My name is Rachael and I was an intern at Inspire for 12 weeks.
The reason I applied for an internship at Inspire was to give me some direction towards my future career. Being in my last year of study at the University of Queensland, completing a Bachelor of Communication/Arts, I realised it was now or never to gain workplace experience at an established media company, and put the skills I had been learning at Uni into practice.
Inspire took me on as an advertising/marketing intern to contribute to one of their projects. Seeing the website develop and achieve success from the ground-up, makes me delighted to have been a part of the project from the very beginning.
The internship has provided me with real-world skills that will benefit my career in the media; it has also given insight into what it’s like working in a professional workplace. My main duties at Inspire included: brainstorming content, researching advertising and promotional networks, setting up marketing campaigns, writing articles and sourcing images & content for the website. As a student, about to graduate, this experience has made me confident in my own abilities - so much so, that now the prospect of getting a job out there in the ‘big bad world’ appears less daunting and more achievable.
The office at Inspire is such a fun and motivating environment to be in, with Spotify, bright wallpaper, and legions upon legions of snacks dominating the landscape. The team at Inspire are extremely friendly and supportive, always going that extra mile to help you make the most of the experience – I even got to attend a few marketing conferences to practice networking with like-minded professionals. I have made some valuable friendships at Inspire and am still to this day in contact with the team, who continue to take an interest and follow-up on how I’m progressing in my career.
As an ex-intern at Inspire, I highly recommend the internship program to anyone studying journalism, communication, PR, marketing or advertising. It is an unparalleled experience that will benefit your future career and beyond!
Thank you, Inspire!