I'm currently in an unpaid internship that I only need credit for one semester, but my supervisor would like me to continue for another semester. I wanted to at first, so I said yes, but things have gotten rocky so I don't really want to anymore. How can I quit gently?

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First and foremost you should talk to your supervisor as well as your human resources representative. If you are uncomfortable with saying that you are no longer enjoying your work, you can say that your new class-schedule is not internship-permitting. Your supervisor will understand, just as long as you tell him/her ASAP.
If you're certain of your decision not to continue with your internship, let your supervisor know as soon as possible. The longer you drag it out, the more difficult it will probably become to quit. Let your supervisor know that circumstances have changed, but make sure not to lay the blame on issues that you've been having in your internship, as this might make it awkward for the rest of its duration.

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