A Day In The Life of an Intern at Cinema & Co

We caught up with Megan from Cinema & Co

The Big Music Project has funded several music industry internships. The aim is to inspire and create incredible opportunities for young people across the country who want to get into the music business.

We’re sitting down with each of our interns to find out how they’re getting on. Here’s Megan who has been working as an intern at Cinema & Co.

Hey Megan, how long have you been in your role?

Hey, it’s now been almost 2 months and it has flown by, yet it also feels like I’ve been here forever!

That must be a sign you are enjoying your role! What’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?

Haha, I guess so. The first thing I do when I get into the office is coffee. Always coffee. It’s a huge bonus working in a cinema that sells the best stuff!

Coffee does tend to help! Talk us through your day-to-day tasks.

No day is the same at Cinema & Co, day to day tasks vary from scheduling social media posts across all platforms to attending meetings with my manager and covering live events.

That sounds really interesting. What’s your favourite thing you do each day?

I couldn’t possibly choose. As I said, no day is the same so there is no one thing which is better than another. I guess my work colleagues are a constant source of enjoyment. There is always a positive and creative atmosphere.

Tell us about projects you’ve worked on and what you liked and didn’t like about it?

The most interesting thing about my place of work is the extensive variety of events that take place in the venue. In just a month and a half I’ve worked with the team and partnered with local organisations on events for International Women’s Day, a clothes swapping event and a Dog-Friendly screening which went viral in our area. Honestly, I’ve enjoyed every event that I’ve been involved in. With such quirky events taking place, the job certainly comes with it’s challenges.

Those sound like really cool experiences. What kind of challenges do you face day-to-day?

Transitioning from education which is a world of structure, to quickly having to adjust to a role which is different to what I have grown up being around, as both my parents were teachers. I’ve gained plenty of skills though and I’m better off because of that.

What have you learnt about the world of work?

In a short space of time I’ve come to realise that the world of work doesn’t need to be monotonous or repetitive. If there is something you are passionate about, there is a job out there that will allow you to keep that passion going.

What advice would you give to other people looking to apply for internships?

Seriously, do it. The confidence and skills you build in such a short space of time are invaluable. I’ve met so many people in the community that I would not have been aware of if it wasn’t for my internship. Once my internship has ended, I am hopeful that I’ll know where to look and who to speak to regarding future opportunities.

What do you want to do next?

Honestly, I have no solid plan. What I do know is that the confidence I’ve gained from my internship has taken away my apprehension of the unknown. ‘The world is your oyster’ as they say.

In an ideal world, where will you be in five years time? 

I suppose, ideally I’d just like to be doing something I enjoy that’s in the creative industry. I’ve always liked the idea of being a copywriter. This internship has definitely put me on the right path.

Just like Megan, if you are passionate about getting your foot in the door of the creative industries, check out our news board for hints and tips on making those first steps.

If you are inspired by Megan and interested in a paid internship, check out our jobs board which is always updated with the newest entry-level roles from around the UK.