National Internship Week
MacComms is a company devoted to helping students gain essential marketing and PR skills through a range of internship and work shadowing positions, and so we take pride in celebrating National Internship Week.
Managing Director, Ellie, is keen to mentor and support the next generation of professionals through MacComms’ internship programmes by offering a positive working environment, mentoring and training opportunities. And, our founder is devoted to building and maintaining strong working relationships with each student intern before, during and after their internship.
Since establishing in April 2015, we have employed three students under an internship scheme as well as offering work experience opportunities.
Bobbie who studies Events Management, Jahnae Gumbs, a Global Business and Management student and Emma Mew who studies English literature and Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield, have all enjoyed work placements at MacComms. All second-year students have gained transferable skills to apply to their degree specialisations from our internship opportunities.
MacComms’ internship programmes provides students with the opportunity to gain and develop marketing and PR skills in the following areas:
- Assisting with writing press releases
- Social media management
- Market research for client prospects
- Events management for a range of client and MacComms’ own events
- Excelling written communication skills with blog posts, e-shots and e-newsletter content
- Expanding digital skills with CRM and web content management
- Developing photoshop and picture editing skills through creating marketing collateral
As a committed Huddersfield alumni, Ellie MacDonald has supported MacComms’ mission to ‘give back’ to the community.
We are also delighted to support our first graduate intern Grace Morton, who joins us as account executive for 12 weeks with the objective of progressing within the business in the long term.
“Running a growing start-up business is tough and introducing student placements to support the growth of my company has been key. I have been keen to recruit on values, ensuring the students’ personalities match MacComms’ brand values and I have been happy to train them up to understand all the workings of a fast growing PR and marketing agency. It is an investment of time but I have been overjoyed by the students who have supported my business and look forward to an ongoing relationship with recent graduate Grace Morton.”
By Jahnae Gumbs, current marketing and PR intern