We are now calling for applications for the Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative 2020 which offers a Whitireia graduate the opportunity to work in a publishing company for six months. There will be three internships available which will run from February to July 2020. This a terrific  opportunity to have a new graduate assisting you with your business. The programme has produced some impressive results in past years with many publishers choosing to offer the interns full-time positions at the end of the programme and a number of interns now hold senior positions in publishing companies.   Last year’s successful applicants were Lift Education, Te Papa Press and Victoria University Press.

Craig Gamble, Publishing Manager at Victoria University Press said of the 2019 programme “It’s probably only a slight exaggeration to say we’d be lost without the mentoring programme. It is the perfect vehicle through which young publishing staff can learn the ropes, and it hugely benefits us though the injection of new ideas and skills as well as the sheer amount of work they invariably get through. The befits are enormous.”

Applications are open to trade publishers and also to educational publishers who produce a broad range of titles including picture books, early readers and junior fiction and/or books in te reo as well as Pasifika and Asian languages.

Applications close Friday 20th September and publishers will be advised whether or not they have been successful by the 9th October to help with staff planning for the year ahead.

For details on how to apply click here.