The Sydney Writers’ Festival Internship Program is open to applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students attending one of our partner universities:

  • The University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales.

If you are eligible to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to volunteers@swf.org.au, ensuring that you address how your skills and experience relate to the role/s. 

The internship program is designed to facilitate learning within a collaborative office environment, as well as offer practical experience working on a large-scale festival event. Each role has been designed according to specific learning outcomes. The internship program also provides valuable opportunities for students to network with professionals in Sydney’s thriving arts and cultural events industry.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is committed to ensuring students can maintain their study load alongside their internship commitment, offering a flexible working environment. Students should speak directly to their supervisor to discuss the days and times they can work in the office and/or at home, in order to manage their workload in the lead up to the Festival.

In 2019, Sydney Writers’ Festival will offer 7 internships to Sydney students: 

Marketing Internship 

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Sponsorship & Events Internship x 2 roles

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Publicity Internship x 1 role

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Event Management (Production) Internship x 1 role

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Podcasting Internship x 2 roles

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Videography Internship x 4 roles

Applications have now closed for this internship.

Volunteer Management Internship x 1 role

Applications have now closed for this internship.