My name is Máire Power and I have a PhD in physics. I spent two months as a Marketing Intern for the science company, Nu Nano Ltd, based within the science incubator, Unit DX. NuNano manufacture nanoscale probes for the sensitive measurement technique, atomic force microscopy. I was tasked with designing and creating content such as articles, videos, and social media posts to increase the awareness of their brand.

The internship was a very positive experience for me. Before the internship, I had never considered marketing as a potential career but I learned that it involves a considerable amount of writing, which I always enjoyed during my PhD. It also gave me the opportunity to tap into my creative side, after years of focusing mostly on my technical abilities during my undergraduate degree and PhD. I am now a full-time employee at NuNano, working as a Marketing Coordinator and am really enjoying the start-up environment.

Nu Nano Ltd. said, “as a start-up, being able to employ an intern through the University to help with our day-to-day activities was a great opportunity, which may not have been possible for us without the internship scheme. Máire proved to be such an invaluable member of our team that she is now a full-time employee.”

Máire’s internship was part-funded by the University of Bristol Internship Scheme. Find out about funding available to support internships in your organisation on our Skills on Offer page.