It’s very easy to be cynical about internships.
However, It can be said that you always learn something even from the worst work experience. Remembering multiple coffee orders is a great way of improving your memory, and carrying them back to the office is a fantastic way to isolate those pesky triceps and core muscles.
Unfortunately for my gym routine, I haven’t had much of a chance to carry coffee orders around at 6AM.
They’ve done a better job of working my brain mentally as I’ve written pitches and articles for well-known Australian media outlets such as Bounty, Female and Ella’s List – real world experience that is absolutely worth its weight in gold.
Even better, they’ve been on a diverse range of topics too. I now know the power of using Mula Bandha for instilling grace and fluidity when you’re on a yoga mat bending yourself into a crow pose. I could even tell you about how the naturally occurring Co-Enzyme CoQ10 is an important part of reducing statins in your blood stream and improving your cholesterol levels.
Before I reel off more information, my point is that my time as an intern at The 6am agency has been a journey of steep learning curves, new experiences and plenty of laughs.
I’d be lying if I said that I had the faintest clue of what the difference between Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga was before I started this internship – but I’m glad I had the opportunity to broaden my knowledge.
I’ve always prided myself on being able to succinctly string words together in a sentence, but actually being given the chance to do this with real-world deadlines (as well as the pressures that come from a paying client) has improved my writing skills ten-fold. In no small part, I don’t think I would have learnt as much without the nurturing care of the whole team at 6am.
It’s clear to see that everyone, from the founder to the Account Managers and Executives, are very invested in helping the interns to grow and learn.
I nervously knocked on the 6am office doors on a balmy Wednesday morning in February with my own expectations of how this internship would play out. And It makes me very happy to say that it’s left me with a smile on my face from when I buzz myself in at 8:31am to when i leave to catch the train home at 5:32pm.
I’m very grateful for the opportunity to learn at 6am and look forward to which Yoga pose I’ll learn about next.