Applications now open for Neighbours internship

8 Jul 2016 By Media Super Team


The Equity Foundation, the professional development arm of actors’ union MEAA Equity, is giving one lucky acting student the opportunity to work alongside the cast and crew of Australia’s longest running TV drama, Neighbours

The one-week internship will provide the unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of this television production and spend time with key cast members as well as the casting, wardrobe, scheduling, script, art, make-up and editing departments. 

Neighbours producer Natalie Lynch says: “Neighbours and FremantleMedia is thrilled to work with MEAA on this fantastic initiative and we can't wait to welcome the successful applicant to the show.” 

Media Super CEO Graeme Russell says: “Some of Media Super’s higher-profile members have gone on to great success through being part of the Neighbours alumni. It’s an Australian institution that employs talented members of the Media Super community on screen, behind the camera and in production. We’re rapt to support the Equity Foundation and FremantleMedia in providing a paid internship that will be a significant boost to an emerging performer looking to build a long and successful career.” 

The internship will be offered to a full-time drama student in their last year of formal study at an accredited drama school in Australia or New Zealand. The successful applicant will be paid at the appropriate award rate. Accommodation and return flights to Melbourne will be covered, if necessary, together with a small stipend each day. 

Applicants are required to submit a self-test and must be members of MEAA Equity for consideration. 

Applications close on Sunday 31 July 2016.

For further information about the internship and to apply, please visit the Equity Foundation site