My name is Eden, I’m a Publishing with English Language student at Kingston University. As part of my studies I had to organize a work experience placement/internship to compliment my studies. After carrying out a placement at a publishing house over the summer, I was looking for something a bit different but still related to the world of publishing and so this led me to searching the internet for relevant placement opportunities. During this search I came across a site called Grad Bay which lists graduate jobs and internship opportunities – often in creative industries. I landed on an advertisement for PR Rebel at Franklin Rae PR, interested by what I read I immediately filled out the online application form (which included filming some responses to questions and uploading them to the site) and waited for a response. Luckily, I was selected and so began my journey of a two-week PR and Marketing internship!
The first couple of days of my internship were pretty full on as I had a lot of tasks to do and the next day was the annual Women in Film & TV networking event, which Franklin Rae organise and set-up. I was tasked with helping to set-up the event which was a nice insight into the world of event management. I also got to attend the event which was a great chance for me to network with women in industries such as Disney, Universal and Pinewood – while representing Franklin Rae PR.
Throughout the past two weeks, my tasks have ranged from researching, spreadsheet updating, creating a Macmillan coffee morning invite, contacting charities about potential collaborations and more event planning! While sometimes there has been a lot to juggle in terms of tasks, I’ve really enjoyed my time here and the members of the Franklin Rae PR team have been really helpful and kind. PR is such an interesting career in my opinion as I didn’t realise how much research and planning goes into helping craft stories and ideas to pitch to journalists and is definitely a career path that I will consider in the future.