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Hi, I’m Madeleine and I have been the Circuit Cambridge intern since April 2016. After studying art and design at college a few years ago I decided to work instead of going to university, I have worked in a couple of nice places but this has been my first job in an arts organisation, which has been a real eye opener.
The Circuit internship has been a really special opportunity – a few days a week working in such a kind and creative environment has been wonderful. Although I am just over halfway through at the 3 month mark I can already say I feel I have learnt a lot and am much more confident and competent than I was 2 months ago!
When I started here I didn’t have much of an idea of what part of the creative industry I wanted to try and work in, but this has opened my eyes to the many job roles and opportunities there are that I had never considered before, and has pointed me towards the direction I think might be right for me. It has also given me confidence when it comes to doing general admin tasks like making phone calls to group members, taxis and ordering, emailing, researching for Circuit trips, updating social media, setting up for workshops and Circuit sessions and more.. Which at first I found intimidating or difficult without lots of direction.
To try and keep this relatively short here are a few things I found challenging, things I learnt, and the best bits (so far):
What I have learnt/gained:
Best Bits (so far):