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Across European communication – My internship in the 3IN Alliance

Hands together.
My internship working with the 3IN Alliance has been eventful. I attended international workshops and meetings, conducted interviews and managed social media – entirely remotely.

I worked at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences as an international communications assistant for four months. During my internship, I had the chance to both plan and execute communication activities for the 3IN Alliance. That was sometimes challenging, but it made me improve.

Making content in an international context taught me about the similarities and differences between different countries. For example, social media platforms are used slightly differently in each country. Some platforms are more relevant in some countries than others, or they are used for a slightly different purpose, which is something to notice when preparing a plan for international communications.

Working from home seemed pretty natural in this environment, as people are geographically far away from each other also in the more normal times. I got to practice my English skills and work with new amazing colleagues, who received me so well. Even though we never met face to face, I feel like I know them.

Through the interviews, I learned about the alliance and got to know my new colleagues better. It was fascinating to learn more about the work 3IN Alliance does in education, research and development. Collaboration based on values – such as in 3IN – is much-needed in the future.

About the Author

Kreeta Koskijoki did her internship as an international communications assistant at the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences. She studies communications and political science at the University of Helsinki.

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