Hi! Evien here.
I have been doing an internship at Dapeppa for the past 13 weeks. As a packaging design student at HAS University of Applied Sciences, I worked at Dapeppa on improving the Dapeppost concept, the tastiest baking mix through the mailbox. In addition, I have been able to participate in various side projects. In this article I will tell you more about my experience.
The first thing I noticed in the job interview at Dapeppa was the energy that is there to continuously innovate with cheerful products. This is the best way to get me excited about a company. I also liked the fact that people really look at where your qualities lie and how they can come into their own at Dapeppa. They also take into account what you would like to learn.
Okay, and then start.
In my case I started in the December period, in which you are immediately immersed in Sinterklaas and Christmas products. As far as I'm concerned, a very nice period to start because you quickly get to know all the products and can immediately brainstorm about the plans for the coming year. As an intern you will be responsible for preparing, packing and sending the webshop packages. Every time you are wrapping a present for someone and thereby creating an experience for the customer.
Because Dapeppa consists of a small team, we always have lunch together and you get to know each other well in a short time. You can think along with everything. For example, I really enjoyed being able to convert the ideas we came up with in December into more concrete plans and detailed concepts. For my internship assignment, the Dapeppost project, the goal was to make the entire concept more in line with what Dapeppa stands for, namely the ultimate surprise, fun and getting to work yourself. I achieved this by first conducting preliminary research, including interviews with the target group and market research. Then I brainstormed with the team and many sketches were made. Ultimately, those ideas were further developed into one final concept and I briefed design agency Brum to take over the design elaboration of the concept.
In addition to my own project, I was given the opportunity to work on several other projects. For example, I organized the photo shoot for the cookie house project and I played a major role in product development. I was also able to take on many design assignments from day 1, which I really enjoyed.
So in short, are you looking for an internship where you are taken seriously, you can think along with everything and learn to work in a dynamic small team? Then this is for you!