Taking your skillset to the next level
Internships aren’t just about putting the skills you already have to use, but about gaining new ones that will make you more appealing to employers.
Anniina’s podcasting internships haven’t just helped her to develop in the editorial and copywriting areas, they have given her experience of a professional environment and the communication and time-management skills needed to thrive in the workplace.
“I think that confidence is a big one,” says Anniina, “especially in the workplace. I hadn’t had much work experience before this apart from babysitting and working in a grocery shop during the summer, so being part of that professional office environment was something that was new to me. Having experience of how to talk with co-workers, going out for lunch with colleagues and how to operate that space was useful.”
Having the confidence to stand up and put forward your own ideas, taking initiative and developing your creative thinking are all valuable skills that can be gained through an internship.