Sports Digital and Social Media Intern at Cancer Research UK

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
Roles
Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Product Design/Industrial Design Product Design/Industrial Design Public Relations Public Relations Sales Sales Product Design/Industrial Design Product Design/Industrial Design Public Relations Public Relations Sales Sales Marketing Product Design/Industrial Design Marketing Public Relations Product Design/Industrial Design Marketing Public Relations Sales Product Design/Industrial Design Sales Public Relations Sales

7.4/10

The Role
7.2
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

6.2

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I think it gave me a good insight into the charity sector and I enjoyed how flexible they were on allowing me to shadow other teams or engage in various other products. My job role itself became slightly repetitive though.

6/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

100% I was always thanked for my work and given much encouragement.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

100% the team was kind, informative and encouraging. They answered all my questions and never got annoyed if I did not understand. I was even given a Maths lesson!

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

No. I would say I was busy 60-70% of the time.

3/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a considerable amount of responsibility. I was in charge of setting up events and all the social media which would then be seen by the public. I quite liked how my work was clearly visible in that sense.

8/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

It has allowed me to interact with individuals; the essence of Social Anthropology. But, the internship has taught me new digital skills which I did not have previously and I find very valuable.

6/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Amazing. There is great vibe and everyone I have met or worked with has been incredibly friendly and willing to help in any way shape or form. People are always smiling and you can see they are happy. I was invited to various team events too, such as lunches which was a great opportunity to get to further know my managers etc.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very well organised. I knew what was happening at every point.

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

They certainly invest and offer different training and workshops which I found particularly useful, particularly the CV and Content Writing courses.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Although I have decided that I would not like to take a job in my department, I would love to work at CRUK. I think there is a great atmosphere here and the prospects look positive. Jobs seem readily available and in house applications are greatly encouraged.

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Yes. The interns worked closely together and often did activities out of work time.

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

It was manageable although I often bought in my own lunch.

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

N/A

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Yes, the intern fundraising team may this readily accessible and enjoyable.

7/10