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Complete an application for the Arts internship programme, CAREER 300/COMMS 307.

Important information

Enrolment is limited so applicants will be selected on the basis of the quality of their application, supervisor support, and organisation availability. 

Applications formally close two weeks before the start of each semester.

For internships in Semester One, 2023 the early bird application deadline is Friday 9 December, 2022. The final application deadline is Friday 10 February, 2023. Students are advised to apply for internships well before the deadline as there may be a number of applications for one internship. Internships don’t run to University schedules and some may start before the semester or be completed as a block over the inter-semester break.

All applicants will be required to take part in a pre-internship selection process where you present a pitch for your desired internship. This will be arranged with you well in advance and requires about 15 minutes maximum on zoom.

If you wish to arrange your own internship, please contact Margaret Henley (COMMS 307) or Jane Bradley (CAREER 300) in advance so they can be part of the negotiation process with a prospective internship organisation.

Application steps

Submitting your application

  1. Submit an enrolment concession for CAREER 300 or COMMS 307 (if you’re a Communication major)
  2. We recommend you also enroll in a full semester's worth of courses in case your application is unsuccessful. If you’re accepted, you can withdraw from another course.
  3. Get a letter of support from an academic staff member. Download the letter template here and ask your academic referee to email it directly to jane.bradley@auckland.ac.nz (CAREER 300) or m.henley@auckland.ac.nz (COMMS 307) by the closing date.
  4. Choose an internship project you’re interested in from the projects available page 
  5.  Put together a CV specific to your chosen internship - download a template and detailed instructions below.
  6. Complete an application form (including providing your CV and academic transcript). 

To complete your application, you can fill out one of the following forms:

The deadlines for completing the application form: Early bird application deadline for Semester One, 2023 is Friday 9 December, 2022. The final deadline is 10 February, 2023. 

Moving to the next stage 

Once you've completed the application process the course coordinators will be in touch let you know if you have been successful and can move on to this next stage. 

  1. You will receive feedback on your CV and can make edits.
  2. You will complete a pitch for your internship via zoom. You will receive more information closer to the time. 
  3. The coordinators will then arrange an interview with your chosen organisation.

CV instructions

What employers are looking for

  • A high level of initiative and self-direction
  • Motivation and drive, a can-do attitude
  • Creativity and new ideas
  • Curiosity and an open mind
  • Top notch communication – you can’t wait 4 days to respond to emails!
  • Self-learning: You may need to learn some new skills as part of the internship. E.g. Excel, Adobe, different social media platforms