Internship Program

Interns Kelly Barbarossa, Purvi Bidasaria and Jonothan Cao with CCP General Arts Manager Sally Lewis at CCP’s June Networking Event.

For seven years, the Chippendale Creative Precinct has jump-started the careers of budding artists, curators, arts administrators, creative facilitators, arts directors, marketers, Public Relators, event coordinators and graphic designers. Graduates of our program have gone on to work for national and international institutions such as VIVID, Destination New South Wales, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Blue Sky Design Group, Sydney Bienale, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Liverpool Street Gallery, Budd Street Gallery (the list goes on) and as contemporary art makers of all kinds.

CCP is the perfect platform for students looking to further their course work through practical insight into the operation of a not-for-profit Arts Organisation. CCP has previously teamed up with Notre Dame University, UTS, National Art School, Sydney College of Fine Art, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, UNSW Art & Design and Australian Institute of Music in an effort give comprehensive industry experience to a new generation of Arts Professionals. The Internship Program offers students extensive industry, networking and team-working experience as well as guidance in professional development and career discovery. Interns at the CCP develop industry-specific skills in marketing, event management, curation, PR, arts writing, project development, administration, philanthropy and the running of a contemporary commercial art gallery.

The benefits of the program to all CCP businesses are extensive; as it offers an opportunity to increase your company’s profile, strengthen your industry’s future talent pool and grants you access to fresh thinking and innovative students.

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“I spent three months interning part time for the Chippendale Creative Precinct in 2017. As the CCP works across so many amazing and different initiatives, the internship program offers a diverse range of projects to work on. There are great opportunities to work across arts administration, marketing, event planning and design.

More hands on than most internships, the program provides excellent opportunities to help develop professional and employable skills. For example, I was given the opportunity to curate a space for the Chinese New Year Festival on Kensington St, assist in a hugely successful fundraising art auction, write EDMs and press releases and also run a social media channel. As everyone is working on such practical tasks, it’s very rewarding to see your work come to life. Interning for CCP really helped broaden my skills and encouraged me to think creatively and resourcefully. Having just completed a Bachelor of Art Theory, History & Criticism, interning for CCP allowed me to actually practice all that I had learned in a professional context.

My favourite aspect of the internship program was working alongside such a close-knit, talented team. Nicky and the other interns all formed an incredibly supportive, positive work environment. Whilst everyone had different passions and skills, we were all working towards the common goal of promoting creativity in the Chippendale area. I felt a strong sense of pride seeing how each CCP project and event positively impacted the area.
I highly recommend the internship program for arts, events management and marketing students or anyone looking to gain or develop skills specifically in arts administration.”

– Hannah Van Der Velden, May 2017

“From January to April 2017, I interned at Chippendale Creative Precinct and Kensington Contemporary Gallery. The majority of projects I worked on were graphic design based, but I also got the opportunity to push myself in areas that I have not had as much experience in, including social media management. My skills as a designer and a member of a team grew tremendously, as did my communication skills and confidence. Experimentation, creativity, and boldness were always encouraged, and constructive criticism was helpful and only allowed me to grow and learn more. My time at CCP has been eye-opening in that I have left with a more definite idea of what career path I wish to pursue, and a greater understanding of the inner-workings of creative companies and industries. Being part of such a friendly and supportive team and environment made my internship so much more enriching, and CCP is a wonderfully creative environment in which students and young adults seeking internships, regardless of background or experience, can learn a tremendous amount and flourish.”
– Nina Szewczyk April, 2017

“Interning for the CCP exposed me to the multifaceted art industry where I had the opportunity to hone my skills in my area, and develop others in marketing, event organisation, social media, curating, and art administration. I relished this opportunity as it has provided me a scope of knowledge and experience that I can transfer to my degree in design, and eventually reflect in my career.”

“The BU Sydney Internship Program really values its partnership with the Chippendale Creative Precinct. Over the years, the CCP internship program has provided countless Boston University students with the opportunity to develop their professional skill-sets through meaningful and hands-on internships. The CCP team consistently provides students with a dynamic and worthwhile professional experience tailored to their skills and interests.”
– Boston University (24/03/2017) 

“During my 5 months at CCP I was given the opportunity to work on a number of diverse and interesting projects. In doing so, was exposed to many different aspects of the arts, marketing and events management, and was given an invaluable insight into the the industry. I found that throughout my time at CCP I was able to build on my existing skills, as well as learn innumerable new ones. I was also given the freedom and autonomy to work on projects that I found interesting, but was also mentored and given support when needed. I know that the things I learned at CCP will translate into so many different fields, and I’m so grateful to have had such a rewarding and enriching experience.”
– Mikaela Dery (23/12/2016) 

“During 6 months with the CCP, I encountered a wealth of experience working behind the scenes in the arts, as well as professional confidence to take into the industry. My focus was marketing, I was able to learn and hone skills in writing for media and social campaigns, and see real results from my own input into CCP initiatives. Nicky Ginsberg heads an extremely cohesive, tight and passionate team, and it was a great experience to be a part of the planning and delivery of the Chippendale New World Arts Prize. It’s hard to say Chippendale is ‘up and coming’ anymore – it’s a buzzing creative and cultural hub, and something very special to be a part of with the CCP.”
– Emilia Batchelor (18/08/2015)