A collaboration between YANZ, Auckland Council and Te Karanga Trust, the 2021 Music in Parks Internship Programme gave 6 young interns the valuable experience of working in a professional music events team.
The 6x interns were selected based on their desire to pursue a career in the live events sector, and were guided through the internship programme by Gavin Downie, a highly respected music industry guru, and his Music in Parks team. With YANZ managing the project and Te Karanga Trust mentoring the rangatahi interns, each organisation leaned into their strengths, allowing for an impactful and insightful programme.
The interns learned everything from health and safety to event logistics and promotion. However, the biggest value for them was the teamwork and support they were provided with throughout the programme. Thanks to some additional funding received towards the end of the internships, we were able to provide additional guidance and support. This included subsiding wages to pathway interns into employment, and providing individual mentoring sessions to further their personal and professional development.