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Meet the 2023 Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative recipients

By November 22, 2022 No Comments

Interns 2023 – Damien Levi (Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi), Ruby Leonard and Callum Knight (Te Hika o Pāpāuma)

PANZ is very pleased to announce the successful recipients of the 2023 Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative (colloquially know as the Intern Programme).  In the new year Ruby Leonard will intern with Te Herenga Waka University Press, Callum Knight with HUIA while Damien Levi will take his place at Penguin Random House in Auckland.

The Intern Programme, administered by PANZ, provides paid internship opportunities each year for three new graduates of the Whitireia New Zealand publishing course to enter the industry and is highly coveted by both students and publishers alike.

Craig Gamble, Publishing Manager of Te Herenga Waka University Press was thrilled to be one of the successful publishers. “We at THWUP are delighted to have Ruby joining us as an intern in 2023. We value the energy and freshness that an intern brings to our workplace, just as much as we appreciate the extra capacity they give us. Ruby came to us for her work placement this year and impressed us with her obvious ability and hard work, we can’t wait to see what she will accomplish next year.”

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.

Odessa Owens, Senior Tutor, Publishing at Whitireia says “It’s hugely rewarding to see deserving students go into their dream jobs through these internships.”

Congratulations to all the successful students and publishers.

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