A BIG welcome to the lovely Brontë who is completing a 10 week University placement with us in the Maternity Worldwide office. Brontë currently studies International Development in Brighton and will return to University in September to complete her final year. During her time with us Brontë will be supporting us with our Social Media and Marketing – we are very excited to have her on board!
Here’s what Brontë had to say about becoming part of the Maternity Worldwide team and what she is looking forward to achieving while she is with us;
“My name is Brontë Evans and I am a third year student studying International Development at the University of Sussex. I am very interested to see and learn what goes on behind the scenes within a charity as I aspire to work in the charity sector once I have completed my study. Knowing that Maternity Worldwide were based locally in Brighton, I was curious to find out more about their work. After reading about their visions and work overseas from their website and Facebook page, I knew I wanted to be a part of their team and to contribute in any way I could. While I have had some previous experience volunteering with other charities, I was eager to take on a more specialised role so I jumped at the chance to join the Maternity Worldwide team as their Marketing and PR Intern!
I have loved my first few days here and am looking forward to getting stuck in, working with the team and supporting them with a variety of tasks. I have already created a Maternity Worldwide Fundraising Quiz and have done some research to find up to date maternal health statistics using current WHO reports.
Some of the tasks that I have been set to complete during my time in the office will be challenging however, I am very excited to see a project through from start to finish and further my existing skills and knowledge. Knowing that the work I do in my time here will also be contributing to a third year module excites me as it will make this experience even more valuable and make my overall degree much more practical.
I am hoping by the end of my placement with Maternity Worldwide that I will significantly increase my practical experience, have a greater insight into the day to day running of a charity and have furthered my research and marketing skills. I am also hoping to come away with a portfolio of the tasks I have completed independently and as part of the team. All of which will help me in the future by setting me apart from other future job applicants.”
If you are interested spending your University placement with Maternity Worldwide please contact [email protected]. Please note, unfortunately, we are not able to offer placements for less than a month in duration.