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The Music Commission's Industry Internship Programme applications are open!

Story Published Tuesday 23 November 2021
New Zealand Music Commission

The Music Commission’s Industry Internship Programme for 2022 is now open for its second intake, with 15 music sector roles available for a February start.

With huge thanks to Manatū Taonga for their support to expand the programme, a total of 22 internships will be available in the Music Commission’s Industry Internship Programme for 2022. A cohort of seven November internships is already underway.

The goal of the Music Commission’s Industry Internship Programme is to grow the knowledge, networks and career potential of emerging music professionals. The internship roles are generally suited to recent graduates, or people wanting to kick start a career in the music industry. The expansion of this programme is part of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme, to support initiatives that build skills and knowledge, and provide access to advice, services, tools and resources.

Applications to be an Intern in February 2022 are open until 5:00pm on Wednesday 15 December.

For this intake, there are 15 exciting Internships available across Aotearoa. While most are Auckland-based, there are also roles in Wellington, Christchurch, New Plymouth and Golden Bay.

All Internships are paid positions at the increased living wage rate of $22.75 per hour.

Applicants need to identify which of the roles they would like to apply for, and can apply for a maximum of three Internship positions total across both intakes – i.e. if you already applied for one internship position in the November intake, you can apply for up to two further internship positions in this intake for February.

You will need to provide a cover letter and CV with your application. For guidance on what makes a good cover letter, you can have a look at the resource here ( If you’d like to read additional information about the Programme, there is an FAQ on the Music Commission website here.


Applications close 5 pm Wednesday 15 December