• Internship Organisation: Colchester Arts Centre
  • Internship Role: Finance Intern
  • Length of Internship: 10-weeks

Whilst preparing for my final undergraduate year I was looking for summer internships but found it challenging to secure one. I came across this Internship which I applied for through Essex Interns and they helped me by reviewing my application and providing useful feedback.

I decided to do an internship because I really value the importance of experience alongside education. I wanted to ensure that I would leave the University as a well-rounded individual and that employers would see the effort I made to practically apply what I learnt from my degree.

I had many responsibilities such as handling bank reconciliation and dealing with invoices and gained a lot of transferable skills including cultural awareness and decision making. The responsibilities also provided insight into the financial sector and gave me an overview of how the entire organisation works. I also had the opportunity to learn about different artists and music styles, which I wouldn’t have had the chance to learn elsewhere.

To describe my internship in a few words, I would say educative, interesting and character-building. I would 100% recommend Essex Interns to a friend as I believe that it is an unforgettable experience that will help to mould you as an individual, and prepare you for the real world of work.