You’re not an intern. You’re a real colleague
The best coffee maker in the country or a specialist in the area of photocopying and scanning is not what we’re looking for and you won’t become one in our organisation. But there are a few musts you should have when you decide to send your resume in our direction. So be aware that when we select you, you’d better be ready for one hell of a ride. In the positive sense, because with us you get to deal with the real thing.
News, news, news
We consider every intern as a new colleague who has the same job to do as every employee at Bepublic Group: search for news, make news and spread the news in a correct and concise way. We’ll help you sharpen that ‘news-nose’, but we’ll also ask you to challenge us and make us think about how a twenty-something-year-old sees news today. Former intern Stéphan Tanganagba writes about his experience: “I was immediately thrown into the middle of a brainstorming session during the first week. Although I was nervous, my ideas were listened to, and some even taken into account. I was also allowed to participate in major projects. The article I pitched was even published in the newspaper.”
Creativity and willingness to learn
Anyone who has already done an internship with us will agree: we love creativity. No idea is too crazy in our brainstorm sessions and meetings. And when we have defined a strategy and set an angle, we will involve you in the ongoing creative process. You will also have to write a first version of a press release and yes, you will also contact a journalist yourself to help spread the news. Bepublic Group intern Jules Fremaut agrees: “I was searching for an internship with a company in which I could take my first real steps in PR under the guidance of PR professionals. Generally speaking in PR, and at Bepublic Group in particular, you learn to look critically at current events. And you get the unique opportunity to help build the reputation of large companies. From day one you are considered a part of the team and presented with a challenging range of tasks. Writing press releases, pitching to journalists, preparing for debates. More importantly, you get very specific feedback for everything you do so you really can learn. Even as an intern you get a lot of independence, with the safety net of a team of PR professionals who will be happy to help you with every question or doubt.”
The intern as a billboard
But don’t worry, even if we’re not going to hold your hand, as our new colleague you can rely on a whole team that will be happy to give you tips you can use for the rest of your career. In this way, you will become a lifelong ambassador for our journalistic PR. At the end of the ride, interns tell us, often still surprised, that they ‘really worked’. But for us that’s no longer a surprise, because we’ve considered them part of the team from day one. As far as our trainees are concerned, we say: what’s learnt in the cradle lasts till the tomb.
Would you like to follow an internship at Bepublic Group? Please contact us via email@example.com and send us your resume.