportunity and do the internship the duration of the summer, or quit the internship in July and do the study abroad opportunity? If I quit, will it hurt me ina junior? Any other repercussions? Any issues during a background check? I appreciate any advice you guys can provide.