The Sydney Writers’ Festival Internship Program is open to applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students attending one of our partner universities:

  • The University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales.

If you are eligible to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to volunteers@swf.org.au, ensuring that you address how your skills and experience relate to the role/s. 

The internship program is designed to facilitate learning within a collaborative office environment, as well as offer practical experience working on a large-scale festival event. Each role has been designed according to specific learning outcomes. The internship program also provides valuable opportunities for students to network with professionals in Sydney’s thriving arts and cultural events industry.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is committed to ensuring students can maintain their study load alongside their internship commitment, offering a flexible working environment. Students should speak directly to their supervisor to discuss the days and times they can work in the office and/or at home, in order to manage their workload in the lead up to the Festival.

In 2019, Sydney Writers’ Festival will offer 7 internships to Sydney students:

 

Podcasting Internship x 2 roles

Podcasting Interns will undertake a variety of practical activities designed to facilitate learning and contribute to the audio-media needs of the Festival. Reporting to the Festival Podcaster, the Podcasting Interns will help facilitate the smooth operation of the podcasting team. The Interns will learn how to record and edit podcasts, assisting with the administration of events recording over the Festival’s key dates (Thursday 2 May – Sunday 5 May).

Closing date: 24 March 2019

Read the full Podcasting Internship role description here.

Videography Internship x 4 roles

Videography Interns will undertake a variety of practical activities directly contributing to video-media needs of the Festival. Reporting to the Festival Videographer, the Videography Interns will learn how to facilitate interviews and assist during filming of Festival guests. The Interns will learn skills in recording and interviewing, help with equipment, and assist the Videographer over the Festival key dates (Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 May).

Closing date: 24 March 2019

Read the full Videography Internship role description here.

Marketing Internship 

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Sponsorship & Events Internship x 2 roles

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Publicity Internship x 1 role

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Event Management (Production) Internship x 1 role

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Volunteer Management Internship x 1 role

Applications have now closed for this internship.