4th edition of SBI Media Workshop internship beckons

By Ralph Tathagata

The 4th edition of SBI Media Workshop (SMW4) internship has commenced with application open for participants. The application window is open from November 20, 2023 to December 8, 2023.

According to the organisers, interview schedules will commence promptly, and the announcement of selected interns will be made on or before December 24, 2023 while shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SMW4 will be an internship programme planned to run throughout the year 2024 and it aims to nurture young talents in the fields of media buying, planning, out-of-home advertising and public relations.

Participants will benefit from in-depth learning opportunities across different departments, fostering both professional and personal development. Interested applicants who are willing to learn and pursue a career in media and other marketing communications will have the opportunity to explore learnings and build a profession for themselves.

Speaking about the programme, founder and CEO of SBI Media Group, Rotimi Bankole stated that the initiative is geared towards empowering the youths while stressing that the group has put together the platform to enable aspiring youths to connect with experienced minds in order to learn.

In his words: “We are excited to launch this internship program as part of our commitment to nurturing young talents in preparation for their future. At SBI Media, we believe in providing a platform for hands-on learning, and we look forward to welcoming the next generation of media professionals into our dynamic team.”

Continuing, he revealed that “exceptional interns may even be offered full-time positions upon successful completion of the program.”

Also, Oluwabusayo Folarin, the group’s Human Resources Manager, said: “internships are a vital stepping stone on the path to success, and we are delighted to offer this opportunity to fresh graduates. Our internship program will provide the tools and resources necessary to gain valuable experience and develop essential skills. We believe in nurturing and empowering young talents, and we are excited to see what our interns will achieve.”

It was further revealed that SMW4 Internship Edition is tailored to offer dynamic learning experience, enabling participants to gain insights into various facets of the media landscape.

“Participants will have the opportunity to choose from specialized aspects such as media buying, planning, public relations, and out-of-home advertising, tailoring their internship experience to align with career aspirations.

“Participants will have the opportunity to engage in real-life briefs that provide practical experience and contribute to the actual operations of media. This practical approach is designed to bridge the gap between academic learning and professional practice.

“Each intern will be assigned a dedicated mentor, offering guidance, feedback, and support throughout the program. SBI Media’s seasoned professionals are committed to fostering a collaborative learning environment.

“Interns will have the chance to connect with industry professionals, attend workshops, and participate in networking events, providing valuable exposure and building relationships within the media industry.”


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