Intern With Us

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NOT LOOKING FOR ANY NEW INTERN APPLICATIONS

Music Industry Inside Out offers great real-world training opportunities in the form of internships and work experience.

We are always seeking reliable, hardworking, keen-as-mustard interns with a passion or the music industry to assist with content production, video editing, tech-support, site maintenance, marketing and social media. Specifically, helping us manage our popular "Week in the Life of...", "Savvy Seven", Jobs and Events sections, writing feature articles about the music industry as well as helping out on social media and marketing duties.

Essential Criteria:

Must be passionate about music and go to live shows often. Likely, really often. And live and breathe it. 

Applicants must have a high level of spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as excellent attention to detail and a happy, positive approach to work and a great work ethic. 

Must live in Brisbane and be available to work for 16 hours a week - ideally to come in to work 2 days a week in the city, or work one day with the team, and one day from home.

Must have your own laptop computer.

Think you have what it takes to be an intern at Music Industry Inside Out?!

Previous experience in any of the following would be an advantage (but not essential):

  • WordPress
  • Music writing / Journalism
  • Trello
  • Airtable
  • Slack
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Canva
  • Active Campaign
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Video-editing Software eg. Premiere Pro or similar
  • Copy-writing
  • Microsoft Office (excel, word)
  • Webinar Production
  • Video Production
  • Audio Tech Skills
  • General Administrative Tasks

Hear what our past interns have to say...

Your Name: Hannah Morrison

When did you intern here?: 2014

What did you learn while you were here?: Aside from skilling up on admin skills, I learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the music industry through interviewing artists and updating the website.

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Yes! It made me more confident in the skills I already had and allowed me to learn new skills (like using Mailchimp and other social media hacks) that have come in handy down the track

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?: Since leaving MIIO, I got part-time employment at the Queensland Conservatorium doing event management. My current job title is "Special Projects and Events Officer".

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: Yes, 100%! You get to learn new skills and meet new people throughout the process.


Your Name: Francesca

When did you intern here?: Years ago - was my last semester of uni and I stayed a bit longer as I enjoyed myself a bit too much 🙂

What did you learn while you were here?: On the top of the iceberg, I learnt about copyright law, networking, artist management, but really I learnt that I still have a lot to learn about the music industry and that that is so exciting. I learnt that everyone's path is different and I loved listening to other peoples stories about what they have learnt about the music industry and finding the parts that inspired me, but knowing that everyone has worked hard to get to where they are today.

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Interning at MIIO inspired me to study a Marketing to compliment my Bachelor of Music Technology degree to combine the two in ways I didn't even know were possible. I am yet to put the two together in my own practise as I have recently just graduated, but I look forward to experimenting and diving head first in this new found love of mine!

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?: I've worked in AV at high-class hotels in Brisbane city, then managed the team of AV technicians (a not-so-small team of 80 people) and am now one of two full-time female audio-visual technicians in a team of 15 at QUT. 

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: Yeah I would. I would say, "You're going to learn that there's so much to learn, and it's going to excite you, but you'll love every moment of working with these folk who also love the same things you do, and get excited about the same things you do."


Your Name: Hayley Marsten

When did you intern here?:  2015

What did you learn while you were here?: Yes! How to run a record release, what sync is, when to look for management, how to be a good networker, as well as introducing me to lots of faces in the music industry (through videos) whom I would never known about/thought to approach without miio

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: I interned at AAA Backstage, a position I got due to the articles I wrote at MIIO, same with 4ZZZ in the music department.

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?Since then I have graduated from university and am now an independent country musician and songwriter (with a day job). I'm self managed and have been on tour for most of this year. I'm about to record my debut album and it's release is planned on my own record label that I KNOW is something you can create from MIIO courses. 

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: Yes! It's a great opportunity to learn a heap of great admin skills you can use in your music career plus all the industry knowledge you can soak up from the modules


Your Name: Avi Misra

When did you intern here?: 2016

What did you learn while you were here?: Australian music industry eco system.Useful tools for small business like WordPress, Canva, Trello etc. 

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Helped me understand more about the Australian music industry. Gave me a better idea of small business management tools. 

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?Self managed artist - Singer/ Songwriter/Producer and creative freelancer - Writer / Composer/ Recording Artist

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: Sure. Good place to learn.

Your Name: Liz Ansley

When did you intern here?: 2015/16

What did you learn while you were here?: SO MUCH! I got to learn all about the ins and outs of the industry and meet lots of wonderful people. My digital, creative, and interpersonal skills all greatly improved as a direct result of Martine's warm and compassionate guidance.

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: YES! The skills learned and connections made here continue to help me in my day to day work in the music industry.

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)? : I've been working as a music publicist, artist manager, workshop panellist, bio and copywriter, and now as 4ZZZ Music Coordinator.

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: YES! I would tell them it's a wonderful nurturing environment and great place to learn and grow.


Your Name: Brittney Kahl

When did you intern here?: November '16 - August '17

What did you learn while you were here?:  So many things! There's the simple stuff like how to use WordPress, writing and journalism skills etc, but to me the most important thing I learnt was how to effectively communicate with Industry Pro's and make meaningful connections.

