The Publishing Intern Programme offers paid work to three graduates of the Diploma in Publishing each year. It is funded by Creative New Zealand and administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ).
The internship is a structured programme of mentoring for interns, which offers mutual benefit to them and their employers. It gives talented newcomers additional training after graduation to develop their confidence and experience, and it allows publishers to try out a new employee or role in their organisation and can facilitate a one-off project.
Publishers who wish to host an intern apply each year in September to PANZ. A panel from PANZ and Whitireia then selects three top interns from graduate applications and matches interns with employers.
Amber Carter, selected for the internship in 2013, describes her experience of working for Victoria University Press here.