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Devon Development Education (Exeter) – Global Learning Resources

What were your main roles and responsibilities during the course of your internship?

My main responsibility was to promote the Spanish teaching resource “Hola Peru” at different schools across Devon. I met with teachers on a weekly basis to provide and explain to them how to use this resource. After covering the Devon county, I publicised our resource on other platforms and started to send it to different teachers across the whole country. I held Skype/FaceTime sessions with these teachers.

Apart from promoting Hola Peru, I have also helped the organisation with a wide array of activities. These include: managing Fair Trade events; giving presentations; setting a database of the schools which teach Spanish in Devon; and helping colleagues with their programmes among other duties.

What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?

It helped me overcome my fear of public speaking in English and gave me the confidence to work in a British workplace.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

Thanks to my work, they achieved to give 20 copies of Hola Peru and benefitted from my help to running of their activities more smooth.

German Web Translator and Researcher – Sutton’s Packaging Ltd

Universtiy of Exeter Internships, UoE Internships, SCP, SBP, GBP, A2I

What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?

My first task was to translate the company’s website into German and I was then responsible for the German website and to take care of updates etc. My main role after that was being the contact person for all German customers and introducing our new website and the offer of having a German speaker in the company to talk to. I was also looking for new customers by contacting them and sending samples out.

What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?

It gave me an insight into business operations and I also learnt a lot of new vocabulary. It was also a great opportunity to advance my communication skills by speaking to many people. My ability to switch between German and English speech improved very quickly as well.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

My employer was always very pleased with my work and the overall atmosphere in the company was very nice.

Did you encounter any problems during the course of your internship and if so, how did you overcome them?

It was difficult in the beginning to understand the particular tissue business because there were many words I didn’t know. But the internet is always a great help and I could figure it out either that way or my employer or colleagues would explain it to me.