How is it like to be an intern in VARD?

Internships are a valuable opportunity for students to gain professional and vocational experience, to connect their area of study with real-life challenges, and to build a professional network. Meet Julia, one of the current interns in VARD who is studying a Bachelor`s degree programme in Marketing, Innovation and Management at NTNU in Ålesund, Norway.

19. January 2024

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First, what made you choose VARD for your internship?

- VARD is a company at the forefront of designing and building ships for clients worldwide. It doesn`t get much cooler than that, Julia says. Despite limited experience in the maritime sector, her ambition to challenge herself led her to VARD. – I have had VARD on my radar for a while and I really like the company's constant development, forward-thinking approach, and ambitious future plans.

What do you do as an intern in VARD?

I am mainly assigned to the HR department but will also work closely with the Corporate Communication & Branding department, says Julia who has already joined various ongoing projects, such as social media activities and recruitment campaigns.

So, how is it going so far?

- I have received a very warm welcome and I already feel like a part of the team. I really appreciate that my tasks are thoughtfully tailored to my preferences and skills. I feel that my tasks not only gives added value to VARD but is also aligned with my educational background.

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Would you recommend VARD to others considering an internship?

Without hesitation, Julia says yes. - I would recommend VARD as an exciting workplace with a fast-paced environment and diverse tasks. The supportive and encouraging atmosphere, together with the valuable experience gained during the internship, makes VARD a great place for those wanting to learn more about the maritime industry, she says.