Thank you for your interest in joining UPLIT’s internship program. We aim to provide you with an opportunity to engage with a professional organisation through a clear framework to achieve key learning outcomes. We will support your career development through realistic management, challenging projects and a network of professional contacts to help get you where you want to be.

We currently have a number of internships available across a variety of departments, taking place from June to October this year, contributing towards UPLIT's flagship event, the annual Brisbane Writers Festival. 

A full list of internships, and detailed position descriptions of each role, are available below. 

To apply for the roles, please email the General Manager, Tanya Reason, on tanya.reason@uplit.com.au.

1.       A covering letter addressing your appropriateness for your selected internship and what you hope to achieve through your time with us.

2.       A current resume (please include information about your current line of study and the institution where appropriate).

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 June at 5pm. We expect to interview candidates during the week beginning Monday 19 June.  

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone or email.


Design Intern
(June to September)

The Design Internship is for a talented individual with a passion for creating and building set designs to a specific theme to work with UPLIT’s Content and Engagement team to develop the stage dressings and sets for the 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival.

Program Intern
Adult Programs
(July to September)

The Program Internship (Adult Programs) is for an individual with excellent organisational skills and a passion for designing and implementing efficient plans and processes to support the logistical elements of the 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival Adult Program.

Program Intern
Children and Young Adult Programs
(July to September)

The Program Intern (Children and Young Adult Programs) is for an individual with excellent organisational skills and a passion for designing and implementing efficient plans and processes to support the logistical elements of the 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival Children and Young Adult programs, including Word Play and LoveYA. 

Events and Stakeholder Support Intern
(July to September)

The Events and Stakeholder Support Internship is for a creative individual with a passion to develop their expertise in providing high quality stakeholder services to build long-term relationships with donors and sponsors. This person will develop skills in comprehensive partner and sponsor acknowledgement at a major cultural event. The role requires an individual with an energetic, personable attitude who has outstanding attention to detail.

Research and Engagement Intern
(July to September)

The Research and Engagement Internship is for an individual with a desire to increase their knowledge of the arts and culture sector through research by providing support to the Development team in implementing strategies to generate sponsorship and donor revenue.

Content Writing Intern
(July to September)

The Content Writing Internship is designed for a talented content writer with an eye for detail and a passion for devising and implementing marketing strategy. This position will experience the production of channel-specific relevant content to a deadline to support the delivery of a major Festival’s Marketing Campaign.

Social Media Strategy Intern
(July to September)

The Social Media Strategy Internship is an opportunity for a talented individual with an excellent understanding of multiple social media channels to hone their skills in producing channel specific content in order to support the delivery of the Brisbane Writers Festival’s marketing campaign.

Financial Administration Intern
(August to October)

The Financial Administration Internship exists for a talented individual with high-level attention to detail to work directly with the General Manager during and post Brisbane Writers Festival 2017 to gain understanding of the interplay between the organisation’s departments through its operational and financial systems.

Thank you for your interest - we look forward to hearing from you soon.