Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Detroit, MI U.S.A.
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 12 Times in 2 Posts

    Angry Interns wanted (All over the world)

    Originally from a very good Craigslist ad -- a Craigslist ad that will soon be deleted because of its truthfulness:
    http://community.oodle.com/view/inte...r_new-york-ny/


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    75
    Thanked 57 Times in 27 Posts
    It's sad, but this happens all the time (even to me, sadly). Mainly because of loss of experience.

    As students we need to be very careful of who we work for. Many artist (or companies in the posts case), especially established feel as though they are on a higher level than everyone else.

    Remember, that when you are in college or not, you are an adult. If someone is treating you less than that, leave. No one should be downgraded. Internships are supposed to be a learning, growing experience.
    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMISSION ME: Please read this: http://www.imaginetheending.net/?page_id=151.

    Check out my website: http://www.ImagineTheEnding.net/

    And my sketch book:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...agineTheEnding

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    127
    Thanks
    219
    Thanked 85 Times in 30 Posts
    Finding reputable companies with internships is hard. Some people might apply out of desperation due to the recession. You can always flag spam and scams on craiglist if the post is really outlandish. Here's a great article on spec work, some of the rules apply to internships too:
    http://www.paintercreativity.com/art...p-10-lies.html

    I think another common gripe I seen from craiglist, is the Santa list of ridiculous job requirements. Here's a typical post for a "junior level" art position.

    -Must be experienced in Photoshop or Painter, Illustrator, and Flash
    -Strong character development, industry design and environment skills.
    -UI design a plus
    -3D experience, texturing, and animation
    -Board range of work from realistic to cartoon, animals, people, fantasy, sci-fi, etc.
    -Great communication and presentation skills.
    -Highly detailed oriented and able to create quick mock-up with art direction
    -A good sense of humor, loves causal games, and team environment.
    -Preferably local, no prima donnas.

    Unless the company likes someone creating piles of junk, how can someone do a decent job with +20 skills all spread out. Even if a candidate was some sort of superstar and did all of those well. They probably be old and have the experience to apply as a Art Director instead...that's not really a junior level skill set...that a job requirement for two people for less pay.
    Last edited by BirdBirdBirdX3; November 10th, 2010 at 02:55 AM.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Detroit, MI U.S.A.
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 12 Times in 2 Posts
    Also, those who say they need an intern don't really need an intern. They WANT an intern because they believe that interns should work for free and thus will provide them with "legalized" slave labor.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to timelike01 For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    717
    Thanks
    932
    Thanked 291 Times in 208 Posts
    Holy shit you replied to a thread.

  8. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Slothboy3000 For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I've bumped into the same thing with my internships, basically because they want you to do the stuff they don't wanna, without a lot of responsibility. It resulted into that I was left with a lot of time doing nothing, so I went drawing and making concepts for commercials in storyboards (my internship was with an commercial agency) they found my work and presented it to other company's and eventually made them rich. After that they offered me a job.. but for the same pay I had as an intern.. I refused, I didnt get any reward at all for giving them such good concepts, while they bought new cars and boats.. demn the least they could've done was giving me a ps3 or something XD.

  10. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    591
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 205 Times in 121 Posts
    Helmighs, with your current reputation, posting in a weeks old "Timelike" thread is unlikely to help your rehabilitation.
    CRITIQUE AS YOU WOULD BE CRITIQUED
    http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=59
    THE ABOVE LINK IS ALL YOU NEED

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=200044 <- Sketchbook - filled with unhappy things.

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mordus For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. My interns
    By Optimus_Rodney in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 20th, 2005, 05:16 AM
  2. My interns
    By Optimus_Rodney in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 20th, 2005, 05:16 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.