The Intern by Dillon Khan

The Lovereading4Kids comment

This is The Devil Wears Prada for the music TV industry. Being an intern has never been more popular or competitive, and combined with the appeal of a behind-the-scenes view of the music TV industry, this should be the must-read fiction title for teens and undergraduates.

Click here for The Intern website.


The Intern by Dillon Khan

'As I stood soaking it all in, my nerves were momentarily replaced by a rush of excitement: I was at the heartbeat of music.'

Jay Merchant has landed an internship for the best job in music television. He has access-all-areas to the biggest VIP parties and the hottest celebrities all over the world. The velvet rope has been lifted - now he's got to capture it on camera. But behind the scenes, Jay is thrown into a life of early starts, late nights, blood, sweat and tears. He has six months to turn his intern dream into a real job - but at what price? It's time for Jay to face the music...


'A great insight into how hard it is to be an intern at a music television company' - Trevor Nelson, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra

'A brilliant insight into a world I know all too well. A real page-turner' - Reggie Yates, BBC Radio 1

'A revealing and engaging account of taking those first steps into music television. Jay could be any number of people I have worked with. The Devil Wears Prada meets Entourage' - Laura Whitmore, MTV

'An amazing read. The Intern was so reminiscent of our earlier years trying to make our way in the TV industry. It's a brilliantly told story about getting ahead in the media world and would serve anyone aspiring to a career in this field. Dear intern, Rickie and Melvin salute you ' - Rickie H-Williams & Melvin Odoom, Kiss FM and T4

'A blast from the past. Takes me back to the good old days' - Lisa Snowdon, Capital FM

'This serves a brilliant reminder to my own turbulent, terrifying, exciting, overworked and underpaid beginnings as an intern. But whether you're in the industry, want to be, or just fancy a nose into the life and times, this is a page-turner of epic proportions. A fascinating read that stirs sonic memories of the early 00s, The Intern is a sharp insight into the world of work experience' - Hattie Collins, RWD magazine

'The topic of internships is so current and Dillon has brilliantly captured the voice of a generation. I myself started out as intern, it's the best way to get your foot in the door and a really great way to learn how to make an awesome cup of tea!' - June Sarpong

'The Intern was like a time machine for me. The way Dillon has brought that era back to life and in doing so reminded me of what it was like to be an outsider looking in, hoping to hustle my way to the centre of the game is amazing. After reading it I wish I'd partied even more.' - Nihal, BBC Radio 1

About the Author

Dillon Khan was born in London, a city that educated him with a rich mix of music. He has been a music journalist since graduating from university, after which he spent eight years making shows about music, lifestyle and youth culture at MTV. In his collection he has 4,786 CDs, 3,669 cassette tapes, 6 vinyls, one 8-track and counting. The Intern is his first novel.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


400 pages
Interest Age: From 13


Dillon Khan
More books by Dillon Khan

Author's Website


Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2012




We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

Lovereading 4 schools