The City of Sydney Council is advertising for an unpaid “New Year’s Eve Media Internship”, in which it asks for someone to work, “two to four days per week for three months starting in late October and working through to late January. The successful candidate must be available on certain key dates, including 1, 29 and 31 December.”
The internship is targeted at final year media and communications students, and the advertisement says the unpaid intern will have “excellent writing and research skills”, “knowledge of the Australian media landscape”, “strong social and digital media skills”. It describes the intern’s tasks as assisting with administrative tasks and press releases, and producing an evaluation report at the end of the event. The intern would also need to work for free on New Year’s Eve. It doesn’t mention what experience or skills the intern would gain over the three-month period of almost full-time work.