Along with taking classes abroad, I have opted to participate in an internship for 3 credits. My internship is with a United Kingdom based movie theater company called Everyman Media Group. Everyman tries to provide a unique experience for their customers by being passionate about the quality of their theaters and the experience their customers have while seeing a movie. They emphasize quality, from their service of food and drink to seating and films, and they even make it a point for each of their cinemas to have a unique bar or foyer space.
Everyman’s theaters strive to fulfill Roman Polanski’s quote that “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre”. Everyman tries to “create a truly memorable experience that exceeds expectations and reaches the highest standards possible in comfort and entertainment.”
At Everyman, I am an intern in their finance and accounts department. As a finance intern, my main tasks are to organize and file petty cash, work with reconciliations, become familiar with matching and batching documenting, and gather back ups.
I live in Camden, and my internship is in Hampstead. They are very close, so my commute is only a short tube ride away. Hampstead is an extremely cute area of London, so I really enjoy walking down to the office in the morning and passing all of the cute bakeries and boutiques. I could honestly wonder around for hours because every alley is filled with little shops and restaurants.
I work two and a half days a week, and take classes the other two days. Working the hours of a real job can be kind of tiring, but I really do enjoy my internship and the people of Everyman as a whole. They all have been so welcoming, and extremely helpful whenever I am not sure of what I am doing. I am very glad I decided to intern while abroad.