A Day In The Life of an Intern at Guerrilla Shout

We caught up with Chris from Guerrilla Shout

The Big Music Project has funded several music industry internships. The aim is to inspire and create incredible opportunities for young people across the country who want to get into the music business.

We’re sitting down with each of our interns to find out how they’re getting on. Here’s Chris who has been working as an intern at Guerrilla Shout.

Hey Chris! How long have you been in your role?

Hey, I’ve been in my role for 3 months.

Nice. What’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?

I check my emails and sort out my tasks for the day.

Talk us through your day-to-day tasks?

It ranges from researching leads for distributors or potential clients, to researching references for installations and video production work and even performing maintenance on our LED lights, building structure installations and other general production tasks.

Haha, that’s sounds pretty intense! What’s your favourite thing you do each day?

Soldering – it is strangely therapeutic!

That sounds pretty cool actually! Tell us about projects you’ve worked on and what you liked and didn’t like?

My favourite project was for our LUMEN event. It was amazing to see all the preparation work involved in producing an amazing display. I particularly enjoyed building the stages, then seeing how it looked on the night.

Ryan Vail’s light show for Output festival was another highlight. It was really cool being able to control the lights for the night. Addressing specific technical issues was challenging at times, but it was a positive experience overall.

These sound like amazing experiences! What kind of day-to-day challenges do you face?

Working with the LED fixtures is a bit of a battle at times!

What have you learnt about the world of work?

The importance of being a reliable trustworthy member of a team.

What advice would you give to other people looking to apply for internships?

Get involved in as much as you can for the best learning experience possible.

What do you want to do next?

Continue working as a freelance Light and Sound Engineer.

In an ideal world, where will you be in five years time?

Either running my own audio visual production company or setting up Ireland’s first dedicated synthesizer shop/studio!

Just like Chris, if you are passionate about getting your foot in the door of the creative industries, check out our News board for hints and tips on making those first steps.

If you are inspired by Chris and interested in a paid internship, check out our Jobs board which is always updated with the newest entry-level roles from around the UK.