From internship to a full-time job

Posted by Phoebe Wade

At the end of my second year at the University of Nottingham, I spent the summer on a writing and PR internship with Bulletin. My knowledge of the financial sector was minimal – I was an English student specialising in Creative Writing – but I was interested in a writing career. This post is about my journey from internship to a full-time job.

I joined the team for eight weeks and learnt about different aspects of the job. As a result, I monitored media coverage, I sent press releases and I helped prepare pitches. In addition, I wrote content for client websites.

I created a Guide to Investing as my largest project. I aimed it at twenty-somethings like myself. They, like me, were mostly unfamiliar with personal finance. As a result, I researched and read a lot. In addition, I learnt how to write in a style different to that of the essays I was used to.


In my final week I joined Chris on an overnight trip to Amsterdam for a writing course with partner firm Bellier Communications. I enjoyed the training and likewise, the opportunity to talk to other PR professionals. I also got to know a beautiful city I hadn’t visited before. It was a brilliant experience to round off the internship.

I stayed in touch with Bulletin. Halfway through my final year of university I was offered a graduate position with them. It has been a strange year in which to graduate and start a new job, but it’s a brilliant team to be a part of and I feel extremely privileged. I would advise students to apply for internships. Even if you don’t know too much about the sector at first – it could help you on the path from internship to full-time job.

Are you interested in a career in writing about money and financial services? Why not take a look at our case studies to see the sort of work we do. Please get in touch if you are interested in knowing more.

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