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5 Benefits of Participating in our Internship Program

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The Haute People Internship Program for 2021 was officially launched last week and I just wanted to share a few gems on why you should apply and of course the benefits of being a part of it.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous video, one of the main reasons for the Internship Program is so I can give back to young Creative + Digital Marketing professionals who are looking to get into this Industry but might not have the means or knowledge of how to do so.

 

What is an Internship Program?

An internship is an official program that is offered by an employer to potential employees. The Haute People Internship Program 2021 is Unpaid, however, there is a stipend for food and transportation as it relates to events.

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Networking at “Dine” in 2020 with other Creative Professionals

What is the Difference Between a Paid and Unpaid Internship?

There are two main types of internships: ones that are paid and ones that are not. Most internships are unpaid. This is because the student is not there to earn money, but rather to earn valuable knowledge and experience. If an internship is unpaid, it is usually subject to stringent labor guidelines. Jamaica labor law, for example, mandates that unpaid interns cannot benefit the company economically or be used to displace the work done by paid employees. 

The majority of internships are work experience internships. This means that they are essentially on-the-job training in a field that the student or young worker is interested in. However, there are also research internships, which are more common in scientific fields. 

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Moda Runway 2017

5 Benefits of Participating in our Internship Program

  1. You get to Learn a Valuable Skill: The Creative Industry is vast and expansive and there are so many things you can learn! The possibilities are endless. Depending on what you are interested in, you will learn that skill from the inside out and we will be there to guide you with the help of other industry professionals who are successful in that particular area.
  2. Gain Valuable Work Experience: For those of you living in Jamaica,  you know how hard it is to get a job right out of College or University. Landing a job has to do with who you know and how they can help you. There is also that thing where jobs are asking for 3 years of experience!! If you are in school for 3-4 years when and how would you get that experience? By finding an Internship program of course! I learned a lot of my skills through Internships whether I applied or I saw a job I liked and wanted to learn more about and offered my services for FREE!!
  3. Explore a Career Path: There are times we see jobs that look interesting and we think it will be the right fit for us, then we realize it’s not. In my early 20s, I’ve always wanted to be the go-to person who worked backstage at Fashion Shows but when I got the opportunity, I realized it was not for me. There was fabric flying everywhere, models, designers, and make-up artists crammed in a hot room and my sinus + asthma could not keep up. By being a part of our Internship program, you get to explore a career path to see if it’s right for you.
  4. Give Yourself an Edge in the Job Market: The job market in 2020 is very competitive!! There are so many people who are equally as skilled and bright as you who will be applying for the same job. If you are applying for a Writer at a Fashion Magazine or Newspaper for example and they saw you interned at a Fashion/Lifestyle Blog, they would have realized that not only are you skilled and bright but you have experience. In these times, being bright is not enough, you need something to truly make you stand out.
  5. Network with Professionals in the Field: Again I say “It’s all about who you know”.  I must admit that some of the most amazing opportunities I’ve had were through people I met while putting myself out there networking. These people do exist, but you only find them in the right situations at specific events. Through our Internship Program, you will meet people who are at the top of their game, who can help in advancing your career.

I am truly excited that I was able to launch this program as it has been something I’ve always wanted to do as I’ve learned a lot of skills that can help you grow. Please click the link below to read the article on how to apply and also the application deadline.

Introducing the Haute People Internship Program 2021

Good luck!

#5 Benefits of Participating in our Internship Program

#5 Benefits of Participating in our Internship Program

#5 Benefits of Participating in our Internship Program

#5 Benefits of Participating in our Internship Program

#5 Benefits of Participating in our Internship Program

Haute People was launched in September 2011 as a Fashion Blog and has grown into a Lifestyle Blog. The Term “Haute” can be defined as “Fashionably Elegant” or of High Quality. This blog looks at topics from Beauty, Fashion, Entertainment, Hair Trends, Pop Culture as well as exciting new features every month. A favorite among our readers is “Behind The Seams” where influential people from the Creative Industries are featured. . Haute People are Smart, Bold, Creative and Individualistic. If you have an innate passion for Lifestyle, Fashion and all things current, you are HAUTE.

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