Our Current Interns in Marketing, Graphic Design and EU Project Management
EProjectConsult is hosting 11 interns from Capacity London and Capacity Ireland for three months in Barcellona P.G. and Catania. We caught up with those working in the fields of Marketing, Graphic Design and Project Management. They told us about how the traineeship was going and what they hope to achieve over the course of their stay.
Clodagh is working as a Social Media Assistant at Desio Sposa and Bjewels, a duo of bridal boutiques in Barcellona PG. Her day-to-day life is spent surrounded by flowing silks, delicate lace, and sparkling jewelry, as she creates content for their media platforms and takes stock of their products. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to expand her knowledge of e-commerce processes and navigate the back end of a retail business.
“It has been really enjoyable to get an insight into the Italian wedding industry and to learn more about the designers available in-store”
Rachel is also working in Barcellona at Parco Museo Jalari.
“Parco Museo Jalari is a wonderful park set in the hills overlooking Barcellona and Castroreale. It is a cultural site celebrating Sicilian ethnography and art, a centre for social events and a celebration of nature. The other staff has been so friendly and welcoming and the views at work aren’t too bad either!”
Her main daily responsibilities include assisting in administrative tasks. Additionally, she is recording an English version of their audio tour and sometimes she helps at weddings held in the park.
Over in Catania, Sofia works at FUD as a digital marketing assistant, a group with several restaurants serving delicious spins on traditional ingredients. She says each day is different and depends on the team’s priorities and workload. She has been creating lots of content that she can add to her design portfolio. Last week, she designed pictorial mood boards detailing each burger and their ingredients for their freelance illustrators to use as reference.
Evelyn is working as a shop assistant at Folk, a shop selling typical Sicilian glazed pottery. Her main responsibility is to research and write articles for the shop’s blog and digital marketing communications, in addition to sharpening her photography skills by taking pictures of and cataloging the products.
“I have learned about the Sicilian legend of the Testa di Moro which is what Magda’s ceramics are inspired by. It is a gruesome tale about love and revenge.”
The other interns are working at A Rocca, which is a branch of EProjectConsult primarily focused on the running of different European Union funded projects. There are three interns at the head office in Barcellona P.G.. Merlyn and Michaela are both Assistant Project Coordinators and Cormac is a Graphic Designer. The Assistant Project Coordinator role is varied including administrative tasks to support the team, along with learning about EU projects in further detail and creating content for dissemination.
“The internship so far has developed my practical skills within administration and project coordination, including writing invoices, creating copy for online media platforms and handling project documents.” -Michaela
They also have been able to manage the social media content and write copy for communications on different projects A Rocca and EProjectConsult are carrying out. Merlyn feels she has learnt a lot and likes EPC’s office culture and working in a multicultural team.
“The EProjectConsult Office is a lovely working environment. The team is small and international, and everyone is so friendly and willing to help if you have any queries.”-Merlyn
Michaela looks forward to using the skills she is learning in her future career progression, hopefully working in communications for an NGO, or in an agency involved in EU projects. Merlyn has similar aspirations
“By the end of my placement, I hope to have absorbed as much information about the running of a complex and socially-beneficial project as I possibly can. This new knowledge will be super valuable to transfer to future roles and help me in the progression of my career.”
Cormac loves the autonomy of his role and having a direct input into the visual identity of projects rather than just shadowing a graphic designer. He has learned a lot so far and really enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. One of the most exciting parts of his internship so far has been a conference he attended in Catania to showcase his logo designs for a new project to the partners involved.
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