What a bunch of babies. Interns are unpaid....., that's why they're an intern. In the the studio world there are generally no 'openings'..., you have to create a position for yourself. I've interned in the past and its turned into real, paying work. I'm actually interning right now (at age 34) again because I'm looking to grow as a person and as an engineer/sound designer. It's up to me to make something out of it...., not the studio owner, engineers, etc. My success is not not their responsibility. Do I make coffee? Yep. Do I sweep the floor? Yep. Do I look for EVERY opportunity to be the best I can? Yep.
Will this internship turn into a paying position? That's the wrong question to ask IMO. The real question is what can I do to get the most out of this experience. Anyone with real drive and passion will realise just how powerful an internship can be.
Anyone can run Pro Tools, ANYONE. Anyone can rotoscope, anyone can retouch a photograph. The technical side of this whole business is less than half of what it's all about. Interning is sort of like high school. Just suck it up and learn how to 'be in the studio' that your at...., because every studio is different.
Here you are..., your at a studio where there's producers, mixers, directors, sound designers, talent up the ****ing wazoo, and all you can do is complain about not getting a fair chance?????? Your here!!!! This IS your chance you big baby
All that said, you do you have to have some brains. Look around at the studio your at. Are people generally happy, or does everyone hate everyone? Are the engineeres totally burnt out, hating their jobs, or are they still stoked on what they do. You should be able to read that kind of situation fairly quickly. Be smart. It's no one else's responsibility.