I was fired from my internship for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code
She, and some of the other interns, wanted to decide the dress code, so they prepared a petition. The employer wanted serious workers. There was a conflict. The resolution was to fire the petitioners.
Understanding the consequences for actions is a sign of maturity. These children were oblivious. The lesson they learned was likely the most valuable thing they could have learned in an internship. The second most important thing was learning that their education left them bereft of even the most mundane job skills.