Former Partnership Marketing & Promotions Intern at NBCUniversal
over 2 years ago
To be honest--and I'm not sure if this is applicable to other NBCU internships--I didn't have a formal training program. I had one point person who oversaw my work, and when she delegated work to me, she would go over what she expects and how she wants it done. For that internship specifically, it's really really important to be competent, independent, accountable, and in a way always anticipating what you could do more, beyond what you were assigned to do. This means that whenever you are given an assignment or responsibility, submit something that's always your best work--never something unfinished or sloppy. This sets the bar for what you can do, and it invites other people in the team to give you more responsibilities knowing that you are very capable. Being able to think on your own and anticipate what your boss needs without having to ask all the time is SO IMPORTANT! Your job as an intern is to learn for sure, but it's mainly to make your boss' or department's lives easier, so it doesn't make sense to deliver subpar work that requires other people to spend time to redo it. Always be professional, communicate well, and be prepared for anything. For the partnership marketing and promotions team at NBCU, my roles involved a lot of research on potential brand partners, writing creative briefs, administrative duties, and some internal projects that involved knowledge of keynote, photoshop, and adobe acrobat (knowing how to use keynote and photoshop was a huge plus).