im an intern for an architectural firm. the main point of an internship is to watch the professional(s) and learn from them. learn what the industry is about, watch how they work... youre learning from them in exchange for you doing small duties, like getting coffe or a few oddjobs. at my internship i do alot of random stuff, observe the architect, take notes for him during meetings, remind him to make some calls, send some emails, i sit in on meetings.. and do anything else he needs me to do. i get paid but not much. you shoudl not expect pay, or a decent pay if you get one..Internships are not real jobs, dont expect to work hard either, and dont work too hard, cuz its not job, its an educational expericance. if you want to learn abuot managing a resteraunt, do not be a waiter. speak to the owner and ask if hes interested in an intern. youd probably be shadowing the owner/manager, do some oddjobs like ordering supplies and what not, but make sure you sit in on the meetings and learn about how the industry works.