Applications for Potential Host Organisations for the Industry Internship Programme Are Now Open.

November 4th 2019
The NZ Music Commission invite potential Host organisations to apply for the Industry Internship Programme for 2020.

Following on from two very successful years running the Industry Internship Programme initiative, the New Zealand Music Commission announced the continuation of the Programme in 2020.

As per the previous two years, feedback from both the Interns and Host Organisations was overwhelmingly positive. As a result of the Programme five Interns were offered either a full-time or part-time role with their Host Organisations and additional three Interns were contracted on a causal basis to their Hosts.

The Industry Internship Programme Hosts for 2019 were independent PR company Saint Lachine Ltd, national music youth event productions company Rockquest Promotions Ltd, promotions and marketing company The Label, music supervision and consulting business Mind Your Music, recording studio and music business The Sitting Room & Lyttleton Records, Wellington based research, design, communications and tech business Indigenous Design and Innovation Aotearoa, not-for-profit recording studios and music organisation Parachute Music, management, label and PR services business NicNak Media, booking agency and management company Twice The Hype, Hawkes Bay's Prima Volta Charitable Trust and Palmerston North based rehearsal studios, recording facilities, and live performance venue The Stomach.

‘Great Programme! Would love to see it happen again and continue year on year' - Harry Lilley, The Stomach

‘This Programme is so essential for our local industry to grow in a healthy and sustainable way. With so many SMBs now it is vital to get the right people for the job. For new people interested in working in the industry, giving them a realistic experience of the *glamour* (Lol!) of the work is astronomically helpful. Two of our interns have gone on to secure full time positions within the music industry. I hope to see the Programme continue infinitum' - Lisa Paris, The Label

‘The Programme is great for embedding people within the industry' - Morgan Allen, Depot Sound

‘It was a great low risk way of getting some additional help while sussing the suitability of an individual for a potential position' - Mark de Jong, Parachute Music

The Programme seeks to partner up to twelve Interns within NZ music businesses and organisations to develop the skills, knowledge and networks for the Interns, and helping kick-start their careers in the music sector. Host music organisations benefit from the additional resource and low risk development of potential employees, alongside the fresh thinking that Interns bring.

Applications for Host organisations are now open and close at 5.00pm on Monday 25 November.

Intern applications will open Monday 2 December 2019, closing seven weeks later at 5.00pm on Monday 20 January 2019. 

Click here to download the Industry Internship Programme Frequently Asked Questions.

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