Nils's Cape Town Internship Review

    Film production & Radio  Internship In Cape Town, 2019


It is a very cool place (the best in summer ;) ). You often meet great people and the best about Cape Town is the diversity. Beaches, City, mountains, and nature!

It is a very cool place (the best in summer ;) ). You often meet great people and the best about Cape Town is the diversity. Beaches, City, mountains, and nature!

It is a very cool place (the best in summer ;) ). You often meet great people and the best about Cape Town is the diversity. Beaches, City, mountains, and nature!

— Nils
Film production & Radio internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Nils Sommer

Nils Sommer

Cape Town Film production & Radio Internship

Nils is a student from Switzerland. He is about to begin a degree in film production. Nils came to Cape Town in February 2019 for an 8 week internship. His internship consisted of two areas of focus: Film production and radio

Nils's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:SWZ
Institute:Berner Fachhochschule
Course:Multimedia Production
Internship Area(s):Film production & Radio  
InternshipFocus Options:Film, production, radio, media
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:8 weeks

Nils Sommer

Film production & Radio Internship

Nils is a student from Switzerland. He is about to begin a degree in film production. Nils came to Cape Town in February 2019 for an 8 week internship. His internship consisted of two areas of focus: Film production and radio

Nils's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:SWZ
Institute:Berner Fachhochschule
Course:Multimedia Production
Internship Area(s):Film production & Radio  
InternshipFocus Options:Film, production, radio, media
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:8 weeks

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Film production & Radio Cape Town Internship Review by Nils Sommer, Berner Fachhochschule (SWZ)

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internship placement experience

Film production & Radio Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

Being part of a team and being able to help and work closely with Producers, Directors etc.

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

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

My placement was very good. It met my expectations completely.

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, I learned a lot concerning communication skills and working in the film industry.

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?

Definitely! I think it was important for me to work abroad and step out of my comfort zone.

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 gain experience in the film industry and Cape Town is the perfect town for that.

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 friendly and attentive.

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?

Yes, very much. I quickly was given the opportunity to work on my own and deal with some responsibilities.

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?

It depended. At EuroConnection definitely but MonkeyFilms did not really have much work for me except cleaning the storage room. I would recommend that you make sure the organizations, interns go to, do have work or at least stuff they provide where people can learn something.

I quickly was given the opportunity to work on my own and deal with some responsibilities.

- Nils

I quickly was given the opportunity to work on my own and deal with some responsibilities.

- Nils

I quickly was given the opportunity to work on my own and deal with some responsibilities.

- Nils

I quickly was given the opportunity to work on my own and deal with some responsibilities.

- Nils
 

Cape Town experience

Nils'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?

I thought my English skills were not good enough for working in CT.

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 is a very cool place (the best in summer 😉 ). You often meet great people and the best about Cape Town is the diversity. Beaches, City, mountains, and nature!

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?

Absolutely. Just go!

 

I think it was important for me to work abroad and step out of my comfort zone.

- Nils

I think it was important for me to work abroad and step out of my comfort zone.

- Nils

I think it was important for me to work abroad and step out of my comfort zone.

- Nils

I think it was important for me to work abroad and step out of my comfort zone.

- Nils

I think it was important for me to work abroad and step out of my comfort zone.

- Nils

Bridging Gap's service

Nils'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?

Yes, they offered me several jobs although the season was coming to an end and Lucie or Luigi was always reachable.

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?

I did not need much from them but Luigi was very helpful, taking me to work on the first day and checking in from time to time.

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

Make sure that the organizations you work with really do have work for the interns. Otherwise, it’s just a loss of time.

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 thought that it is too much.

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 is justified because of the service which is provided.

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