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May 28 2021

WE’RE LOOKING FOR NEW INTERNS – The ins and outs of an internship at The Media Nanny

Thinking about applying for an internship at The Media Nanny? Our current and previous interns have answered all your burning questions about the ins and outs of being an intern at The Media Nanny. Check out their answers below!

Get to know 4 of our current and former interns!
Amy: My name is Amy, I’m 23 years old and I started my internship at The Media Nanny in February 2021. I studied International Business Studies in Utrecht before and I am now studying Media & Entertainment Management. My friend told me about The Media Nanny a couple of years ago and since then I’ve been really looking out for intern spots and now here I am!

Jaelle: My name is Jaëlle-Laurence, I’m 23 years old and I did my internship at The Media Nanny from September 2019 until January 2020. I’m from Switzerland and after my Bachelor’s in Switzerland I decided to apply for a Master in Entertainment Communication at the University of Amsterdam. When The Media Nanny was looking for interns during the last semester of my Master’s I did not hesitate one second and applied for it. I now work full time at The Media Nanny as a Junior PR Manager.

Nico: My name is Nico van der Woude, I’m 23 and I was born and raised in Curaçao. I did my internship at The Media Nanny from February 2020 until June 2020. I then stayed on as PR Assistant until February 2021 and I am now finishing my studies while doing an internship at SEG Artists.

Maud: My name is Maud Borgmans, I’m 24 years old and I started my internship at The Media Nanny back in 2018. For my studies CO-IEMES at Fontys in Tilburg I got the opportunity to do an internship and I immediately knew I wanted to do my internship at The Media Nanny. After my internship I got to stay at The Media Nanny, where I combined the last 1,5 years of my studies with working for the company. As of last year I’m back full time!

What does a typical day as an intern look like?
Amy: Every day varies! One day I’m writing a press release and the other I’m reaching out to outlets, influencers or other contacts to set something up. Tasks I often do are staying in touch with journalists, searching for publications, pitching, looking for brand partnerships and the right contacts and creating content for our socials.

What’s your best memory during your internship?
Jaelle: I have a lot of good memories of my internship and I think what I do this day still enjoy the most is our team. We’re a small team so we all get to work together which I believe makes a real difference when it comes to sphere and bonds with your colleagues. We’re all supportive of each other and there’s always someone there to help if needed. We have a lot of fun together and are masters at throwing Vrijmibos 🙂  When it comes to one of the best memories during my internship it would probably have to be ADE 2019, my amazing supervisor Cathelijne took me along with her to all the events and shows she had to attend and it was great to get to experience that part of the job.

What was your favorite thing to do during your internship?
Amy: Throughout my entire internship I have learned a lot of different things and I have had different preferences when it comes to the tasks. What I like to do most now is preparing meetings by making moodboards and presentations and I’m also getting better at creating social content now.

What is a skill you feel you’ve really improved?
Maud: Networking! I was pretty shy when I started my internship at The Media Nanny but the other nannies took me to a lot of events where I met a lot of new people. This really helped me become more comfortable with networking and small talk which has made a huge difference for me, both personally and professionally.

What are your responsibilities as an intern at TMN?
Amy: As an intern you are responsible for things like putting together press releases, setting up contact lists, finding publications and I am also responsible for uploading new press releases or other content to the website. Together with my fellow interns I am also responsible for the socials of The Media Nanny. You have a lot of responsibilities but your colleagues can always help you when you’re not sure or go through it to make sure it’s done correctly.

How were you involved/integrated within the team?
Nico: I immediately felt very welcome within the team. It’s a small team so we all spend a lot of time together and everyone gets along. Even though I was the only guy in the office, it was not a problem at all for me to claim my spot amongst all the women. I had a great connection with my supervisor Cathelijne and always had a lot of fun during work and during our legendary Vrijmibos.

What changed when you got the job after the internship?
Maud: During my internship I worked at a lot of different accounts for the various PR Managers, when I got the job I got assigned more specific accounts to work on. Because you get a few specific accounts to work on, you can go more in depth with each account. You get some more responsibility which of course grows as you grow as well.

What basic skills come in handy when you start as an intern?
Nico: It’s very important to have a hands on mentality and to take initiative wherever you can. Other than that you need good writing skills in PR and basic Office and Photoshop skills always come in handy.

What quality you have made your colleagues very happy?
Jaelle: I always like to plan ahead and to start working on the next step immediately. I think my colleagues really like that because when they ask for something I have usually started to work on it already.

What’s the best thing about being an intern at The Media Nanny?
Amy: I think the best part of being an intern at The Media Nanny is getting to learn a bunch of different things. There are just so many different clients we work with that all need different PR. You can always ask the team if you can get involved more or less with one specific client or ask if you can do more of the things you like or want to know more about. At The Media Nanny they really try to help you learn the most out of your time there.

Any tips for future interns?
Nico: Be organised and be flexible. In the beginning you won’t get a lot of tasks, but after a while, you’ll be super busy so it’s good to then have a clear overview/list of your tasks.
Amy: Be yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and need to learn more about. It’s always a bit intimidating to start somewhere new and get to know the team but they are just so helpful and will try their best to make you feel at home and support you throughout your internship!

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