My name is Claudia Larmour and I am in transition year in St Andrews College. This week I did a one week internship with Elevate PR. I really enjoyed working in Elevate as everyone was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. I was given many interesting jobs to do such as clippings, filing, research, office work and I was able to go see a photocall for one of Elevates client. I found the photocall really interesting and it showed me how much work goes into organising one. Now that I have done a week with Elevate I have much more knowledge about PR and I have learnt many new skills.
I have done previous work experience in John Rocha which gave me a better understanding about the fashion industry – I hope to have a successful career in fashion. I did a week in Planit event management and a week in the radiology department of St Vincents Hospital. I have really enjoyed all of my work placements and hope to use the skills I have learnt from these internships in the future.
Molly Devlin recently began a one week internship with us as part transition year programme at Muckross Park College. Molly has written us a blog post about her experiences interning in different companies, so here it is!
Hi I’m Molly and I’m doing a one week internship with Elevate. I am in transition year Muckross Park College and loving it. Throughout fourth year, I have had several different internship experiences, including going to France for two months. I recently completed work experience with Newstalk radio station and I was very surprised how different it was than what I expected.
On my first day, I felt very welcome by everyone and all the team made me feel right at home. One of the first jobs I had was to make phone calls to competition winners. I loved it; it was so much fun hearing their reaction to the news. Then I got the chance to go into the recording booth to sit in on a live broadcast with Tom Dunne. I learned that it was a lot more stressful than what I’d imagined.
On my final day of the placement, I went to the Guinness Store House, as Newstalk was doing a live outside broadcast from there. I spent some time at the door checking people’s names and their tickets. Once everyone had arrived and taken their seats, I had a chance to sit in on a live debate with George Hook and Declan Ganley on the Fiscal Treaty.
It was a really enjoyable week working in Newstalk and it really opened my eyes about what goes on in a radio station. I might even think about studying media in the future.
We are celebrating our tenth anniversary this summer. One thing that has been a constant in our history is interns. We are so grateful for the support and enthusiasm they bring to the office and have used our intern programme as the main recruitment tool for junior staff. Three of our current staff started their working life at Elevate as interns (some as long as seven years ago).
We have a great crop of interns at the moment – Zoe is on work placement from IADT, where she is doing a degree in Arts and Management. Her arts expertise and social media skills have been put to good use on RTE’s ARTifact and Dublin Contemporary. Gillian and Meagan are on work placement from Dundalk Institute of Technology’s degree in PR. Gillian is getting to indulge her love of fashion on the TK Maxx account, while Meagan has been a great help on the Seat and Curves accounts.
Thanks to our current and previous interns for your hard work and dedication.
We are so grateful to our current and past interns who make our lives so much easier here at Elevate. PR is a demanding multi-tasking world and the daily to-do list can be scarily long.
It is wonderful to have enthusiastic young talent around that is eager to learn and delighted to get a taste for what the real world of PR is like (ie lots of computer time, clippings and evaluations). » continue reading
“’Sláinte!” said the barman when he placed an Irish coffee and a frothy pint Guinness in front my travel buddy, Andy, and I at the Dublin airport. Cliché choices of beverages? Yes, but after a long flight and a lengthy wait to pass through Immigration, the two of us couldn’t wait to get into the Irish spirit. » continue reading