Emilia's Cape Town Internship Review

    Public Relations  Internship In Cape Town, 2019


If you have never been to Cape Town before or if you are travelling alone or if this is the first time you are considering an internship abroad, I’d really recommend paying for the extra services because you get so so much out of it.

If you have never been to Cape Town before or if you are travelling alone or if this is the first time you are considering an internship abroad, I’d really recommend paying for the extra services because you get so so much out of it.

If you have never been to Cape Town before or if you are travelling alone or if this is the first time you are considering an internship abroad, I’d really recommend paying for the extra services because you get so so much out of it.

— Emilia
Public Relations internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Emilia Ujejski

Emilia Ujejski

Cape Town Public Relations Internship

Emilia is a student from the UK. Emilia graduated in 2018 with a degree in Art History from the University of Manchester. Emilia came to Cape Town in February 2019 for a 6 week internship. Emilia completed a Public Relations internship.

Emilia's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:University of Manchester
Course:History of Art
Internship Area(s):Public Relations  
InternshipFocus Options:Public relations, client management, content production
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:6 weeks

Emilia Ujejski

Public Relations Internship

Emilia is a student from the UK. Emilia graduated in 2018 with a degree in Art History from the University of Manchester. Emilia came to Cape Town in February 2019 for a 6 week internship. Emilia completed a Public Relations internship.

Emilia's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:University of Manchester
Course:History of Art
Internship Area(s):Public Relations  
InternshipFocus Options:Public relations, client management, content production
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:6 weeks

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Public Relations Cape Town Internship Review by Emilia Ujejski, University of Manchester (UK)

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internship placement experience

Public Relations Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

I always wanted to do PR which is the field I asked Lucie to look into for me. Lucie quickly found me an amazing placement and I really never expected it to be as hands-on as it was.

How did your actual internship placement compare to your ideal internship experience?

How did your actual internship placement compare to your ideal internship experience?

I got exactly what I was looking for.

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Yes definitely. Because they didn’t ever spoon feed me. I was treated like another employee. At the same time, they were very supportive and were always available when I needed some help.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

100 percent YES!

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Yes, I do! They really needed extra help while I was there as they were understaffed at the time. So I was trusted with a lot of extra work on top of my regular duties.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

What were your reasons for wanting to come to Cape Town to do an internship?

I wanted to get some professional experience after just finishing my degree, and I thought Cape Town would be the best place to do it. It was recommended to me by a friend who said she had a fantastic experience here!

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Did you receive sufficient levels of supervision and guidance from your colleagues at your host organisation?

Yes! They were very helpful and I quickly got into the swing of things.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Were you given adequate responsibilities during your internship?

Yeah definitely! I got thrown into the deep end a little, but it was truly the best thing for me!

The search for my internship was so thorough. Lucie really was an amazing help and wanted to find me an internship that suited my every need. It was always so easy to contact Bridging Gaps staff if I needed help with anything. Any info provided to us was super informative and always accurate. It was great!

- Emilia

The search for my internship was so thorough. Lucie really was an amazing help and wanted to find me an internship that suited my every need. It was always so easy to contact Bridging Gaps staff if I needed help with anything. Any info provided to us was super informative and always accurate. It was great!

- Emilia

The search for my internship was so thorough. Lucie really was an amazing help and wanted to find me an internship that suited my every need. It was always so easy to contact Bridging Gaps staff if I needed help with anything. Any info provided to us was super informative and always accurate. It was great!

- Emilia

The search for my internship was so thorough. Lucie really was an amazing help and wanted to find me an internship that suited my every need. It was always so easy to contact Bridging Gaps staff if I needed help with anything. Any info provided to us was super informative and always accurate. It was great!

- Emilia
 

Cape Town experience

Emilia's Experience of Cape Town

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

Probably the safety issues within South Africa. When I first arrived I really didn’t know what to expect.

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

It’s ridiculous how much my opinion has changed, sure there are a few things you need to take into account, like walking around alone late at night. But for the most part, I had the freedom to do most things. I went running, I walked to the stores and I learned to be more street smart.

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

It’s amazing. The history and the culture of the city are so interesting and it’s such a beautiful place! Love it here.

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

Would you recommend Cape Town as a worthwhile and enjoyable place to visit?

Yes Definitely!

 

I just loved the social events and the dinners you were always organizing for us. I quickly felt at home and made friends with other interns. The staff at Bridging Gaps don’t treat you like another number. I felt like I became good friends with everyone and I could approach you at any time if I needed to talk about something.

- Emilia

I just loved the social events and the dinners you were always organizing for us. I quickly felt at home and made friends with other interns. The staff at Bridging Gaps don’t treat you like another number. I felt like I became good friends with everyone and I could approach you at any time if I needed to talk about something.

- Emilia

I just loved the social events and the dinners you were always organizing for us. I quickly felt at home and made friends with other interns. The staff at Bridging Gaps don’t treat you like another number. I felt like I became good friends with everyone and I could approach you at any time if I needed to talk about something.

- Emilia

I just loved the social events and the dinners you were always organizing for us. I quickly felt at home and made friends with other interns. The staff at Bridging Gaps don’t treat you like another number. I felt like I became good friends with everyone and I could approach you at any time if I needed to talk about something.

- Emilia

I just loved the social events and the dinners you were always organizing for us. I quickly felt at home and made friends with other interns. The staff at Bridging Gaps don’t treat you like another number. I felt like I became good friends with everyone and I could approach you at any time if I needed to talk about something.

- Emilia

Bridging Gap's service

Emilia's Review of Our Internship Programme & Services

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

The search for my internship was so thorough. Lucie really was an amazing help and wanted to find me an internship that suited my every need. It was always so easy to contact Bridging Gaps staff if I needed help with anything. Any info provided to us was super informative and always accurate. It was great!

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

It was amazing. Whenever I needed something, you were just a call away and always very responsive and helpful. I always felt like I was chatting to friends!

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

I just loved the social events and the dinners you were always organizing for us. I quickly felt at home and made friends with other interns. The staff at Bridging Gaps don’t treat you like another number. I felt like I became good friends with everyone and I could approach you at any time if I needed to talk about something.

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Definitely yes!

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Before you applied, how did you feel about the programme fees?

I feel like the fees were quite reasonable compared to other companies.

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Having completed your placement and had the experiences you've have, what do you think about the fees now?

It was definitely worth it. The services provide an extra level of support that I really needed.

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

What would you say to someone that is considering an internship here but is concerned about the fees?

If you have never been to Cape Town before or if you are travelling alone or if this is the first time you are considering an internship abroad, I’d really recommend paying for the extra services because you get so so much out of it.

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