Melbourne WebFest is seeking interns

10 March 2014

Written by: Steinar Ellingsen

Melbourne WebFest (MWF) is the first and only Australian international web series festival, and will take place at 18 — 20 July in 2014 at selected venues in Melbourne.

The MWF Internship Program provides students with opportunities to enrich their studies beyond the classroom. Successful applicants will play an active part in implementing innovative marketing and communication strategies and participate in the ongoing development of a young international festival in Melbourne that caters to a rapidly growing global movement.

The program runs from late March to July and is open to final year undergraduate students pursuing a career in Marketing, PR/Advertising, Communication, Journalism, Film/TV, Business Management, Event Management and Graphic Design.

Internship Positions:

A limited number of positions are available in the following areas —

Digital Communication

The Digital Communication team handles all avenues of online marketing and communication. The team members will maintain and write articles for the MWF website and our affiliated blog, and will be responsible for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media — in the lead-up to, and during the festival. The Digital Communication team will be supervised by MWF Director Steinar Ellingsen. Steinar is also a Journalism lecturer at La Trobe University.

Video Production

The team will be responsible producing promotional videos for Melbourne WebFest and will assist in filming and reporting on the festival, including taking part in the production of a live web cast of the festival’s awards ceremony. Team members train with MWF’s AV/Tech Director, Alexander Hipwell, a Melbourne-based photographer and filmmaker.


The PR/Marketing team is required to find avenues to get the word out, and assist in reaching out to partners and sponsors. They will be required to attain write-ups in blog articles, Facebook communities, and newspapers and magazines. They will get practical experience writing press releases and connect with industry. The PR/Marketing team will be supervised by MWF’s Marketing and Sponsorship Director, Simone Flanagan, who has more than 15 years experience working with a range of events, including music and film festivals.

Graphic Design

The Graphic Design intern will assist in creating promotional material, programs, flyers, and other festival paraphernalia. This position will be under the guidance of Ingvill Oddsen, an industry professional and graduate from Monash University.


To apply:

Email resume & cover letter with Subject Line: FULL NAME: MWF INTERNSHIP to

Please specify the position(s) of interest in cover letter.

Deadline: open until positions are filled. Internship begins: 22 March