The Big Music Project has part-funded several music industry internships and we’re aiming to inspire and create incredible opportunities for young people from across the country who want to get into the music business. We’re sitting down with each of our interns one by one to find out how they’re getting on! Here’s Rebecca’s story, who is interning at Global’s Make Some Noise.
How long have you been in your role?
“I have been in my role for 3 months.”
What’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?
“The first thing I do when I get into the office is switch on my laptop, check my emails and then I make a giant cup of tea!”
Talk us through your day-to-day tasks.
“I am part of the Partnerships Team at Global’s Make Some Noise, which is the in house charity of Global Radio. When I started we were in the run up to appeal week, so my role involved contacting potential partners, creating relationships with external companies and sourcing prize donations. Now that appeal week is over, I am working on prize fulfilments, creating post campaign reports for our donors and helping my lovely team with Make Some Noise Night which is taking place in November.”
What’s your favourite thing you do each day?
“What I really enjoyed in the run up to appeal , was the satisfaction I got when a potential prize donor finally said ‘yes’. A lot of the money raised for the charities we support is made by companies donating to us and us then auctioning it off on air.
It is lovely to know that I had a small part in raising money for so many great charities.”
Tell us about projects you’ve worked on and what you liked and didn’t like about it?
“I LOVED Make Some Noise Day. When I first started my internship, this was what we were working towards. Working in Global HQ on the day and seeing it come to life was amazing.
Honestly, there is nothing I haven’t enjoyed. I am part of a fun and welcoming team who have made me feel like a true Globaler.”
What kind of challenges do you face day-to-day?
“As Make Some Noise day approached, we had lots of deadlines, which could at times be demanding.
However, my team were always positive and reassuring – and in the end everything turned out great!”
What have you learnt about the world of work?
“This internship has confirmed that I need to work for a large company. I love the atmosphere here and there is always something exciting happening (John Legend casually strolled passed us today!!!) You don’t really get that anywhere else.”
What advice would you give to other people looking to apply for internships?
“Take the first internship you get in the field you love and keep at it until you end up in your dream company.”
What do you want to do next?
“Hopefully a job will come up at Global, if not, I will definitely be working in music. Ideally for a record label or in music television.”
In an ideal world, where will you be in five years time?
“I cannot say exactly where I will be, but I do know I want to work in either project management or promotions within music.”