Originally Posted by Sean Sullivan
$0.00 dollars. You'll probably get your meals paid for (that you'll have to pick up or order thumbsup).
But, if you are getting school credit for your internship, I don't think you can "legally" work for free. They should pay you minimum wage.
Best bet is to intern for a small project studio that will pay for your internship and you'll in turn keep your mouth closed to your school about it.
My internship counselor straight up told me..."if you are getting paid for it, I don't know about it, and you don't tell me"
I got very lucky at the studio I have interned, they paid for my gas, so I'm very grateful for that.
P.S. There are some places that will pay, so don't lose all hope, but 97% of them don't, so don't expect a miracle unless you are THAT GOOD in audio engineering, and going to get hired promptly.
Knowledge is key
Originally Posted by meymia
0,but you do learn the most doing the internship,more then in music schools etc.
DEPENDS! Hahaha...I had to clean tables and bring sandwiched to clients and people working there...I learned nothing, besides hard work and respect for life.
There was nothing in my internship that improved my audio engineering skill.
I have learned more of 2 months running live sound, and mixing and mastering stuff I have never worked with by myself.
It's all about what studio you end up in, and what they actually make you do.
In most, they don't let you touch shit, and that's sad...because you didn't come there to mop floors, and if it wasn't for my ambition I wouldn't get hired at the studio. As I have seen people working there as runners/interns for years. One person had to be an intern for 2 years to become an assistant.
Find that studio that needs and engineer, don't just blindly pick the studio that looks cool and has a name, like Ocean Way (God I heard so many horror stories from there)