A Day In The Life of an Intern at Born To Be Wide

We caught up with Rosie from Born To Be Wide

A Day in The Life of an Intern at Born To Be Wide

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 Rosie who has been working as an intern at Born To Be Wide in Edinburgh.

Hey Rosie! How long have you been in your role for now?

Hey, I have been working with the team for about 6 weeks so far.

Okay, so still relatively new to the role. What’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?

Every day is different. I tend to begin the day by making coffee, turning the speakers on and telling my colleagues some sort of bewildering story of my journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh or vice versa.

Haha, I’m sure your stories thrill them! Talk us through your day-to-day tasks.

Haha, I am not sure they will say the same. My tasks consist of social media and artwork to organising Wide Days 2018. My role is really diverse.  Having a wide variety of responsibilities in the office is awesome.

That’s great. Keep up the enthusiasm! What’s your favourite thing you do each day?

I think it is honestly who I work with. It may sound cheesy but I go to work super excited and come home feeling the same. It is pretty much all I want to talk about with people.  The team are so encouraging and passionate that I can’t fault them. Also, the fact that I get to just chat about music day in day out is a dream.

Aww, that’s sweet. Tell us about projects you’ve worked on and what you liked and didn’t like.

I haven’t had a project that I haven’t liked yet. The only things that get me are the length of time it takes to export videos. There have been a few hard times but I understand that it seems tricky because it is my first time doing it. For instance, I interviewed Scott Hutchison from Frightened Rabbit. I was a little nervous beforehand because I’m an avid fan, but within 5 minutes everything felt normal.

What a great experience that must’ve been. What have you learnt about the world of work?

I have learnt that there is a lot to it. I know that sounds pretty vague! Haha. Other than that, I have gained a lot which has boosted my confidence.

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

I would say just go for it. As I’ve said, you gain a lot out of it. Previously, I gained experience in a graphic design internship. It was great but it did make me realise that my future is in music. I love design but I am in love with music. Having an internship gives you a sense of what your life could be like and it’s the only way to learn.

What do you want to do next?

Working on Wide Days and Born To Be Wide has made me realise that I love working on events. But next, I want to learn more about tour management and production assistance. For me, I think it is best to learn as much as I can if I want to be one of the best in industry. It will allow me to put myself in others positions when working with them in future.

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

Things change constantly which I understand. I try to take things step-by-step but for me, I want to be a tour manager in Scotland. Hopefully working my way up to management. I don’t think the music scene in Scotland gets enough attention so if I can make an impact on that then I will be very happy.

Just like Rosie, 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 Rosie 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.