I'm currently a paid intern at a corporate company, and the only intern in my department. The team has been in the planning stages of a new project, so there hasn't been much I've been able to contribute since it's a big project with multiple 3rd party vendors. I go to all the department's meetings, even the all-days with consultants, but haven't gotten a chance to make something useful.
I've asked coworkers if they have anything I can do, and they've suggested learning about technologies they're using but haven't given any sort of task to complete. I've also looked through source code from the old project they're redesigning, but there was little to no documentation.
I've been learning a lot, but I feel guilty for not having anything to contribute since I'm being paid to work. The interns need to make a short presentation on what they've worked on, but the only things I can talk about are things other people in my department have accomplished. On the other hand, I'd feel equally guilty if my supervisor went out of his way to find some task that won't benefit anything.
I mentioned that I'm available to help anyone at the last scrum meeting and a coworker said she'd take me up on that, but I didn't see her for the rest of the day.
How can I find something useful to do?