Applications are now open for the Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative 2019 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 2019. 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 Allen & Unwin, Bridget Williams Books and Victoria University Press.

“The intern programme allows us to expand our publication schedule and gives us valuable help during busy periods when we need all hands on deck. But more than this, it encourages us to listen to new ideas about publishing from a fresh perspective, and also to reconsider our own roles and tasks from a newcomer’s point of view, and consider how they may be done more effectively,” says Craig Gamble of  Victoria University Press.

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 21 September and publishers will be advised whether or not they have been successful before 9 October to help with staff planning for the year ahead.  Click here for application form and further criteria.