A day as an Intern at IKEA

This is the final week of my two month internship. It’s been a really fascinating journey and a pleasure to meet and work with so many wonderful people, including hosting visitors and media from all over the world. There’s never a dull moment. I know I’m not the only one who’s having a blast. My coursemates have also ventured into US, Bangladesh, Spain and cities from all over the world for their internships. From our school’s internship blog, you can see what my friends have been up to, and their interesting experiences at work. I know we would have lots to catch up when we get back together for the final seminar in school.

Flatpacks, Fashion and infinite Novelty. Who would have thought a furniture company could be so upbeat, dynamic and inspiring. Oh yes, we party too! Find out about my day as an intern in IKEA and what brings media from around the world to Älmhult, the heart of IKEA, in this video.

I feel quite emotional about my last week here. There are so many things which I will miss at IKEA of Sweden – free daily breakfast, fresh daily supply of free fruits, biscuits and crisp bread, the fika station/coffee machines which are everywhere in the office, free bicycle rental and most of all, I’m very thankful to my supervisor, Johanna, and all the people whom I met and worked with from around the world. Beyond words, it’s such an incredibly amazing experience but the best part is experiencing the Swedish work culture.


Written by Angelina

25 May 2015