Available internship projects

Browse the organisation partners and internship projects currently available for CAREER 300/COMMS307. The opportunities change and new ones appear, so check this page regularly.

See the internship opportunities avaliable for 2023. You can also organise your own internship in consultation with CAREER 300/COMMS 307 convenors. 

For internships in Semester One, 2023 the early bird application due date is Friday 9 December. The final application deadline is Friday 10 February 2023. Students are advised to apply for internships well before the deadline. 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. 

If you’re interested in receiving more info about internships and would like to be in the loop about internship updates, please contact bc@auckland.ac.nz.

The following internships are available:

  • Content marketing - Skills VR
  • Writing and journalism - Remix Magazine - TBC
  • Communications and event management - Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand (DEGANZ)
  • Research and archiving - Netball New Zealand
  • Video production - Junk Run
  • Esport Communications and tournament organisation - ESports Arena University of Auckland
  • Digital communications and marketing - Restaurant Hub
  • Editorial assistant - American Ethnologist Journal
  • Videography and social media - Faculty of Arts (Communications & Marketing team) 
  • Radio journalism and production - 95bFM
  • Communications, digital content, and event management - Doc Edge 
  • Digital content creation - Magichollow - TBC
  • Communications - Paralympics New Zealand - TBC
  • Digital news and media - Re: (TVNZ) - TBC
  • Social media content creation (TikTok) - Career Development and Employability Services (CDES)

See below for more details about each internship.

Content marketing

Organisation: SkillsVR

Internship details: Interns will support SkillsVR's marketing and sales team to create content, develop strategies and execute promotional campaigns to boost brand engagement. This role requires excellent communication (verbal and written), collaboration, and documentation skills. You will also need internet research skills and content creation skills (copy, design, proposals, and video). 

About the organisation: SkillsVR brings together expertise in learning design, game design, and 3D development, working hand-in-hand with experts from each field to deliver virtual reality training and learning experiences.

Timeframe: 1-2 days a week. Start time to be negotiated which may be before the start of Semester One.

ESport / University of Auckland Communications and tournament organisation

Internship details: The newly established UoA Esports Arena are looking for two interns to assist with the communications of the on-campus Arena and organisation of tournaments. Tasks will include Twitch stream operations, chat moderation, OBS layout creation, and Discord operations. When there are planned tournaments, the intern is expected to assist with tournament’s organisation, promotion, and management. Familiarity with competitive video gaming and multiplayer competitions is preferred.

About the organisation: Esports Arena is the University’s new high-spec gaming lab, and it is free for all University of Auckland students. Students can enjoy high-end PCs and consoles with a variety of games whether they are professional gamers or beginners.

Timeframe: Semester One and Two, start date negotiable. 

Writing and journalism - To be confirmed

Organisation: Remix Magazine 

Internship details: Remix are looking for an intern with a strong writing skill and tone, good grammar and ability to take initiative. Daily tasks will include coming up with creative concepts and topical article ideas, uploading content to the backend of the website, and assisting with photoshoots. They will be inducted to Remix’s writing style and process, but need to be able to hit the ground running. Preferably they’ll have their own transport.

In your application and CV, please include links to writing examples that aren’t university assessments.

About the organisation: Remix is one of New Zealand's leading voices on fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture. Established in 1997, today Remix is positioned as a globally recognised multimedia lifestyle brand, and presents curated content and insightful inspiration. 

Timeframe: 1-2 days a week, start date negotiable.

Communications and event management

Organisation: Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand (DEGANZ)

Internship details: DEGANZ are looking for an intern who can write content for the Guild’s website and email newsletters, while assisting with event planning. The student should be skilled in writing and can demonstrate excellent attention to detail. They will receive training and mentoring in event planning through an event project that the intern will initiate and organise. The role offers unique insight into the film and television industry, and is a great opportunity for students considering a career in directing or editing in the industry.

About the organisation: DEGANZ are a registered union that works to ensure the creative, cultural and financial well-being of New Zealand directors and editors across screen and new media. Their core membership services are advocacy and professional development.

Timeframe: During Semester One and Two. 1-2 days a week. 

Video production - To be confirmed

Organisation: Junk Run

Internship details: Junk Run are looking for interns to film and edit 'explainer videos' about waste management. They’re after students skilled in production, planning and storytelling, with strong Adobe Premier Pro editing skills and the ability to turn work around quickly. An interest in recycling and environmental issues is useful but not essential.

You’ll need to get to the Junk Run Takapuna office for production meetings and ideally have some of your own equipment.

About the organisation: Junk Run are an environmentally conscious sustainable waste management company, and produce a popular short video series called Talking Trash, which feature on their Facebook and Instagram channels

Timeframe: During Semester One or Two. 1-2 days a week.  

Digital communications and marketing

Organisation: Restaurant Hub

Internship details: Restaurant Hub are looking for applicants to assist with 1. Google Advertising - Placing ads and analyzing results, performance
2. Social media creation, posting, and analytics.

Good writing skills and some knowledge of marketing theory are preferable, but they’re willing to train up interns if they’re a good fit. A number of previous students worked with Restaurant Hub and reported to having a great experience (including sampling food!)

About the organisation: Restaurant Hub (owned by NZME) is New Zealand’s largest online restaurant booking site, offering a central hub for booking tables, find restaurant reviews, grab deals and promotions, and browse menus.

Timeframe: During Semester One or Two. 1-2 days a week.

Editorial assistant

Organisation: American Ethnologist Journal

Internship details: The editors of American Ethnologist, a cutting-edge theoretical and ethnographic journal for social and cultural anthropology,  are looking for one to two interns to assist with the journal’s publication process. These roles including reading and assessing unpublished research manuscripts; researching potential contributors, special issue themes, and reviewers; and general organisational support. Occasionally there may be opportunities to interview leading international scholars about their current research. This is an good opportunity for social anthropology students who wish to expand their understandings of current hot topics in the discipline or for other social science students who are interested in ethnographic research or are considering a career in academic publishing. 

About the organisation: American Ethnologist is generally considered to be one of the top three social--cultural anthropology journals in the world. The journal is published by the American Ethnological Society (AES); founded in 1842, AES is one of the world’s oldest professional anthropological associations. Professor Susanna Trnka from the Faculty of Arts is the current editor-in-chief, leading a team of associate editors based in Auckland, Sydney, Australia and various parts of the United States.

Timeframe: During Semester One or Two. 1-2 days a week. 

Social media content creator

Organisation: Faculty of Arts (Communications & Marketing team) 

Internship details: Manage the Faculty of Art’s TikTok and Snapchat platforms. Responsibilities include putting together a social media plan that aligns with the marketing team’s wider strategy, creating authentic user-generated content, providing insight about the social media landscape and current trends, and coordinating talent to feature.

About the organisation: The Arts marketing team manage all communications related to the Faculty of Arts across social media, web content, advertising campaigns and print publications. 

Timeframe: During Semester One or Two. 1-2 days a week. 

Writing and video production

Organisation: Faculty of Arts (Communication and Marketing team)

Internship details: The intern will produce profiles (written and video) of Arts graduates and current students to be used across web, print and social media. Responsibilities include contacting graduates, writing up articles, and filming and editing video interviews. This role requires good video filming and editing skills, strong writing ability, and confidence collaborating and working with different people.

About the organisation:
The Arts marketing team manage all communications related to the Faculty of Arts across social media, web content, advertising campaigns and print publications.

Timeframe: Semester One, 1-2 days a week.

Radio journalism and production

Organisation: 95bFM

Internship details: 95bfm are looking for one intern each semester to help in their news team. They can offer training in radio news writing and reading, interviewing, producing a live-to-air current affairs show and creating digital news content. The 95bFM’s News Director will work with you to create a programme that suits your training needs and course requirements.

About the organisation: 95bFM is an independent radio station on the University of Auckland city campus. They provide a voice for alternative music and independent journalism from Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Timeframe: Semester One and Two, days to be negotiated. 

Communications, digital content, and event management (multiple internships)

Organisation: Doc Edge 

Internship details: Doc Edge are looking for several interns to manage different projects across their work producing festivals, events, schools and industry programmes. This would be a good fit for students who can help grow Doc Edge's digital presence and engagement. 

  • Schools Programme project: Updating the Doc Edge Schools database, and assisting with focus group communications (Feb – March)
  • Schools Programme Festival Screenings project: Assisting with event management and communications for schools’ film screening events (May – June)
  • Industry Programme Support (Good Pitch) project: Assisting with pre and postproduction development, event management and general communications (Feb - March) 
  • Industry Programme Support (Forum and Master classes) project: Assisting with communications and event management (May – June)
  • Community Outreach Support project: Assisting with online community development and learning systems (March – April)
  • Digital Media project: Assisting with social media content production and digital distribution. (March – April)
  • Festival project: Assisting with media content production and distribution (May – June)
  • XR Exhibition Support project: Assisting with event management and coordinating digital content (May – June)

About the organisation: Doc Edge celebrates, supports and showcases documentary. The organisations runs an online virtual cinema, festival programme, schools festival programme, industry programmes and outreach as well as in-theatre and in-person events.

