I enjoyed my internship very much, because it allowed me to experience first-hand how the translation industry works and to put into practice what I have learnt during my academic career. It was helpful as well in order to understand how freelance linguists work and the relationship with translation agencies.
All my colleagues did their best to help and encourage me during my internship. I received several feedbacks, both positive and negative, which help me a lot improve my organisational skills. I received sincere encouragement from almost all my colleagues and this made me feel helpful to the team I was working with.
My supervisor and other colleagues provided me support and guidance which was necessary to me to perform my tasks in the best way possible. Even though they were all very busy, they were always available to answer my questions or guide me when I was involved in such tasks that were completely new to me.
I was always busy and this was very positive to me, because it allowed me to experience a fast-paced working environment and better understand the challenges related to my job position. This was also an opportunity for me to be involved in many different tasks and to get the most of my internship.
I think that I was given a high level of responsibility since the beginning, especially when dealing with individual clients. I could manage my own projects autonomously, from the first contact with the client to the delivery of translation. Also, I took care of specific types of translations which requested different steps.
I think that every single skill I developed during my internship will be of fundamental help in the future. I managed to apply what I had studies and learnt during my academic career and improve it. Since I am willing to continue working in the same industry, I am sure that what I have developed will be really helpful.
The general atmosphere was really friendly, but also focused on our projects at the same time. Everyone was always really busy, but there was always time for a smile and for talking about something not related to work. There was always a nice background sound of people speaking over the phone which is really helpful to me to keep focused.
Yes, there was a very positive atmosphere and friendly environment. We used to have lunch together when possible, and also meet outside the working place in order to get to know each other and discuss about our interests and hobbies. We also used to have group chats so that we could easily organise ourselves during free time.
Close to the place I used to work there are several places where you can sit and have a drink together, such as pubs and similar. There are also restaurants and places to eat in. The area is not extremely crazy but we always managed to having a good time when we went out.
Yes, there were some. The working environment was friendly and we managed to organised some activities outside the office. Some examples are team breakfast, lunch outside, drinks after work. This happened more often among the group of interns working in the same company. But in any case it was a nice way to better get to know each other.