Life as an Intern at B-Engaged.
Get an inside look at what it’s like to be an intern at B-Engaged
Despite the start of 2021 being as successful as England’s 2016 Euro campaign, I was fortunate enough to join B-Engaged as their Brand and Communications Intern on a three month contract. Starting a job remotely felt nerve-racking. However, I was met with an immediate welcoming energy from the team which really helped to embrace this new challenge.
As the opportunity to apply for our new internships has gone live, I thought I would give you a run down of life as an intern working remotely at B-Engaged.
What I got up to as an intern:
I would be lying if I was to say there is an average day as an intern, because without it sounding a cliché, every day is different. However, I am able to provide a snapshot of some of the tasks in my role. I assisted across different projects; a mixture of reactive tasks such as pitching content to journalists, influencer outreach and social media content creation, as well as general research, such as staying up to date on social trends, content platforms, checking our clients coverage and creating contact lists.
Three months have flown by in the blink of an eye in my role as an intern and my key learnings would be:
B-Engaged has a strong team environment but also encourages you to be very independent. You learn a lot in a short period of time as an intern, which is largely down to the level of independence you are given. It can be daunting but the team is there to assist you, should you feel like you need it.
Alongside this, a positive element of working within a small, strong team environment is being able to assist others on tasks when they need extra minds or hands. You’re also able to get involved in the creative process, as the team is always looking for more ideas.
Examples of some of the projects I have been able to get involved with are; I assisted on the production of the PUMA X EFL shoot and the FootballNet X QPR fan surprise campaign. As well as this, being able to experience first hand how to develop a campaign after working on one with Alphonso Davies. Furthermore, I have also been involved in the discussions regarding athlete brand strategies with players such as Nikita Parris and Steven Caulker.
I learnt quickly there’s no such thing as a silly question at B-Engaged. At first, I found it hard as you weren’t able to lean over and ask the quick questions such as; Do you have set fonts? How do I access the shared drive? What time is lunch?! But the friendliness of the team and the use of Slack (our company messaging portal), meant it was easy to pop a question over and make the settling in process much smoother.
It’s refreshing to be able to talk about football, a passion of mine, whilst working. The Slack chats are constantly popping with breaking news, new content ideas and inspiration. The company’s attitude to keeping up morale, whilst we have to work remotely, is energizing. Although everyone is working from the comfort of their own homes, three calls a week as a whole team are put in to catch up, understand what everyone else is doing and social chats to keep up the interactive element you miss from not being in an office.
B-Engaged constantly encourages you to push the boundaries of creativity within the industry you love. Whether you’re looking to build your experience whilst studying or striving to get a full time contract, B-Engaged is a great place to learn. Having completed my internship, I am now with the company full time in the role of Brand and Communication Assistant, showing that being an intern can be an effective stepping stone into the industry. With a huge summer of sport beginning, it’s an exciting time to be starting with such a fast growing company, so I would strongly encourage you to apply for an internship with us now.
By Izzy Golder