Fairfax Media Journalism Intern Applications Close

02 Aug 2011

Applications for journalism internships at Fairfax Media New Zealand mastheads and websites for 2012 have closed.

About 135 applications have been received and they will now be assessed. All applicants will be advised by August 12 whether they will be required to sit a two-hour general knowledge, spelling and grammar, numeracy and writing test at venues throughout the country from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, August 27.

After that, test papers will be marked and papers sent to the mastheads or websites of the applicant's choice. Editors will then select those they wish to interview in conjunction with representatives of their selected journalism school.

Among other things, the scheme offers participants:

  • The opportunity to study for a year at one of the participating institutions
  • Work experience during course holidays at one of Fairfax's publications;
  • Reimbursement of course fees to successful applicants
  • Employment with a Fairfax publication at the conclusion of the course.
  • On-going training and career development.

Fairfax owns nine daily newspapers including The Dominion Post and The Press, two national Sunday newspapers, the Stuff, BusinessDay and RugbyHeaven websites among others, a vast range of magazines, an editorial production centre, a magazine publishing business, and more than 50 community newspapers throughout the country.

Successful interns will undergo year-long training for a Diploma or Graduate Diploma in Journalism at Massey University, Wellington, the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Aoraki Polytechnic, Dunedin, and the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton. Where possible, successful applicants will be trained in the institution of their choice.

For further details, go to:


All enquiries to Clive Lind, editorial development manager clive.lind@fairfaxmedia.co.nz.

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