Internships are almost like relationships – getting one that will be worth it requires a lot of energy and effort, and you never really know what the journey is going to be like, where it will lead or how it may end.
From that perspective, my time at Cowshed could be seen like love at first sight – a really rewarding, unique experience and one that you’d hope would last forever if circumstances allowed.
First, forget about the copying machine or coffee making and think more along the lines of hands-on experience: social media, e-commerce, design, you name it. Add a heaped spoon of motivation that can only be created by a team of people who genuinely love their jobs and do them so well that it makes you wonder whether you’ll ever be this good, too. Finally, stir in some passion for beauty, serve it up in Soho and things can hardly go wrong!
Working as an Online Intern at Cowshed gave me the opportunity to be creative, inventive and push my own boundaries in an environment where exciting things happen right now, in real time. Most importantly though, I genuinely enjoyed myself and believe the experience helped me to get where I am now, which brings us back to where we started.
My relationship with Cowshed has come to an end, but ends happily with a job offer from Google. Unless I’m wrong, getting a job you really want is exactly what the internship business is about, isn’t it? I guess it works then. Good luck on your way, everyone.