The structure of the entire internship is fantastic, I've never been through anything so well done. From intern classes to lunches with executives to game nights, there was a true caring for the intern experience from the HR team that designed the program.
Possibly as someone who had already a good deal of experience in the television industry, I found almost all of my tasks quite easy, and was able to complete them quickly. I had tried to branch out into more challenging work, but I found that many of the supervisors had a hard time entrusting me with it, despite the ease I had been able to accomplish my previous tasks.
Advice to Potential Interns
Going into the internship it is actively encouraged to meet with as many people as you can (within reason, of course). This is of great benefit to you, as many employees are happy to sit down and let you pick their brains for an hour or so over lunch, and is a great learning experience. If you feel like you will have a hard time meeting with people one-on-one, maybe you should reconsider the internship, because of it's high social interaction likelihood on any given day. Or, use it as an opportunity to bolster that area of yourself!
Advice to Management
As a foreign person I would love to see more of an effort made to hire interns that come from other countries. As happy as I was to intern at Nick, I wish there was more of a push to hire me, visa hurdles aside.
Sample Interview Questions
- Why Nickelodeon?
- Many questions based on resume
- Where do you see yourself in the future?