Has anyone ever worked, without pay, for a UX professional, in order to gain experience in the field?
I am working on breaking into UX Design as a career and I have been reading constantly, for months, about being and becoming a UX Designer. I love reading about it, and learning more everyday, but I have come to a pivotal point where I could use a more hands-on approach. Has anyone had any experience with reaching out to UX professionals and presenting them with monetarily free free assistance in order to gain experience? Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated. And even better if you could refer me to someone that might fit the description of the UX professional I am describing. I am just ready to dive in!
Thank you in advance!