We recently caught up with Rosie, a previous Intern at Babbasa! She tells us all about what her role and responsibilities were, how working here has enabled her to develop her skills and what it’s like to be part of the Babbasa team.
Name: Rosie Porter
“I worked at Babbasa for a month, after graduating from UWE in Journalism and English Literature, as a Marketing and Social Media Intern. When I initially saw Babbasa’s advertisement I really liked their values, it felt like they were ones I shared and when I started, I fitted in straight away.
The team gave me great deal of responsibility and varied tasks. Throughout my time, my main job was to design and write the rebranded website… so it was great to see how it turned out when it was completed! During the week I conducted different interviews with professionals around Bristol and various people involved with Babbasa and wrote case studies to help convey the need for and success of the organisation. Another key part of my role was to develop the social media strategy, so throughout the week I ensured that there were regular and engaging posts on Twitter and Facebook, and figured out ways to promote Babbasa’s services and projects on these platforms, and then put these into action. I really enjoyed having the ability to help make more young people in Bristol aware of what goes on at Babbasa because they really do offer great opportunities.
The internship was an amazing way to get involved in a business. The main thing I learnt was how to work effectively to tight deadlines as I was given a lot of freedom. I don’t think I expected to just be given tasks and allowed to get on with my work independently but it was really beneficial for me to gain knowledge and experience by getting stuck in. Additionally, it was interesting to learn about people’s journeys, meet those who have been supported by Babbasa and work with people from varied backgrounds, which was particularly true when I completed the case studies. Babbasa is a brilliant place to undertake an internship, if you’re just graduating and want to experience what the world of work is like. It’s actually a lot more difficult than you think to go from uni and do that! It was a very open environment; there’s lots of support for you and you get absorbed into it straight away, due to the great work they are doing.
Everyone at Babbasa puts so much passion into the projects for young people and it’s an environment full of diversity, with opportunity for everyone. The people who join are all welcomed and you’ll be accepted for whatever you have to offer. Personally, I’ve always been pretty passionate about equal opportunities for different people. There are a lot of disadvantaged areas in Bristol and places like Babbasa give people the chance to do things that they wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. It’s important that young people know there is something like this available and there is an alternative to formal education.
Any young person who’s looking to expand their workplace skills, begin a new experience or thinking they might want to get involved in Babbasa – I’d just say go for it!”
It was good to speak to Rosie and hear how Babbasa assisted her as a recent graduate! We’re pleased that she enjoyed working here and felt that she developed her skills and gained knowledge of a real working environment. Everyone at Babbasa wishes Rosie the best of luck with her career aspirations in the future.
Interns are an integral part of the Babbasa team and we really appreciate all their commitment and hardwork. If you’re interested in getting an insight into what Babbasa does and would like to improve your skills, please email Amy, firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about the available opportunities. Or explore the other ways you can be a part of our team here!