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WE'RE TRANSFORMING GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS AND ENDING UNPAID EXPLOITATION
At NNC, our unwavering determination fuels our quest to revolutionise graduate internships and obliterate unpaid graduate internships. We champion equal opportunities for all graduates, regardless of their background.
By establishing the Internship Minimum Standards, we ensure fair treatment and compensation for interns. Our self-guided internship programme empowers interns with resources and support, while our list of signees offers outstanding opportunities. Together, let's build a brighter future for graduates across the globe!
RUN A FAIR AND EQUITABLE GRADUATE INTERNSHIP:
It’s our aim to do the hard work for you. We’re setting precedents, providing resources and guides, and taking the lead on a new future for graduate internships.
If you’re an employer:
Read our guide on how to host a graduate intern. Then, head to our very own internship program template – free for you to use with your next intern.
If you’re a graduate:
Read our guide on how to land an internship opportunity. They’re not magic words, but they are great practical paragraphs of advice that help you to know where you stand and what to do.
If you’re an educator:
We can help you to educate your future creatives over their rights and how to be treated fairly and paid their worth. Check out our role-play program.
SIGN THE STANDARDS >
Be prepared, be reasonable, pay fairly and understand your responsibilities. The Minimum Standards were developed by the Internships Change Group with expertise and advice provided by Interns Australia.
By joining our community of businesses making the pledge to deliver the bare minimum of paid internships, you can help pressure those who exploit and take advantage of graduates.
And grads, if you’re searching for an internship, check out the list of those who have already signed.
Below you can find a selection of the businesses who have already signed up (and at the bottom of this page, the complete list).
LOOKING FOR A ROLE? GET A CONFIDENCE BOOST WITH OUR INTERVIEW ROLE-PLAYS
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We’ve partnered with industry leaders, studio owners, hiring managers and educators to develop a safe scenario to practice one of the most feared conversations you’ll have – the interview.
You see, polishing your portfolio is only half the solution to landing yourself that dream opportunity. And contrary to more traditional beliefs, the other half ISN’T doing anything you can (like free work) to get your foot in the door.
We’ve developed a role-play program where anyone looking for a graduate intern opportunity can learn what their entitled to, how they can ask for it, and then practice with real-life studio owners. It’s the perfect dry run.
Students / graduates: If you’d like the opportunity to try for yourself, please let your education institution know to get in contact with us, or drop us the name of your course lead or lecturer and we’ll follow up on your behalf.
Educators: We can help take care of that extra level or job-ready preparation for you. Our role-play program comes with a lecture for your students and the match-making of students with studio owners. Or you have to worry about is dealing with their newfound level of confidence when you see them next.