Applications are open now for the First Nations Internship Program (FNIP), an initiative of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Channel 44 to provide career pathways for First Nations screenmakers.
The FNIP will support up to five 80-hour internships in which First Nations screenmakers will be will be mentored across key creative and crew roles, including hands-on experience in television production, to learn new skills and create original content.
The internship will include a stipend of $1000 per person to be paid on completion of 80 hours.
Over the past few years this partnership has provided an important platform for First Nations voices, including Mob Talks, a four-episode series created and produced by participants of the First Nations Internship Program in a talk show format which addresses social issues with subject matter experts from First Nations communities to encourage more informed discussion about the complex issues faced by Aboriginal mob.
What is on offer?
Up to five interns will be mentored by experienced Channel 44 staff. Positions are available for internships across multiple roles:
- Writer, series 2 of Mob Talks
- Assistant Producer, series 2 of Mob Talks
- Production Coordinator, series 2 Mob Talks
- Social Media and Marketing
- Broadcast Assistant (Production Assistant)
- Operations Assistant
On the completion of 80 hours, interns will receive a stipend of $1000. Opportunities for paid work on future C44 productions may be available.
Who is eligible?
- Applicants must be of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander descent.
- Applicants must be based in South Australia.
- Applicants must have an interest in TV production.
- Some filmmaking experience is preferred but not essential.
Expectations of the participants
- Commitment to 80-hour internship with Channel 44.
- Office-based, preferably 9.30am-5pm x 1 day per week but hours may be negotiated.
- Some weekend and out-of-hours work required.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
How do I apply?
You will need to submit the following documents to Albert Jamae, Production & Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 28 April 2023.
- One-page cover letter outlining how an internship at Channel 44 will boost your screen career.
- Half-page bio.
- A CV including all existing screen credits or relevant arts experience is desirable but not essential.
Where can I find out more?
Please feel free to call Albert Jamae on 0420 98 4239 or email email@example.com.
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