Yoshanka Samarawira

Marketing Internship

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


Dedicated, highly creative and resourceful are terms which describe me perfectly. Along with these qualities, I have a comprehensive practical and academic knowledge in media, project management, e-business, entrepreneurial thinking and marketing. Fluency in English, French, Spanish and Sinhalese are additional assets that I can bring to your company. I recently completed a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship at the University of Surrey, where I developed a comprehensive knowledge in social media, marketing, project management, e-business and entrepreneurial thinking. Modules included marketing, e-business, entrepreneurial strategy, accounting and finance, new business venturing, organisational behaviour. Prior to pursuing my masters degree, I attended the University of California Los Angeles Extension in order to build a strong foundation in entrepreneurship. Working at HSBC and at Partizan allowed me to further develop my administrative, team working and interpersonal skills. ?? My diverse expertise is demonstrated by the fact that I studied filmmaking in my bachelor’s degree. The aim of pursuing this degree was to develop a comprehensive practical and theoretical understanding in media. Modules here included directing, cinematography, screenwriting, editing and producing. Two of my portfolios can be found above. Doing this internship will enable me to apply my skills, talent and expertise in a professional environment. I am convinced that my dedication, creativity, resourcefulness and perseverence, as well as my fluency in four different languages can make me a valuable and unique asset to your company.



  • Advertising
  • Digital Media
  • Branding
  • Promotions
  • Brand Management
  • Direct Marketing
  • Creative
  • Email Marketing
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing

Work history


HR Assistant


Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Developed excellent interpersonal, time management and administrative skills.


Office & Production Intern


Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
  • Achieved a thorough work experience in media by working directly with the commercials, music video, producing and research departments in a world renowned production company in London. This internship allowed me to develop my clerical, administrative and team working skills. Additionally, it enabled me to understand the inner workings of a media company.



Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship

University of Surrey

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Developed a thorough expertise in project management, entrepreneurial thinking, e-commerce and marketing. Modules included: marketing, project management, accounting and finance, entrepreneurial strategy, organisational behaviour, business planning and e-business. Studying in a culturally diverse environment further contributed to expanding my creativity and perspective in terms of business ideas and advertising.


Online Series in Entrepreneurship

University of California Los Angeles

Sep 2012 - May 2014
  • This online course allowed me to build a strong business management and marketing foundation. Modules included: entrepreneurship, project management, accounting and finance and marketing.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking

The International Film School of Paris

Sep 2006 - May 2009
  • Gained significant practical and theoretical knowledge in media and developed my creative abilities. Modules included: directing, cinematography, screenwriting, editing and producing.



Best Foreign Short Film at the International Buddhist Film Festival Sri Lanka


Honourable Mention at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival