Sarah, Lauren and Lena are the first interns to take on Cowshed’s paid internship scheme.
They’ve been working with us for almost an entire month, which has completely flown by. We asked them to interview each other to see how they’re getting on, and to give you an insight into life at Cowshed.
Here’s what they had to say;
First up, Lena:
1. What is your favourite part about being an intern at Cowshed?
My favourite part of being at Cowshed is above all having the opportunity to work on interesting projects. I really like to share our ideas together on paper and see them materialise to develop the company.
2. What is one thing you’ve done that you have never done before?
Simply working on a communication project in English. This is new for me because I am French and have to transcribe all my ideas into a new whole language. It’s effective to increase my skills but also to improve my English.
3. What makes Cowshed different from anywhere else you’ve worked before?
This is the first time that I’ve worked in a communication agency and I find it amazing to discover a new professional environment, but especially a new corporate culture. My colleagues have another vision and new ways to work, which encourages me to invest and gives me a real taste of the challenge.
1. How will working at Cowshed change your professional future?
I really think that all the things I’m learning in the internship will set me up for success in a future role. I already feel so much more confident in my work and abilities, so it feels natural for me to go forward into the communications industry.
2. Why did you choose this business and not another one?
Honestly, someone sent me the job role as they thought it would be a perfect place for me to work, and they were right. I try to work for brands that resonate with me or are working to make a change, as much as possible. It can sometimes limit my options but means that I find amazing opportunities like this.
3. What do you bring to the Cowshed team?
I think interns are often thought of as tea and coffee makers, but we’ve been really welcomed as important parts of the team since day one. Our skills and ideas are really valued in all the projects we’re working on.
And last, but certainly not least, Lauren:
1. What does a standard day in the life of a Cowshed intern look like?
I arrive into work bright and early for 8:30am, so I can write out my to-do list for the day and drink my coffee. Once I know what clients I am working on that day, I start working my way through my list. This can feature anything from creating content for our client’s social media, to attending creative brainstorming meetings. Every day is different here at Cowshed.
2. Describe the first month of your internship in three words:
Rewarding, challenging, amazing.
3. What challenges have you had to overcome in the first few weeks?
I have had to get used to talking to people on the phone, balancing my workload and most of all, how to make our marketing director Dawn the perfect cup of tea.
They also created this video version, which allows their personalities to shine!