An intern, according to the dictionary, is a trainee -- typically a student or new college graduate -- who works for a company without pay to gain employment experience. It is difficult to get a good job in Texas or elsewhere without a padded resume. An internship can beef up your resume, making you stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, depending on the duties assigned to you as an intern, you may end up working for free when you really should be compensated for your time.
When you accepted a position with your employer, you more than likely had certain expectations. You expected the atmosphere to be one of camaraderie and mutual respect. Sadly, it didn't turn out that way.