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Definitely, it kick starting career by teaching me valuable industry skills/standards, connecting me with other like-minded industry people, and I feel way more confident in my own abilities. I now feel a part of the Brisbane and outer music scene. Being at MIIO also meant learning bits and pieces about other music industry jobs and helped me decide on which one I would most like to work in

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?Since leaving MIIO, I've worked at Festivals like Splendour in the Grass, and I also started my own independent Record Label managing some local emerging bands. I'm currently a Booking Agent at the intimate art-deco live music venue, Studio 188

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: 100%, If you want to gain valuable real-world experience at a business thats so ingrained in the local music scene, then MIIO is for you. 


Your Name: Toby Weston

When did you intern here?: August 2017 - May 2018

What did you learn while you were here?: Soo much...External communication skills (emailing efficiently), interview skills ( writing and verbal), digital marketing (social media copy & content), wordpress backend, video editing, too much to list 

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Yes, my employer, specifically stated that participating in the MIIO position after finishing uni showed my willingness to contribute to digital business and industry. Confidence, digital skills, time management, team work 

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?Caravan Industry Association of Australia - Digital Marketing Coordinator

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: Yes, it's an excellent chance to practice and implement skills that are relevant to more than just the music industry


Your Name: Dan Anderton

When did you intern here?: Between 20 August and 16 October (100 Hours as per QUT WIL program)

What did you learn while you were here?: What goes into running a small business, loads of skills and tips for getting into the industry. Creating marketing and business ready content

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Absolutely! It was really great to get out of my comfort zone and see peers and industry professionals face to face. I found running the Webinars and the content of the webinars themselves really informative! I met new people that I can keep in contact with as I move forward 

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?: Still working as a manager and freelance producer

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?:  Yes! Interning provides a triple whammy of opportunity! Gaining industry knowledge through access to MIIO itself, experience in an industry environment (with specific business goals) and being managed by someone with a wealth of experience and contacts in the music biz! 

Your Name: Alex Ray

When did you intern here?: 2019 (March - September)

What did you learn while you were here?: While interning at MIIO I learned a variety of skills such as PR, Social Media Marketing, Article Researching, Writing and Publishing as well as Photo & Video Editing. I've found my online and interpersonal communication skills have improved out of sight since interacting within the music industry. I've also gained a much more well rounded and coherent understanding of the business and legal sides of music which has allowed me to apply them into my own craft. Most of all my willingness to take on new challenges and form relationships benefited me in ways that I feel couldn't be written on a resume ?

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: It's certainly helped not only guide me into a career in the music industry but reinforced how my skillsets can be used in a creative workplace. MIIO has provided me with a sound knowledge in various business, marketing and legal aspects which I've found I have been naturally applying to my own music practice as well as my friends and colleagues.

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)? : I'm currently working as an independent music producer and songwriter! I work a really fun day job which has allowed me to fund my music endeavours and plan to go back to uni and study Marketing at QUT next year! I've also been lucky enough to attend a variety of conferences and work for festivals such as Splendour In The Grass due to my involvement with MIIO!

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: 100% would recommend! My experience with MIIO is one I'll take with me throughout my whole life, especially the relationships I made with my fellow colleagues! If you're a creative person with an authentic personality and a willingness to contribute you'll definitely be welcomed into the team! *The ability to execute a few funny jokes doesn't hurt either* ?

Your Name: Brianna Millers

When did you intern here?: March 2017 - June 2017

What did you learn while you were here?: Heaps! SEO, social media and marketing strategies, writing and editing skills and just general music industry knowledge

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Yes - it has helped me in the social media management element of my current role and allowed me to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of arts/entertainment based industries. 

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)? : Marketing/Entertainment industry roles. I am currently an Assistant/Junior Agent at NHM Group - a talent management agency that manages actors in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: I definitely would! I would say it's a great way to learn incredibly valuable skills and industry info and to become part of a friendly and helpful community of like-minded people!here...


Your Name: Aimee

When did you intern here?: Early - Mid 2016

What did you learn while you were here?: Crafting educational resources for the music industry, Trello organisational boards, Hootsuite Social Media Scheduling, WordPress and SEO skills, Networking

Did your experience interning here help you with your career? If so, how?: Yes, I use most if not all of these skills in my current job. Even though I have not pursued a career in music, my work in the not-for-profit sector has benefited from the skills, networks, and mentorship i received at MIIO. 

Since you left MIIO, what kinds of jobs have you had? Where do you work now? What is your current job title(s)?: After leaving MIIO, I furthered my PR experience at Footstomp Music, before leaving the music industry and discovering that my true passion lay in helping people. Now I work at Youngcare, a not-for-profit in Queensland who help young people with high care needs exit and avoid entering into inappropriate housing such as aged care. My role here is communications coordinator and along with writing appeals, social content and website/annual reports, I am involved with government relations, work closely with our PR rep and see a real difference in the lives of the people we help every day.

Would you recommend interning at MIIO to a friend or peer? What would you say to them?: Yes, 100%. Working under Martine was a dream come true for me. In the Brisbane music industry, she has been someone I have looked up to since we met in 2013. What she is doing in the education space for the music industry is incredible, and you will learn so much; when you are at MIIO, you do not just refine the skills needed every day in your career, but you have a mentor who will look out for you and offer guidance in any regard.

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