Languages undergraduate at Kings College London, Jade Goldsmith, completed Start Me Up’s Fashion Internship in Bali.
Who has been your mentor?
My mentor was Zoe, she’s been great at checking in with me and making sure everything is going well.
Who is the founder of your startup and where are they based?
The founder I’m working for is Australian but based in London, which was nice because I got to meet her before I came out to Bali.
What was your day-to-day experience of Bali?
I normally like to have a good brunch to start the day!
In terms of work, it really varies, some days I did content creation and social media, and others I carried out some research, looking into competitors, extra.
Other than work, I tried to see as much of Bali as I could.
What was your role with the startup?
I did a lot of content creation that could be used for the website, such as photography and video. I also created newsletters to send out. Market research and analyzing competitors to see what they were doing differently was also part of my role.
Why did you decide to do a Start Me Up Internship?
I’ve done a lot of work experience in London before, and none of it had been particularly fulfilling. So, I came out here to try something different and it’s definitely given me more of an idea of what I want to do when I go home.
What were your ideas of remote work and has it lived up to expectations?
It was what I expected, but it wasn’t without its challenges. Time difference is one of the things I didn’t expect to be as much of an issue, but I really like the overall concept of remote working.
Was the internship what you expected?
Yes, it was very relaxed but I was also really productive.
Any advice for future interns?
Make the most of the time you have in Bali on a daily basis. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in work, but you can get so much done when you put your mind to it.
What was your favorite thing about Bali?
Definitely the weather.