Keen to learn more about the world of PR and Marketing, Harriet joined Astley Media as an intern. Read about her experience here:

Stuck in the uncertain and difficult circumstances of searching for a graduate job in a pandemic, I chose to make the most of the extra time at home to gain some experience in the PR and marketing sector. 

I came across Astley Media through a good friend, and due to living in Devon myself, I was keen to learn more and get in contact. I was subsequently offered a remote internship for January.

Despite never meeting the team face to face, I was made to feel so welcome, something that is undoubtedly important when working from home.

In my first week, I was given plenty of work to get on with. Many of the tasks included drafting social media content for a variety of clients, across Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. I also worked on collating social media analytics for the Tech South West Awards, to create a report on the event.

As I gained experience, I was given more work including writing blog posts, drafting press releases and e-newsletters. The variety of tasks day to day meant I developed a number of new skills, and learnt invaluable insights into what it is like to work at a PR and Marketing Agency. 

I really enjoyed my time interning for Astley Media, and they were always there to check in to see if I had any questions and to ensure I wasn’t taking on too much work. I always received detailed feedback on my work, which was invaluable to my learning. 

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to intern despite the circumstances of the pandemic, and I would like to thank everyone at Astley for providing me with a wealth of skills and knowledge. I would recommend this internship to anyone looking to gain experience in PR and Marketing, the team is so lovely!

If you would like to apply for our internship programme, please send your CV and cover letter to hello@astleymedia.co.uk or contact us at: www.astleymedia.co.uk/contact