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Internships and projects


Employers are invited to participate in our media arts internship programme.
Students from the School of Media Arts are available to intern with employers who can benefit from their skills and talents. Areas of expertise include moving image, photography, graphic design, digital design, journalism, painting, sculpture, audio engineering, music, sound design, public relations and advertising.

What are internships?

Internships are 120 hour placements of Wintec students, offering a structured form of work experience that students receive course credit for.

How it works

Students keep a daily journal, build a portfolio and present a seminar and written report to their peers. The employer sets the student's tasks and projects, and completes an evaluation form on completion to provide feedback on the student's performance. Find out more about the details and employer benefits of internships in the FAQ section.

Further information

For further information contact the Internship director.


New Wave publication project

A book put together by Media Arts staff and students records the journeys of 18 migrants who now live in Hamilton, but were born outside New Zealand​. The New Wave: Hamilton’s Migrant Community, looks at the growing diversity of Hamilton’s population.  While 70 percent of Hamilton is broadly defined as European, and 20 percent as Māori and Pasifika, there are also citizens from 160 ethnic backgrounds. Journalism tutor Charles Riddle says it is this last 10 percent of the city's population that is fascinatingly diverse and makes for interesting reading. Around 15 students worked on the publication under the expert guidance of editor in residence Aimie Cronin. The project team also worked closely with the Hamilton Migrant Centre and the Hamilton City Council. The book is the first phase in a two-year project which will culminate with an exhibition in the Waikato Museum.

New Wave Launch books Photo by Geoff Ridder

River City Sound sessions

A moving image student produced a multi-camera production making live videos for local bands.

Matariki Interactive Waka project

The Matariki Interactive Waka Project is a multi-disciplinary project that aims to create an interactive waka sculpture that will sit beside the Waikato River at Hamilton’s Ferrybank Park and draw the people of the city back to the river.

It’s a community project lead by Media Arts tutor Joe Citizen with Wintec students in the areas of Trade, Engineering, Media Arts and Early Childhood acting as co-creators of the sculpture. We also have several Wintec staff members and independent researchers on board who are all working hard towards a final goal that benefits the people of Hamilton and visitors to this beautiful place. We are also working in partnership with Wintec’s Maori Achievement Office who are advising on tikanga, matauranga and whenua consultation.

Artist's impression of Tōia Mai, Hamilton’s new interactive waka sculpture to be gifted by Wintec.

Moving Image students profile Waikato Museum

One of Moving Image Production students assignments is a group client-based Documentary. This is the fourth year we have teamed up with Waikato Museum who has been our Client for two Museum staff profiles that share behind the scenes stories at the Waikato Museum. Over the last few years of this ongoing community project, Moving Image students have made an excellent range of videos highlighting a variety of Museum staff profiles: what they do, how they do it and why they like working at the Waikato Museum. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Waikato Museum again in the near future.


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