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SkillCraft launches third annual summer social-media internship

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This year’s SkillCraft summer interns, host businesses and the SkillCraft team (Photograph supplied)

An organisation facilitating internships for young people with an interest in social media has begun its third annual summer programme.

SkillCraft Bermuda has enlisted 15 students to help businesses promote their goods and services.

Margot Shane, programme director, said: “It is an incredible privilege for us to run the programme for a third year this summer.

“Last Thursday, we hosted our launch event where many of our host businesses and youth interns got to meet and mingle in person.

“The programme will see the 15 young people experience working in a place of business and managing real responsibilities like creating social-media content, completing various projects and sharing their opinions and ideas with their team.

“The interns will also spend three days with the SkillCraft team learning the fundamentals of marketing and social media as well as key skills for the workplace.

“The tried-and-tested curriculum and coaching support will ensure the interns are empowered to become knowledgeable mini social-media marketers over the next six weeks.

“Interns will also be required to deliver at least three months worth of social-media posts ensuring that businesses are equipped with a potential source of plug-and-play content.

“We are very pleased to have received the support of Centennial Bermuda Foundation’s Economic Participation Committee through their grant of $100,000 for the funding of our SkillCraft Youth Internship Programme and for the partnership, shared resources and knowledge of the Bermuda Clarity Institute, Digicel Bermuda, Wakefield Quin, iRepair, The Berkeley Institute, CedarBridge Academy, Mirrors and Curb.”

This year’s SkillCraft summer interns at The Cloud networking during the launch event of this year’s programme (Photograph supplied)

SkillCraft also announced the return of Aziza Furbert as marketing expert and teacher, and Veronica DeGraff as assistant coach.

The team also welcomed Matthew Johnston, who will assist Ms Shane and the SkillCraft team with coaching and facilitating the programme.

Interns will acquire knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of marketing and social media at the Bermuda Clarity Institute Learning Lab every week.

The internship runs from July 1 to August 9 and updates on the interns’ progress will be posted on @skillcraftbermuda social media via Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

Interns and host organisations

Interns: Acacia Tucker, Azure Burgess, Desy Crockwell, Henok Simons, Jazarah Coddrington Edmead, Keira Haak, Mya Smith, Nilayah Butterfield, Sarai Packwood, Shenice Maylor, Shia Bean, Sydney Santos, Vanessa Daley, Zadok Simons and Zayne Kirkpatrick

Host organisations: The Association of Bermuda International Companies, The Adult Education School, The Bermuda Cricket Board, The Bermuda Health Council, Bermuda National Trust, The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Cassine, The Employee Assistance Programme, Expressions, Keep Bermuda Beautiful, Pads Pass, Scholars Learning Centre, Sweat Suites Studio, Tomorrow’s Voices and Westmeath

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Published July 07, 2024 at 8:00 am (Updated July 06, 2024 at 7:51 am)

SkillCraft launches third annual summer social-media internship

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