I have been interning at Launch22 for 4 months now and I have to tell you, it has been quite a journey! It has provided me with lessons, tools and skills that I believe will always be put into practice in my future professional life. From this experience, I have gathered a list of 5 reasons why you should take up an internship opportunity:
1. Learning experience
Like other internships, you learn a lot. However, at Launch22 the learning experience is so much more diverse! You’re within the charity sector, the startup world, marketing, the coworking business, and even the dog lovers community! By doing your work, challenging yourself, by listening to others and attending the events. I felt like I was in the perfect environment for me to grow and learn. Just like ducks - that learn to swim by swimming - I learned by getting out of my comfort zone and taking on challenges I have never done before.
2. Creativity is everything
Creativity stopped being a word I put on my CV or teachers use countlessly. It actually took shape and now I can use the results I’ve achieved on my CV. At Launch22, being creative is the key to everything. Not only is it necessary to create content and do some killer campaigns, it is also the way to solve problems around the office. By making use of my creativity during my time at Launch22, I began to see only solutions, not problems.
3. It’s okay to ask for help
You are part of a team, so take the most of that. You might want to show that you have the initiative or that you are incredibly efficient but sometimes, you just have to be humble enough to ask for help and make it clear that you don’t know how to do certain things. Otherwise, you might end up wasting three days on a task that could have been done in three minutes, like I did.
4. Finding out what you enjoy and what you are good at
Part of what made the internship at Launch22 great for me was the space and freedom I had to experiment and try other things and really finding out what I enjoyed doing. If it’s scheduling posts, writing blog pieces, or something else, you just have to try and discover it. And once you know it, ask to do more of it and you’ll make work more enjoyable. I got the chance to explore and deepen my design skills and now I feel a lot more comfortable designing posters and presentations!
5. Launch22 is a family
Everyone will welcome you as part of the Launch22 family. It’s a place where you’ll feel valued, appreciated and heard. People will want to get to know you, ask for your opinion and your help. It’s a place where your work will be noticed and make a difference. Even if it’s something as little as showing up and cheering at Football matches, your presence will always be enjoyed!
I leave Launch22 with a lot more experience and confidence than when I first came in and I’m confident that what I have learned here will get me opportunities I couldn’t get if it wasn’t for Launch22!
If you’re interested in taking on an internship at Launch22 please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org