Marketing Eye has always accepted internships ever since we were first approached by an overseas University. The reason being that many Universities around the world require internships abroad and they struggle to find one's that they are able to get into, as it isn't always common place in Australia.

Our interns have been amazing. They work on client accounts predominantly depending on capabilities on market research, databases, strategies, inside sales platforms, content development, social media and idea generation.
Why we accept marketing internships at Marketing Eye

Clients are of course, not charged for this, however, they understand that the intern is not expected to be at the level of a Marketing Executive, even though some are. Our staff charge briefing and training of interns to administration which is a company expense, and it allows for them to hone their skills in mentoring up and coming marketers.

Mikkel Frolund Lindekilde from Denmark has been in an internship at Marketing Eye since January, and in that time he has done all of the above. He is incredibly competent and is the first person to put up his hand when something needs to be done.

"It is a real good way to see how to do marketing in real life, not just the theories of how you should do marketing," says Mikkel. "The best thing that I have gotten out of the internship is how to use theories in real life and not just in the classroom, so it all makes sense."

Coralie DEAT from Bordeaux in France has been doing an internship for three months. In that time, she has become competent in social media, competitors analysis, developing media lists and has experience a client marketing workshop.

"The workshop was very interesting and it was something I wanted to do within my internship. It helps understand the job of the people in an agency like Marketing Eye and you learn about the client. I get to apply the skills I have learned from my school in real life."

Lola Devos from Belgium has been with Marketing Eye in Melbourne for one month and in that time she has completed many marketing assignments.

"I participated in a workshop for a FMCG company in which the company asked for an updated website and a whole new social media look and feel online. I was able to prepare for the workshop by doing research upfront, and then see the discussion live. Afterwards, I was able to participate in working on the marketing strategy and the steps that need to be taken to achieve the clients goals."

Pascaline Roquemaurl from Lyon in France started in January and since that time you have worked on speaking more English in the workplace which is helpful to improve her English. She also has worked on database development, competitor analysis, writing of blogs, media lists, articles on the impact of social on business, social media content calendars and a number of other marketing activities.

"My favourite is writing blog because it was adjusting to working on a different subject and in English."

Julia Weber from France has been doing an internship for a few months. She has worked on social media content calendars, monthly reporting of marketing activities, media lists, SWOT analysis, competitor analysis and a number of other areas of marketing.

"Social media content calendars are my favourite because it is interesting to choose pictures and content that is relevant to client and audience."

Mathis VULIN from France came to Marketing Eye to improve his English and work in marketing.

"My favourite tasks is competitor research because it is important to know more about the company through their competitors. I like developing media lists and make website recommendations. All real life marketing experiences!"
Mellissah Smith is a serial entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years' experience in marketing.
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Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert, author, writer, public speaker and technology innovator. Having worked with more than 300 companies across technology, medical device, professional services, manufacturing, logistics, finance and health industries, Mellissah has a well-established reputation as an experienced marketing professional with more than 20 years experience. As the founder and managing director of Marketing Eye, she has taken the company from startup to a multi-million dollar enterprise with offices in Australia and the US. Mellissah is also the Editor in Chief of Marketing Eye Magazine, a quarterly magazine that cover marketing, entrepreneurship, travel, health and wellbeing. #mellissah #marketingeye

3 comments

  • Peldon Tenzin
    Peldon Tenzin
    13/04/17

    It would be great if Australian universities required international internships as part of their degrees. Especially in Canberra, internship opportunities are limited but universities here market themselves as world leaders. They should practice what they preach.

  • Sarah
    04/04/17

    I do believe that doing internship will be a great help for uni students to find what they prefer to do before coming out to the adult world. Learning skills and gaining experience is what makes internships fun and worth while.

  • Marion DANIEL
    03/04/17

    Finding an Internship is a very hard task, especially in Marketing.
    Companies want their candidates to have at least one year experience for any Marketing position.
    That's really good to see companies like Marketing eye which offers opportunities.

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