Introducing Amy Baker, Sutton Crofts Summer Intern

We are thrilled to introduce Amy Baker, Sutton crofts summer Intern and Programme Officer. We asked Amy a few questions about her experience and aspirations.

  • What made you apply for the internship?

I applied to gain experience in a similar environment to what I hope to be working in after I complete my degree. I saw that this internship would be working with the government’s Kickstart Scheme which helps people in my age group develop their skills and combat unemployment, so I was keen to get involved.

  • How did you hear about Sutton croft and our intern opportunities?

I heard about this opportunity through University of Sussex’s Career Lab Summer Internship scheme.

  • What are you hoping to gain from your internship?

From this internship I hope to develop my general workplace skills, as well as to learn what it is like to work a full-time office job in an area that I may work in after I finish my degree. I also want to build up more experience working remotely as this seems to be something that may be more popular in the future.

  • What would you say to other people about this opportunity?

This internship has been a fantastic way to develop my workplace skills. I’d say the best thing is that it’s remote, without this I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to complete a relevant internship for my future as I don’t live near any major cities when I’m not at university. Everyone has been really welcoming and has offered help and advice when I’ve needed it. It has been interesting to learn how a business like this works, the process, and the day-to-day activities.

  • Any hobbies?

During lockdown I started painting, mainly palette knife painting. I’m not the best but I’m trying! I’ve also been involved in martial arts since I was little, competing in judo and gaining my black belt. More recently at university I’ve been doing a mixture of kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and general self-defence activities. I also like swimming when I get the chance.

  • What are your career aspirations?

Still undecided..! At the moment I’m just following what I’m interested in, but a job where I feel like I’m making a valuable difference to people’s lives is the goal.

  • Favourite quote

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead

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