I found out about the internship through the Careers and Employability Service’s Stirling Internship Programme webpages.
Impact Arts is a Scottish charity which funds social inclusion projects.
My main tasks involved researching the textile market online and doing market research on the high street.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to be independent and plan my own research.
I have successfully learnt how to use SurveyMonkey. I have also further developed my communication skills and my ability to use software packages, such as Excel.
Having a paid internship made me feel valued within the organisation.
The internship has sparked my interest in the retail sector, allowing me to think about it as a future career.
I hope the textile range is successful and reached its target market.
The benefits of an internship with a 3rd sector organisation like Impact Arts is extremely rewarding as you can see the impact you are making directly,
Prepare for the interview and find out about other projects the organisation is involved in. Find something that you are interested in and that are keen to learn more about. It is a great experience to gain valuable skills and earn money during the summer break.