16 June 2016back

Creative Internships Blog Week 33

Sophie Potter, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 

Working my way through a to-do list is one of my all-time favourite things. Having a visual representation of tasks I have accomplished and my future goals laid out provides a great sense of accomplishment and further motivation for me. As the end of the internship is fast approaching, I have been reviewing my intern job description to weigh up what I’ve done, and how much I have left to do in the next short 2 months.

What is so reassuring is how many points I am able to tick off, and how much more I feel like I have accomplished above and beyond the job description.

  • Individual giving administration
  • Researching Major Donors
  • Implementing Digital fundraising initiatives
  • Creation and maintenance of records
  • Researching Corporate Sponsors
  • Stewarding Corporate partners
  • Researching and writing Trust and Foundation applications
  • Assisting with the production of marketing materials
  • Writing Press Releases and Blog posts
  • Events events events!


The application process for 2016/2017 Creative Internships has just begun. For anybody who wants a foot in the door to arts administration, who is passionate about the arts in Wales, who love fundraising (or as in my case, have no idea about it, but feel strongly about sustaining and making the arts more accessible), I would thoroughly recommend the scheme. By providing the support of regular income whilst placing you in an environment to learn, question and network, the scheme certainly opens up innumerable opportunities to work and to develop in the arts. Super excited to meet the 4th gen. interns!

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