Internships

We know how hard it is to get a start in our increasingly competitive media industry, so we’re here to help.

The Walkley Foundation offers practical industry experience in a professional environment – both in-house and at our rolling series of events and awards. 

Internship opportunities are open to final-year student in a journalism, media and communications, public relations, digital media or photojournalism degree. 

If you have a can-do attitude and want to boost your skills, come and join us – it could get you noticed by some of the biggest names in the industry!

Applications for 2014 internships are now closed! Watch this space!

Depending on the time of year, interns assist with the marketing, communications, social media and event operations for a range of projects in our key program areas.

How long is an internship?

A standard internship is three weeks, full time, in our Sydney office. However, there are opportunities for longer placements of one to two days a week over several months if you are based in Sydney.

University course accreditation and living away from home allowance

The Walkley Foundation gives preference to internship applications from our partnering universities (currently University of NSW, University of Queensland, Macquarie University, Curtin University, QUT and University of Newcastle) and students must receive accreditation for the course they are studying. 

If we need to fill gaps in the internship program then we consider other universities but students must receive accreditation for the time they spend with The Walkley Foundation. 

A living away from home allowance of $200 a week is paid to students interning from areas where the student will be required to either travel long distances by public transport or who need to pay for accommodation and food whilst away from home.