If you're an intern for Viacom, you are just a tax write-off and a pawn to them. Some supervisors pass off their work to their interns without any instruction and then will criticize you for having done the work incorrectly. Some don't even show up for work themselves. When I wasn't trying to figure out what my supervisor wanted me to do I would ask for more tasks even to help other supervisors, but received instruction to "Sit Tight" (for 8 hours). I'd understand if this was just my own isolated case, but I recall speaking to many other interns with similar experiences unfortunately.
I'm sure if I had a positive relationship with my Supervisor I would have stronger job security following the internship, but I don't feel that's common at this company since most employees don't seem to care.
I wouldn't have minded figuring out my way at the company if I were being paid, but living, commuting, and working in NYC is expensive so I feel like I got nothing out of the experience except for a negative attitude towards big entertainment companies. It is a "cool" place to work, but that's about it.
A big name on my resume
unpaid internship, unhelpful HR, poor supervision