Marianne joined Astley Media as an intern after graduating from University of Exeter in the Summer of 2020. She was keen to make the most of the extra time at home during the pandemic and undertake a remote internship which could give her experience in the everyday PR and¬†Marketing activity of an agency. Here, she reflects on her time as an intern…



Having graduated from the University of Exeter in the summer, I was very keen to gain further insight into the field of Marketing and PR, especially on the agency side. Astley Media offer a brilliant remote internship programme, and for me it was the perfect way to gain experience despite the limitations of lockdown restrictions.

The remote aspect of the internship and flexibility of the Astley Media team meant that I could complete my internship on days that suited me. Towards the end of my experience, I was even able to work remotely from my home in Switzerland, which was great!

During my time at Astley Media, I was able to get a true idea of how this PR and Marketing agency operates and something that especially shone through was their inclusive team spirit. It was fascinating to see how a fast-paced agency like this had successfully adapted to the challenges of 2020.

Working three days a week for one month gave me the opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks. This included using Hootsuite to draft and schedule social media posts, Mailchimp to write and send newsletters, and SurveyMonkey to create and conduct surveys. Drafting copy for press releases, articles, social media posts and newsletters really helped me enhance my writing abilities.

During my internship, I gained a broad insight into the inner workings of an agency in just a short space of time. I feel incredibly grateful to the welcoming Astley Team for taking me onboard for this internship and giving me some brilliant remote experience. It was a pleasure to work with them and I highly recommend this internship to anyone also looking for valuable experience in this field. Special thanks to Leah and Elle for their brilliant support throughout the process!