Shine Australia renews intern program

20 August, 2014 by Press Release

Shine Australia and the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) have today announced the continuation of the Shine Australia Intern Program.

Following the successful first year of the program in 2014 when an internship was offered to AFTRS Foundation student Luke Davis next year Shine Australia is offering two internships to AFTRS graduates, one from the Foundation program and a second to a Graduate Diploma Editing student.


Mark Fennessy, Shine Australia CEO said “Shine is committed to fostering creativity and nurturing bright new talent within the industry. Our first AFTRS intern, Luke Davis, has impressed us enormously with his talent and commitment across a wide range of production duties and experiences. His own journey has now begun towards an exciting and successful career. The high quality of AFTRS Graduates has really encouraged us towards increasing our support for these creative young Australians.“

This year the graduates selected for the internships will work across a range of Shine Australia projects and departments.

Sandra Levy, CEO AFTRS said: “This is an incredible opportunity for two of our graduates to work within one of Australia’s most successful and prolific production companies – something every one of our students strives for. We are very grateful to Shine Australia for partnering with AFTRS on this on-going internship program. The school constantly seeks to expose our students to best industry practice and professional opportunities through the quality of our teaching staff who are drawn from the industry and internships such a these.”

About Shine Australia:

Shine Australia is part of the Shine Group, one of the world's fastest-growing and most successful creators and producers of media and entertainment brands.

Shine Australia was formed in January 2010 to produce premium scripted and unscripted content, and is led by CEOs Mark Fennessy and Carl Fennessy.

Based in Sydney, Shine Australia’s team comprises proven leaders in television and digital production whose shows have become rating hits. Shine Australia’s slate represents the most exciting and popular programming on Australian free-to-air networks and subscription TV channels – programs such as The Voice, The Voice Kids, The Bachelor, MasterChef, The Biggest Loser, Australia’s Next Top Model, Beauty And The Geek, Aussie Pickers and Location, Location, Location.

Shine has also expanded into scripted drama with a handful of new commissions – the first of these aired on the Seven Network earlier this year, INXS Never Tear Us Apart.

About AFTRS:

As the national screen arts and broadcast school, the Australian Film Television and Radio School is the only institution of its kind in the country – with professional, industry standard, film, television, radio and production facilities all under one roof.

It is dedicated to nurturing and preparing the next generation of Australian screen storytellers, broadcasters and digital practitioners and delivers courses across the nation.