Here in the RSC Marketing department, our current set of wonderful interns are coming to the end of their time with us, so we thought it would be a good idea for each of them to write a blog post giving an insight into the nitty gritty life of an RSC Marketing Intern. The first in our new series of blog posts, Intern? Our turn! comes from Eve Parker.
I’m nearing the end of my internship with the Marketing department here at the RSC and still busy as ever! For those that aren’t sure quite what marketing entails, you’d be surprised how much we do! Right now I am in the middle of updating our Pinterest site, sending off mail to our new RSC Key members, and writing an application for The Industry Wedding Awards. That, of course, is only one afternoon out of many over the course of my internship, and the experiences I have had have been varied. From the glamorous and exciting (think free lunches to ‘greet’ the new acting companies once they arrive in Stratford, or sneak previews of sets for upcoming shows featuring a certain Mr Tennant), to the everyday chores (rehanging 7ft posters in the freezing cold and rain, and LOTS of carrying boxes!) I’m constantly learning more about the department and the company in general.
The Marketing internship is great because you are in the office once a week for 6 months, meaning that you get to see how things run over a full season. There’s a certain thrill from seeing work you’ve done come to life. It was somewhat surreal to finally see the costumes worn by the actors onstage in ‘A Mad World My Masters’ after uploading the designs onto the website a few months previously!
As well as assisting with the day-to-day running of the department, each intern is given their own project to work on over the course of the internship. I am a bit of a wedding nerd so was handed over to Lucy our Hires Manager, and have had great fun helping her come up with new ways to promote our Wedding & Civil Ceremonies service. It was a complete pleasure and honour to then help out on a couple’s Big Day, you can definitely see all the hard work pay off!
I’ll be sad to end my time here in our Chapel Lane offices, but I’ve still got a lot to do before I’m done and I’ll be sure to make the most of it. For now though I’m back to my to-do list, and it seems that I can tick off job number 4: ‘Write Blog Post’!