What are the benefits for you?
- Maximum potential - a no-risk opportunity for you to sample the latest crop of highly talented, motivated and hard-working students
- Low costs - you do not need to employ the intern. Instead, you may offer assistance in the form of an education bursary, of no less than $413 per week for internships commencing after 01 September 2019. The bursary is reviewed annually and will increase (after 01 September 2020) to $420 per week. Most Internship Providers offer more than the minimum.
- Limited commitment – assuming 40 hours/week the intern will be with you for up to 24 weeks (in order to complete the required number of hours).
- Future planning - an opportunity to assess the potential of tomorrow's full-time broadcasters.
- These students have substantial skills and industry knowledge. They are eager, bursting with enthusiasm, hungry for learning and committed to the industry.
What is in it for the student?
- The opportunity to gain experience and knowledge over an extended period in a real operational industry environment.
- The opportunity to learn from skilled industry practitioners.
- A chance to prove themselves - to show you that they are valuable to the future of the industry.
How does the New Zealand Broadcasting School benefit?
- We obtain wide exposure to the industry.
- We get a second opinion on the students' performance through workplace learning and assessment.
- We maintain important links with the industry.
What do we ask NZBS Internship Providers to do?
- Agree to take the intern for up to 960 hours (24 weeks).
- Support the intern with a weekly Education Bursary payment [this only applies if you are not employing the intern] to assist the student with study costs. IRD recognises this bursary as tax exempt provided it is not treated as a wage or salary and is not a condition of employment or part of any employment contract.
- Ensure that student receives on-the-job-training opportunities and exposure to top industry professionals.
- Assess the students' performance and act as a mentor to help the student appreciate what it takes to succeed in your industry.
- Allow the intern some time off (no more than 5 days over the period of the internship) to undertake course-related work.
Once you have identified a student you wish to host all we need to know, in order to draw up the internship contract, is:
- The role
- The start date agreed with the intern
- The amount of the bursary (assuming you are not employing the intern)
- The number of hours per week (on average) the intern will be with you
- The name, role and contact details (phone & email) of your person who will supervise and mentor the intern, and report back to us on progress