As competition for certain jobs increases, students are forced to think of new ways to stand out from other applicants. Graduates who have relevant on-the-job experience tend to be more valued by employers, and this makes internship programs an attractive prospect.
What is an internship and how can it help you?
An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees, called interns, to work at a company for a specified period of time.
Initially, internships were only for medical graduates, but over time they have become a term used for a wide range of jobs available in companies, non-profit organizations and government or non-governmental agencies.
Internships help students and graduates learn skills and experience much sought after by employers, while employers benefit by being able to recruit interns who make a name for themselves, saving time and money in the long run.
In the marketing, media and advertising agencies industry, these internships are dedicated to students and graduates who want to benefit from professional practice.
These internship programs can be paid or unpaid and are temporary, with a minimum duration of between 3 and 6 months.
What is the purpose of an internship?
The purpose of an internship is to gain experience in real working conditions, which provides the right conditions to apply what you have learned.
Such an internship can help you acquire skills that can be useful for future jobs, all the more important considering that most companies are looking for experienced employees, and the best way to get that experience is through an internship.
Despite the low pay (often unpaid), internships are worth it in the long run because they help you realize if a particular field or job is right for you in the long run.
7 reasons why you should do an internship
1. To gain experience.
You lack experience and this is the only way to gain it. get it. The best experience comes from internships, because you’ll do a little bit of everything.
You will see and experience the different roles that people play in certain companies and experience the professional environment first hand, from different perspectives.
2. To better understand the field or job.
An internship allows you to get your
time to understand your role, tasks and industry.
Take this opportunity to understand every task that is offered to you and every new tool you will use during your internship.
Write down everything you find interesting, ask questions and make sure that you do everything with 100% effort.
3. For the opportunity to learn.
You can learn from the best during such an internship. Company people will watch over you and work closely with you on projects. So you’ll have a role model and a goal to work towards.
In an internship you can learn new skills, you can learn new things about the industry, or even about life, that you didn’t know before.
Communication and interaction are essential, so ask lots of questions and don’t be afraid to come up with new ideas.
4. Gain the ability to put new things into practice.
You can learn new skills and learn how to work with certain tools, without the pressure to make mistakes. Internships give you the opportunity to experiment, and those who hire you for an internship know this.
They just expect you to be able to learn from your mistakes and use that as motivation to improve every day.
5. Build the confidence you need.
Whether it’s public speaking, giving presentations or simply coming up with new ideas, an internship will build your confidence in your own strengths, allowing you to develop both as an employee and as a person.
6. To get an idea of how different industries work.
Internships are usually 3 – 6 months. This gives you the flexibility to move through different industries in a relatively short period of time.
For example, if you spend 3 months in PR, then 3 months in Marketing, you’ll get to know the differences, how each works and why it should work that way, which will help you in your overall career path, especially if you’re not sure what you want to do in the future or if you’re stuck between 2 options.
7. To communicate.
The internship will require you to work both individually and as part of a team. Therefore, you will improve your communication skills and build professional relationships with people of all ages.
Have you recently done an internship in a marketing, media or advertising agency? If the answer is yes and you are looking for an internship in a full-service online marketing agency, tell us about your experience and what you like to do.
He is Vlad.
Vlad is the coolest Moldovan who has ever stepped foot on our agency’s doorstep as part of our internship program.