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Want to learn in an internship with the top PR and marketing firm in China and Asia? DT Communications is open to accepting energetic, ambitious and out-of-the-box thinkers eager to learn every aspect of branding and marketing skills.

What else are we looking for?

Multitasking ability, creative thinking, an entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to take challenges. A diverse background or strong mentality is also important. We also accept student from around the world with Different perspectives help us see things in a different light. But you also have to have the vision to understand that customer’s needs come first.

What might you learn and do?

  • Project development and management
  • Marketing strategies creation
  • Media relations management
  • New businesses and partnerships development
  • Digital and social marketing research, analysis and development
  • Marketing intelligence Research

What basic requirements are needed?

  • University graduates/ students preferably majoring in business, marketing, communications, M.I.S., computer science, business of design, and linguistics
  • Dynamic personality and keen sense of learning
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to explore new opportunities in Asia
  • No qualms about long hours, overtime or flexible schedule if required
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong language, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Innovative thinking of novel marketing ideas
  • Assertive and open-minded to business discussions
  • Positive attitude to different cultures and backgrounds

Interested? Please contact us at [email protected]

Internship Candidates

1. M. Petrov

Position: PR Associate Intern

Degree: MSc European Politics (London School of Economics and Political Science), BA Sociology (University of Warwick)

Why do you wish to pursue an Internship during this period? What are your career aspirations and why?

An internship is a great way to get a feel of the industry and learn how it works. My background is in Political Science and although I already hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, I decided to do an internship in PR to gain experience prepare for what I want to do eventually, namely Public affairs/Political Communications.

Describe your work duties and involvement during the tenure of your Internship at DT.

  • – Social Media content writing
  • – Liaising with media and journalists
  • – Lining up interviews between media and client
  • – Market and Media research
  • – Database research
  • – Press-materials write up
  • – Proposal write-up
  • – Event support

Write about what you learn during this Internship that you really enjoy.

I get a deep insight to the industry and how it operates, particularly in Asian markets. I am glad that I get the chance to learn the basics of social media and PR, which I will be able to apply in my future career development.

Is there anything in particular you especially like about your work experience at DT?

What I enjoyed most is the writing part, i.e. drafting press releases, media teasers, etc. It is very rewarding to see your work published on different online media outlets as part of the promotion of an event/product/brand.

Was there anything in particular that you did not like about your work experience at DT?

Coming from abroad and not being acquainted with the local working culture it might take a while to get used to the differences, but it is all part of the learning experience!

How could your own job be improved upon?

As a PR newbie it can be a bit challenging or even intimidating to proactively contact the media and sell your story to them. But I believe it is all a matter of practice and will improve with time and dedication.

What is your next possible step in your career after leaving DT?

I would like to continue my career in the PR and Communications industry, however on the more corporate and/or political side. I am certain that the experience gained at DT will be a great asset in doing so.

2. E. Muller

Position: PR Associate Intern

University: Lancaster University

Why do you wish to pursue an Internship during this period? What are your career aspirations and why?

After studying two years for my bachelor degree, I wanted to gain some real experience and put in practice the theories I learned during my classes. This placement was also a good opportunity to visualise and plan my future career. I would like to integrate an international working place where I could acquire further in depth regarding the difference in cultures to adapt marketing strategies.

Describe your work duties and involvement during the tenure of your Internship at DT.

I have been responsible for contacting bloggers, media and prospect clients, participating in campaigns and events management, research, drafting press releases and proposals. DT permitted me to engage in a lot of different projects, which I am very grateful for the rich experience I gained.

Write about what you have learnt during this Internship that you really enjoyed.

I actually enjoyed bloggers and media pitching, which allowed me to build relationships with them and it developed certain skills that I will likely use in the future. Moreover, it was fascinating to discover the local culture and how different it can be from western.

Was there anything in particular you especially liked about your work experience at DT?

I had the opportunity to be involved in an array of projects from lifestyle to corporate. It was a vibrant experience, giving me the chance to learn every possible aspect in an intergrated agency. This amazing training was also accompanied by seminars, which contributed in broadening my knowledge.

Was there anything in particular that you did not like about your work experience at DT?

Not speaking Chinese was a real disadvantage, as I missed out a lot on the insights and discussions that occurred in the meeting, during events or media gatherings. It is also stressful, as it is essential to report results for the clients.

How could your own job have been improved upon?

After a few weeks, I realized how different it is to write a university coursework and media content. This is still an on-going process that I would very much like to polish with practice and time.

