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Meet the 2019 Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative recipients

By December 4, 2018No Comments

PANZ is delighted to announce the successful recipients of the 2018 Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative.  Jasmine Sargent will intern with Victoria University Press, Jess Hubbard with Te Papa Press and Mish Wickremesekera with Lift Education.

Odessa Owens, Publishing Programme Leader, Whitireia Publishing said “Each of these interns were selected because they went the extra mile with their assessments, projects and research during the year. We’re thrilled to see them joining such highly regarded publishing houses.”

The Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative, administered by PANZ, provides internship opportunities each year for three new graduates of the Whitireia New Zealand publishing course to enter the industry. The programme has produced some impressive results in past years with many publishers choosing to offer the interns full-time positions at the end of the programme, and a number of former interns now hold senior positions in publishing companies.

Mish Wickremesekera

It is only in recent years that educational publishers who meet the criteria have been eligible to apply for the internships and we are delighted that Lift Education has been selected.   PANZ encourages other educational publishers to consider this opportunity in the future.

Matt Comeskey, Publisher Lift Education and himself a former Whitireia intern said “We are delighted to welcome Mishalee Wickremesekera to Lift Education as an intern in 2019. Thank you to Creative New Zealand, PANZ and Whitireia for this opportunity. We look forward to seeing you in February, Mish!”

For more details on the Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative click here.




Jasmine Sargent

Jess Hubbard