The Best Internship Ever!

The Best Internship Ever!

By Billy Eisenberg

Is it true that the best internship ever could come when you least expect it? Well, with me, it most certainly did. For me, I mainly applied to Jingle Punks to intern for 3 reasons. The first reason was my strong interest in music publishing. The second reason was after someone in Syracuse recommended me looking into it, I did some research on their website and twitter account and found their business to be very interesting. The third reason was past Syracuse students who had interned there had said positive things and I thought it would be a place for me. When I arrived in LA, the first night I had dinner with some relatives of mine in LA. When I told them I would be interning in Santa Monica and was living in the Burbank area, they said things like “That sounds like a terrible commute!” and “You should try to find something closer to home”. The thing that had stressed me most about LA as a New Yorker was definitely driving and it did make me nervous as up until this point I was unaware of where things in LA were or how long my commute would be. However, I decided to not complain and just go with it especially because this was around the time that I had connected the dots that a musical collective that I loved and at one point would go on a binge of watching all their videos was actually housed within the company, the Hipster Orchestra! When I arrived on the first day, my first task was that there were going to be a lot of little kids coming in that day and they needed me to make the place “more kid friendly”, specifically hiding all the alcohol in the office. As usual, I was a little impulsive and didn’t know what to think. I was very impressed by the atmosphere of the office however and the incredible amount of work they get done in a single day by the time I had left my first day. However, since then, in the most unexpected of all things, this has become a better internship than I had ever done before. I have had a slew of ok and decent and some terrible intern experiences. This one I truly feel like my work is valued, I am learning a lot and on top of it, I have grown a huge respect for the craft of putting together television that before, I never really understood, Reality TV! In addition, I also love the office I work in. What could be better than that?