What is your next possible step in your career after leaving DT?

For the last year of my degree, I will do an exchange programme in Spain for the first six months and then return to UK for my last semester and graduate. Afterwards, I would like to integrate a special programme where I could work and continue my studies for my master in International Marketing, back in France.

3. J.X. Kovacs

Position: Social Media Intern

University:HEC

Why do you wish to pursue an Internship during this summer? What are your career aspirations and why?

Motivation: explore PR industry and digital communications.

Career aspirations: management consulting.

Describe your work duties and involvement during the tenure of your Internship at DT.

  • – Social media strategy
  • – Data collection
  • – Market research
  • – Translation
  • – Liaison with KOLs
  • – Social media package designing
  • – Newsletters/press releases/eDM write-up

Write about what you have learnt during this Internship that you really enjoyed.

Social media rocks!

Was there anything in particular you especially liked about your work experience at DT?

Team was motivated and creative.

Was there anything in particular that you did not like about your work experience at DT?

Instructions received, hopefully with more guidelines.

Describe a representative day in your working life at DT.

10am, arriving at office; 10-12pm, working on task one (usually the one that I know that I would be doing the previous day before I leave, often digital media research or strategic proposals); 12-2pm, working on task two (usually tasks assigned during the day, such as new social media posts); 2-3, lunch, always before the screen; 3-7:30pm, working on task three (usually some tasks in a big project).

How could your own job have been improved upon?

Research less, communicate more. Learn from people.

What is your next possible step in your career after leaving DT?

Gain more experience in marketing, get more understanding of the social media world, and develop my own network.

DT’s Comments:J.X. Kovacs is currently a social media editor at a premier newspaper in Asia. She is planning to stay in Hong Kong for a few years until she moves back to her hometown in France.

4. S. Rodriguez

University: Nanyang Technological University

Why do you wish to pursue an Internship? What are your career aspirations and why?

As for my career aspirations, I’m still rather unsure. I’ve always wanted to pursue music journalism, but in Asia, and especially in Singapore, that field of work more or less does not exist. But after working at DT for six months, working in an agency full-time has definitely become an option for me. I enjoyed how the work was creative and varied from day-to-day, client-to-client. There’s also a lot more to communications than I initially realized, such as working with social media and new digital media, which I would never have discovered if I hadn’t worked at an agency.

Describe your work duties, involvement during the tenure of your Internship at DT.

During the beginning portion of my internship, my work mainly consisted of research and contacting clients. But as more time passed, the work became more varied and I started undertaking tasks like drafting proposals, brainstorming for ideas such as digital strategies, social media management and website management. KOL relations was also a significant part of the job, as well as supporting my teammates with editorial and design work, ideas and translation for proposals and press releases.

Write about what you have learnt during this Internship that you really enjoyed.

I appreciated how I was given the opportunity to try bits of everything, without getting thrown into the deep end, with my colleagues and supervisors constantly providing support and guidance. Besides the intangible traits like proper work ethic, teamwork, respect and independence, I also learned some very useful and practical skills like SEO, website design, design software skills and public relations writing. My mandarin also improved tremendously with the constant practice.

Was there anything in particular you especially liked about your work experience at DT?

I loved everyone at DT. They were always super nice and supportive and super fun to hang out with. There wasn’t any bad blood and everyone was always welcoming to the two Singaporean girls who couldn’t speak any Cantonese. My favourite part was definitely the people.

Was there anything in particular that you did not like about your work experience at DT?

The work hours were very taxing, and there’s constantly work to be done. And I think that because I didn’t speak Cantonese, I also missed out a lot on the insights and discussions that occurred in the meeting, but I could not understand.

Describe a representative day in your working life at DT.

Constantly checking my email; brainstorming strategies for social media and PR; working on a proposal; giving updates to my supervisor; call in lunch at about 3pm; continue working and leave at about 10pm.

How could your own job have been improved upon?

I definitely think that if I spoke Cantonese, that my learning curve would have been even steeper, as I could have better picked the brains of my supervisors who are long-time Digital-pros. I was also rather slow with dealing with work that was not in English, or working with technical tools like Dreamweaver or Photoshop.

What is your next possible step in your career after leaving DT?

It’s back to school for another year, but beyond that I still have to figure out.

Additional Comments:

I really miss everyone!

DT’s Comments:S. Rodriguez is back to school in Singapore and she is hugely missed by DT’s teammates.

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