My name is Nell and I’m an 18-year-old dabbling creative from rural Norfolk. Currently, I’m on a gap year before I accept my deferred place at Sussex University to study Theatre and Performance in September 2021. Like many young people who chose to have a gap year right now, it’s not exactly turned out how I expected. I could dwell on the negatives of this
situation but instead I’m going to discuss my digital internship with Momentum World.

As I mentioned before at my core, I’m a creative, which has always been the main focus of my time and energy. As I’ve grown my responsibility and independence within organisations has obviously increased, until this year I was still always a participant, not an administrator.

But now, along with other more demanding roles, I’m the Social Media and Web Intern for Momentum World! This includes managing their online presence and attracting new
recognition.

I’m so grateful to be able to represent something with a message that I’m proud of, which encourages international opportunities for young people. Also, since studying immigrant experience literature I’ve wanted to widen my perspective and explore the intercultural concepts that Momentum World promotes. I’m looking forward to having an experience
to learn, grow as an individual, and help a worthwhile non-profit organisation. Over the next few months, I intend to establish new connections for the organisation, attract new participants for the future, and develop my professionalism alongside experts.

I won’t lie despite my enthusiasm I do lack confidence more than ever before. Although as a creative in this day and age I’m well versed in the art of self-promotion, I worry that I’m not
supposed to be doing this. However, instead of reciting my insecurities of imposter syndrome, I’m going to leave you with some advice that helped me with this concern.

Recently a friend’s parent said to me: ‘No one knows what they’re doing, even if they don’t admit it. Everyone is just as insecure and worried as us. All you have to do is remember to keep going, ask those ‘silly’ questions, smile, and be honest. Then you’ll realise you deserve
to be where you are.’

By Nell