Students on the University’s Tourism and Events Management BA Honours course are offering support to the events industry via a digital internship.
The students can help with support on social media and other forms of outbound communications to keep clients and audiences engaged. They can also help design and implement digital communication and engagement strategies for a team, assist with numerous project-related tasks including scoping, data collection, analysis, documentation and more. The students can also create online presentations and proposals through PowerPoint or other platforms and tackle general administration and logistics tasks such as online speaker management and language translations in many languages.
Whether companies and organisations had planned to take on an intern previously or are dealing with new challenges that could benefit from a unique skill set, they should consider taking on one of the students. As true digital natives, they are at home working online, across social media, and on other digital platforms. They have gained first-hand experience on communicating and collaborating remotely and are keen to use their experiences and skills to get their careers started.
Dr James Morgan, Course Leader of the Tourism and Events Management BA Honours course, who established the scheme said: “The 'Digital Interns' scheme has been a success so far in engaging with the events industry and student matching. Over 50 companies from Europe, North America and the UK have signed up to the scheme. We have had festival organisers, charities, design agencies, event technology companies and event planning agencies posting on the opportunities board. Students are booked for interviews and some have already started working with the organisations.”
To be introduced to the students, fill out the Digital Internship Information form and begin the matching process.