“We were lucky to have an intern we trusted to create content and schedule content for our social media channels – taking a load off of our shoulders.”
How did hosting an intern via the Professional Pathways programme benefit you and your organisation?
As a micro-business, content creation and social media engagement is often an area that is overlooked due to time constraints, despite it being proven as an effective marketing and sales tool. We were lucky to have an intern we trusted to create content and schedule content for our social media channels – taking a load off of our shoulders. Their ability to create engaging content means we have a number of assets that we can use in the coming months, so their placement will be beneficial to us long after they’ve finished.
How was your experience of hosting a remote working intern?
Our intern was really proactive, we met regularly via video chat and had open communication via email which allowed us to troubleshoot any problems. I ensured we had a thorough induction and pre-planned activities and documents which aided our internship.
Given the Professional Pathways internship is 35 hours in total, how would you recommend ensuring both you and your intern(s) gain as much as possible from the experience?
I would recommend as much pre-planning as possible, working to your intern’s strengths and giving them set goals and objectives which are easily achievable.