5 benefits of working for an SME as an Intern

By August 21, 2020Interns
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You might be thinking, what is an SME? Or wondering, what is it like to work for a small and medium-sized enterprise? Well, in this blog I’ll be explaining what it’s like work for an SME as an intern and the benefits you get.

1 – Making a difference

Firstly, working at Whyy? Change has given me the opportunity to make a real difference within the business, with marketing and finance work that has had a material impact on the performance of the business, that is imperative to the success of the firm over the coming months.  

2 – More responsibility

Next, with only a few members of staff at Whyy? Change, interns are expected to take on important tasks such as marketing directly on social media and assessing the companies tax strategy and decisions. I have been able to lead such projects and be held accountable for their success. 

3 – Work closely with senior business leaders

Thirdly, with an intimate team of staff, I have been able to hold weekly progress meetings with the company CEO and other senior members of staff, as well as discuss my own ideas on a daily basis and receive continued feedback on our work. 

4 – Can move quickly with our own ideas

Moreover, in the absence of a significant corporate hierarchy, I have been able to put forward and implement my own marketing content without restriction from senior staff.  

5 – Flexibility

Finally, at Whyy? Change, staff are encouraged to take initiative and work on tasks that they believe will be beneficial to the business. In my own experience, I had the flexibility to be able to dedicate some time to LinkedIn paid ads as I believed it would improve brand awareness, despite the fact that this project was not within my work schedule.  

Learn more about Whyy? Change

If you enjoyed this blog, why not read another blog by one of our interns on the 5 useful ways to master your remote internship.

To read my previous blog on my internship experience click here. 

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