Highlights after 6 months
Today, it's exactly 6 months since Heidi and Toby invited me to work with them! I'd like to look back at some of the highlights of this time The tl;dr is that it's been fantastic. ~ ^namenotrequired
The best parts
- I never had to ask for it or apply. I was personally invited the first time, and I was asked to keep it up each time my contract ran out.
- It's a paid position, and I can work from home (i.e. wherever and whenever suits me), both pretty rare traits of internships.
- Okay, just kidding. Those are pretty nice, but they weren't really the best parts. The best part is what I get to do and for whom!
So what do I do exactly? Well... Do you have a minute?
I'm blessed with a position that is too diverse to be summarised in a few words.
I'm a Marketing Intern. Some recurring themes and tasks I work on are our social media accounts
, data mining, general internet research and promoting £deviantARTGear
products. For a lot of our many cool projects and contests
, I've helped by answering questions and distributing prizes, but also sometimes picking winners or checking if entries qualified. Sometimes I am asked questions about the community, and a couple of times I've had to ring the alarm bell when things went wrong.
But unsurprisingly for those who know me well, some of my very favourite projects are related to testing new features, doing some research around the site, and thinking of new ideas; helping to make the website itself better.
In other words...
In case anything in that description confused you, here's the best bits.
- Browse and find awesome art. (Yes, they pay me for this!)
- Help organise those awesome contests, projects and giveaways.
- Help make the website better.
And once in a blue moon, I do find myself spending an hour or two copying and pasting info into spreadsheets or clicking hundreds of links to find a specific name. This never bores me however, because everything I do is meaningful and I'm doing it all for the community I love. (Yet, Heidi and Toby always apologise when they ask me to do less glamorous jobs, which is sweet. )
Some good memories