Timeframe: During Semester One and Two, 80 hours over a 7-10 week period. (See details for specific internships above).

Note: In your application, please pick the two Doc Edge internship projects that you're most interested in and tailor you CV to those opportunities. The final internship can adapt or combine projects depending on applicants' skillsets. 

Research and archiving - To be confirmed

Organisation: Netball New Zealand 

Internship details: Netball NZ are looking for an intern to assist with their Centenary Heritage Project. The intern will research, digitise and catalogue a wide range of moving image footage, early photographs, scrapbooks, personal photo albums and fan memorabilia as part of their preparation for their Centenary celebrations in 2024. 

About the organisation: Netball NZ is our national sporting organisation responsible for leading the development of netball throughout New Zealand. 

Timeframe: During Semester One or Two. 1-2 days a week (flexibility depending on current projects). 

Digital content creation - To be confirmed

Organisation: Magichollow

Internship details: Magichollow are looking for an intern to assist the online team with content creation to input clothing products for their online

The intern will have the opportunity to learn about popular vintage clothing, write descriptions of fashion items and input the information to Magichollow’s online store using the platform Shopify – a commercial platform that is used industry wide.   

About the organisation: Magichollow is a New Zealand owned vintage clothing store. We travel to Los Angeles, California every quarter to pick tonnes of amazing American Vintage to share with New Zealand and beyond. We are a young, close knit team with a low staff turnover who are proud of our internal culture. You’ll be based on the best road in Auckland, Karangahape Road, along with 3 other like-minded vintage lovers! 

Timeframe: 1-2 days a week (ideally Monday or Tuesday). Own laptop preferable. 

Communications - To be confirmed

Organisation: Paralympics New Zealand

Internship details: Paralympics New Zealand are looking for a Communications Assistant. Responsibilities will include content writing, curating social media channels, and monitoring sports media. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative working style, a good understanding of sports media, and media monitoring skills.

About the organisation: Paralympics New Zealand aims to change the narrative of disability, and achieve equitable and inclusive representation of Para sport.

Timeframe: Available again in 2023. 

Digital news and media - To be confirmed

Organisation: Re: (TVNZ)

Internship details: TVNZ are seeking a Māori or Pacific student who can bring their unique perspective to TVNZ’s youth focused digital news site: Re:.

The intern will work with the Re: team to help produce a feature story (video or article) for one of Re:’s theme weeks. Each year Re: runs a week of coverage focused on a particular topic (E.g. drugs, housing, te wiki o te reo Māori, sex/pleasure and oceans). 2023 themes are yet to be announced, but they will be interest to young people of Aotearoa. The internship includes collaborating with Re: journalists on researching and generating exclusive, fresh multimedia stories for Re:’s digital platforms.

The ideal candidate should know and care about the major issues that are shaping Aotearoa right now. They’ll approach stories with courage, care and curiosity. Video experience is a bonus, but not necessary. What matters more is their sense of story, ability to connect with people, find information, and write and communicate clearly.

About the organisation: Re: sits within TVNZ’s digital news team. We produce articles, videos and infographics on issues that matter to young New Zealanders. In addition to the feature piece, you will have the opportunity to write a quick turnaround news story on the news of the day.

Timeframe: Available again in 2023. 

Social media content creation (TikTok)

Organisation: Career Development and Employability Services (CDES)

Internship details: The Career Development and Employability Services (CDES) team are seeking one or two interns to lead a project creating social media video content.

This would suit a student who enjoys using a variety of social media platforms and has an interest in or existing skills in video production. Ideally, you would have a good quality mobile phone camera to create the videos.

The videos aim to raise awareness of CDES services and make students feel comfortable about taking the first step in coming to see us.

The project would involve familiarising yourself with our services, developing creative video ideas, and producing them. During the project, you would work with our career consultants, employers, and recent graduates to create content. You would be supported by our Communications and Marketing Lead throughout.

By the end of the project, we would like to have created one general ‘What is CDES’ video for the University’s TikTok. We would also like you to make one to three videos during one of our Semester One Career Expos and one to three videos with our career consultants.

About the organisation: Career Development and Employability Services assist University of Auckland students (as well as graduates up to three years after graduation) with all aspects of career development. Their vision is to help graduates develop the capabilities to successfully self-manage and navigate their world of work, life and learning.

Timeframe: Available in 2023. 


Once you’ve found an internship project you’re interested in, complete an application. 

If you haven’t found anything that interests you, do seek out other opportunities or internships that could be credited towards this course. There may be an organisation you’d particularly like to work for – contact them and see if they have options that could work.