Máire Power participated in our UoB Internship Scheme as a marketing intern for the science company, NuNano Ltd. We spoke to Máire and NuNano about their experiences.
Can you give us a summary of your internship?
‘I spent two months as a marketing intern for the science company, NuNano Ltd, based within the science incubator, Unit DX. NuNano manufacture nanoscale probes for the sensitive measurement technique, atomic force microscopy. I was tasked with designing and creating content such as articles, videos, and social media posts to increase the awareness of their brand.’
What impact did the internship opportunity have on your personal development?
‘The internship was a very positive experience for me. Before the internship, I had never considered marketing as a potential career but I learned that it involves a considerable amount of writing, which I always enjoyed during my PhD. It also gave me the opportunity to tap into my creative side, after years of focusing mostly on my technical abilities during my undergraduate degree and PhD. I am now a full-time employee at NuNano, working as a marketing coordinator and am really enjoying the start-up environment.’
NuNano, what was your experience of hiring a UoB intern?
‘As a start-up, being able to employ an intern through the university to help with our day-to-day activities was a great opportunity, which may not have been possible for us without the internship scheme. Máire proved to be such an invaluable member of our team that she is now a full-time employee.’
If you’d like to find out more about the UoB Internship Scheme and how to get involved yourself, have a look at our website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/careers/employable/uob-internship-scheme/