Announcing the Industry Internship Programme for 2021

November 11th 2020
Following on from the last three successful years, the New Zealand Music Commission is very pleased to announce the Industry Internship Programme for 2021.


Acknowledging that 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for our industry, the Music Commission has been truly grateful for the dedication, perseverance and commitment of both our Host Organisations and Interns, to produce another successful year for the Industry Internship Programme.


The feedback from both the Interns and Host organisations has again been hugely positive. Due to the need to be flexible with timeframes for the 2020 programme, not all internships have yet completed. However, from those who have, five interns have been offered either a full-time, part-time or contract roles with their Host Organisations. All Interns have expressed how the experience has opened doors for them within the sector and given invaluable insight and connections for securing employment within the music industry in the future.


The Industry Internship Programme seeks to partner Interns with 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.


Host Organisations from across New Zealand are encouraged to apply. Internships are available nationwide dependent on location of confirmed Host Organisations.


The Internships will run either part-time over an approximate 16-week period, or full-time over a 10-week period. All Interns will be paid for their internships and the Host Organisations will be expected to make a modest contribution towards the Intern’s wages.


The New Zealand Music Commission will be inviting potential Host music companies or organisations to apply from Tuesday 17 November.  Applications to be a Host Organisation close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 8 December 2020.


A link to the Host application form and Frequently Asked Questions document will be available on the NZ Music Commission website on Tuesday 17 November.


Intern applications will open Monday 14 December 2020, closing at 5.00pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021.


The Industry Internship Programme Host Organisations for 2020 were national music youth event productions company Rockquest Promotions Ltd; not-for-profit recording studios and music organisation Parachute Music; Palmerston North based rehearsal studios, recording facilities, and live performance venue The Stomach; rights organisation APRA AMCOS; recording studio Roundhead; digital distributor DRM NZ; management company Lorraine Barry Management; recording studio Red Bull Studios NZ; music production and video agency 37HZ Ltd; Wellington non-profit creative cultural organisation Creative Capital Arts Trust; recording studio Depot Sound; online record store and music distributor Flying Out Media; independent music publisher Native Tongue Music Publishing; artist management, label and publicity services company NicNak Media; Christchurch based independent alternative radio broadcaster RDU 98.5FM; and Wellington based SOUNZ, Centre for New Zealand Music.

The NZ Music Commission strongly believes that music is a vital and vibrant part of our culture and is excited to facilitate these partnerships as part of its ongoing work to support the growth of the NZ music industry.


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