Well, after looking for a couple of months, I found out about this agency that was in charge of the development of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, so I decided to apply immediately. Once they received my application, they sent an e-mail to our internships’ coordinator, telling her that they were interested in interviewing a few of us. A week later, I met them personally. Two days after that encounter, they called and told me that they were taking me in. I was so happy about it because working there was my first option from my applications’ list.
Are you applying the contents learnt during the master’s degree?
As an intern, my main job is to assist in any tasks and projects involving the Prize. For example, I have been working with some social networks, creating content and posting images and relevant information. I have also helped them doing some past year’s analytics and presenting them to the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. Besides, sometimes I do translations for official documents and publications. Currently we are working on the organisation of a big conference: Architecture and the Media. This event is a debate forum to analyse the importance and role of media in architecture diffusion.
First of all, I would advise that anybody looking for an internship should make their own preferences list, putting in order of importance which places they would like to work in. Then, they should discard those which are impossible to contact or those that have already taken someone else. Finally, and most importantly, they should e-mail these institutions, presenting themselves and specifying what they want: an internship; CV and motivation letter are a must.