Name: Natasha Davies
Team: External Relations
Job title: Marketing and Communications Intern
Office/region: London Briefly what is your role at Frontline?
Last year I worked as a Brand Manager for Frontline and really enjoyed this. Frontline is a really exciting place to work, and even as a Brand Manager everyone was always very interested in our opinions and ideas and encouraged us to come up with our own projects. Therefore, when I applied to the summer internship I already knew that Frontline would be a great place to work.
My role as the Marketing and Communications student intern involved supporting the External Relations team with all of its communications work. This included work on social media, newsletters, blogs, public affairs and press activity.
I found the culture at Frontline very welcoming and friendly. The best thing about working at Frontline was how passionate everyone is about the charity’s work. Everyone at the Frontline head office takes part in a mock social work unit meetings as part of their induction, which really shows how in touch everyone is with the overall mission of Frontline. This makes it a really inspiring place to work.
I felt really supported throughout the internship, and felt like the team put in a lot of effort to make sure it was as rewarding as possible. For example, I received presentation skills training and had an afternoon with a career coach. My line manager was also particularly supportive and I had lots of one-to-ones with her to check how I was getting on. She was keen to hear what areas of communications I was most interested in to make sure she gave me jobs relating to this. It meant I was able to get involved in some really interesting tasks, such as interviewing the CEO of Teach First for a Frontline blog.