Internships. Even just typing the word is giving me the sweats as I can just hear the thought going through your head… “What is she on about – Bitches be crazy.”
But lets get serial here. It is a well-known fact that internships are your schweet ticket in when it comes to the creative industries. Us non-conformists have to work our butts off – mostly for free – to get where we want to go. Whether that be steaming clothes backstage at a runway show, cold calling reporters for PR opportunities, maybe being a runner on set, managing someone’s social medias… the list goes on. I can vouch for all of us at Pedestrian HQ – we have all worked sans monies at some stage before calling Pez home. We even have interns here taking notes from our editorial team: Haaay Nikki and Steph!
So, we have had some great internship opportunities stumble through our Jobs site over the last few days and we’ve decided to wrap them up and put a little Christmas themed bow on them for you. And yes, I am well aware that the lack of pay-check is never ideal but shit me, let’s move on from that. If it means you’re getting some hands on experience, expanding that lil’ black book of yours and being proactive about where you want to be with your degree, then it’s time to get excited.
Leo Burnett Sydney, one of Australia’s leading creative advertising agencies, is looking for a Social Media Analyst Intern (SYD). Your primary role will be to assist in compiling weekly Social Media Listening reports for their clients using various tracking tools. This means you’ll be scanning the Internet for mentions of the brands, categorising the sentiment and reporting back on trends. Aside from that, you’ll also have the opportunity to help the Social Media department with competitive research, creative brainstorming, project reporting, and even campaign implementation. You must be up to date on current social and digital trends, but most of all, have opinions and have the cojones to voice them. If you feel the need to like, favourite, or retweet this, apply HERE.
Heath Media is looking for an Intern to work as an Assistant to the Victorian editor (MELB) of its popular online music & arts journal the AU review, alongside a wide range of music based events and publications. These guys are looking for someone who can complete tasks to deadline and independently. Your tasks will range from general PA responsibilities through to editing content and writing some of your own. You’ll be working for an established brand, getting experience and making contacts in the music & arts industries. Few of the perks include complimentary tickets to gigs, festivals and VIP events, freedom to be creative and pitch ideas… and heck, there may be an op for paid work if they like having you around. You savvy? Apply HERE.
Webster Holdings has become synonymous with classic yet contemporary design. Based in Sydney, the group currently owns and manages four leading brands in the Australian and New Zealand fashion market place, overseeing design, manufacture, marketing and retailing of all four brands. They are looking for a Design Intern (SYD) to come on board with MARCS. In this role you will be working closely with the Women’s Wear design team including the Creative Director, Designers and Design Assistant helping with day to day tasks. You will be attending fittings, cadding sketches and recolor prints, assisting on photoshoots, as well as general admin tasks. Being a small encouraging team, this is a great chance to get an insight on how a successful Australian Women’s Wear Brand is run from initial concept through to production. If you just squealed like a girl, apply HERE.
If you’re an advertiser with keen account management skills, seeking a bit of on-the-side work that is paid, far-reaching and broadly focused, these sweet-toothed bandits want you. Karamel, an Australian-focused fashion and lifestyle publication, are expanding their advertising team and want a new, self-driven, intelligent and crazy-tenacious Advertising Account Manager (MELB) to join the fold and take on all magazine advertising requirements. A commission-based role, this would suit a second or third year Uni student looking to make their way into account management in print media. Fashion and lifestyle are their main bags, so if like the like the idea of being all up in the world of Karamel, apply HERE.
Spawned by an experienced art director who has worked on various titles such Vogue Australia, Oyster Magazine, and Russh Magazine, and one very reputable Fashion Editor of the latter, MANIAMANIA has established itself strongly in the world of the jewel. Described as “mystical adornment for modern times”, their pieces have seen the décolletages, ear lobes and digits of the like of Chloe Sevingy, Alexa Chung, and Erin Wasson. MANIAMANIA have summer internship positions available in the following areas: Graphic Design, Marketing and Sales, General Office, Social Media, and their Online Store (SYD). Anyone who has said the words “Oh no I’ve forgotten my necklace, I feel naked without it!” should apply HERE.
The Annex, both retail and online store, would be tickled with having a Creative Visual Merchandising (SYD) student join their team. The visual aspect of a retail business is very important and plays a huge part in maximising sales… Uh, derr Fred. As their Intern, you will be in charge of the window displays that are changed every 3 weeks, consulting with the Manager and Graphic Designers who will work with you to create imagery and determine products to be displayed. As a steering Men’s brand, their window displays are always ingenious and distinctive, using only props that suit the company’s image. This lucky minion will receive invaluable experience within a fast moving high-end Men’s fashion business and who knows, you find yourself with your name on the payroll. Get a clickin’ HERE.
Courtesy of Pedestrian Jobs.