Initial Reflections on my Internship with More Music (sponsored by Santander)
‘I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to complete an internship with the fantastic organisation More Music, thanks to Lancaster University’s Careers partnership with Santander as part of the Faculty Internship Scheme.
Since beginning my MA in Arts Management, in September 2020, I have consistently been drawn to the incredible work More Music do for our local community. When I saw the internship advertised on Lancaster University Career’s Instagram, I knew I had to apply! As the majority of my course so far has been focused on developing theoretical management knowledge (from the comfort of my home thanks to Covid-19), I am really looking forward to gaining practical experience from an influential local organisation.
As I look ahead to next week, when I will officially begin my internship, I am filled with excitement and gratitude. In the past I have felt nervous before starting a new job; however, the warm welcome I have received from the More Music team since securing this internship has taken away any nerves. I feel very grateful that I will be a part of such a positive and supporting team during this internship, and I hope we can soon meet in person rather than online.
Although the months ahead remain uncertain, due to the ever changing Covid-19 measures, I am excited to be working with More Music to spread positivity in our community and ensure that people can access music-based events and activities, whether they are online or in person.
I will initially begin my internship by focusing on recruitment for More Music’s music lessons, by gathering stories from music leaders, and I will also be conducting research into how arts organisations manage networks of ‘friends’ or regular donators. As the internship progresses, I hope to learn more about how More Music develop long-term meaningful relationships with the community, and how the community shape the work that they do.’