Media internship program

The editor 1 February 2021

The Australian Catholics media internship program offers Year 10 and 11 students the chance to get experience in journalism and be the guest editors of the Spring edition of our magazine.

Australian Catholics is offering a chance for Year 10 and 11 students across Australia to apply for our media internship program in 2023. This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in a career in journalism, communications, media or publishing.

The internship program has been running since 2011, giving young people the chance to spend a week learning from professionals in media and publishing while gaining hands-on experience writing and editing articles for the magazine.

About the program

This year’s program will take place online from 8 to 12 May. Successful applicants will join the rest of our guest editorial team and our staff via teleconference throughout the week to plan, workshop and write articles for the Spring edition. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.

They will have the chance to learn how a magazine edition is developed, engaging in the creative thinking and planning that begins the process. We ensure they understand all the elements that bring together a publication, as well as giving them specific focus as they produce their own articles for publication.

In addition, the students will have the opportunity to attend presentations from journalists and other media professionals. These will include experienced editors and journalists working in the field; younger media professionals currently finding their creative voice in the industry; and perspectives from visual media professionals who know how to tell compelling stories with a range of technology.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 17 March 2023.

Information session video
In this video, Australian Catholics editor Michele Frankeni and associate editor Laura Kings discuss application requirements and what we're looking for in putting together our team of guest editors.

You will also find an application guide here.

If you'd still like to write for Australian Catholics in the meantime, please see the details for our young writers community below. 

If you have any further questions about the program, or if you require more detailed information, please feel free to contact our staff at [email protected]


More opportunities for young writers

Young writer's community

Are you a secondary student or university student aged 15 to 25? Are you interested in writing?

We’ve started a young writer’s community at Australian Catholics, with opportunities to have your work featured in our magazine.

The community is open to young writers, as well as parents and teachers of young writers. 

Fill out this online form to have your name added to our list so you can stay informed about upcoming editions and other opportunities.

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