Before this experience I had little knowledge of how agency life works and what to expect from the internship and the workplace as a whole. This is why I decided to gain experience in the creative sector by going down the route of doing an internship.
There are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions when it comes to doing an internship. Often you are led to believe that you will be expected to make every single cup of tea, go on lengthy errands, or sit at your desk with idle hands in between these tasks. Fortunately I didn’t receive this treatment as I was treated like a real member of the team and given my own projects. During my time at Kind, I’ve been able to go through a project from start to finish and understand the importance of each stage in a project. I have also gained direct exposure to working alongside experts in different fields such as UX design, web development and operations. I was able to learn about the different roles and how these all function together to produce exciting projects for clients. This will be very useful for my future roles and have improved my understanding of the different aspects of a design as well as other sides of a creative business.
If you’re considering an internship to get a taste of what a certain job is like, or simply to gain experience, I definitely encourage it. Fortunately for me, my internship lasted 12 weeks so I had a proper experience rather than a rushed “in and out” encounter. You wouldn’t necessarily get a real feel for a certain position and know whether you would be happy if you only spend a brief amount of time dedicated to it. I was also very lucky that all of my team members are approachable and I wasn’t ever worried about asking questions or getting their opinion, everyone has been very friendly and supportive.
I now have more confidence in my abilities to undertake more roles like this thanks to the experience I have collected from being at Kind.
Lastly, I would like to thank everyone at Kind for the last 12 weeks. It’s been amazing to get to know everyone and I’m so grateful for this opportunity.