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RED Creative+ Graphic Design Intern

RED Creative+ is the design agency of the Queensland Rugby Union. We service the organisation and its assets by developing and executing marketing and advertising strategies. We are an agency that specialises in Sports Marketing with one of our assets being a professional Rugby team that compete the International Super Rugby Competition.

A Graphic Design Internship position has become available within the hard-working, motivated team of sports-loving individuals. It is essential that the applicant has relevant experience or is currently studying in the fields of graphic design or marketing. Having an interest in sport, particularly Rugby is preferable.

Our internships are quarterly. Contracts are subject to change depending on performance and availability.

General Daily Tasks Include:

  • Working in a team to execute campaigns and digital strategies
  • End-to-end management of creative briefs (from planning through to design and execution)
  • Assisting the marketing team with the development of strategic marketing plans and the brainstorming of innovative ideas
  • Developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites
  • Working within the guidelines of our brand
  • Designing and developing art for various mediums such as print, web, video.

Desired Skills / Qualifications

  • A qualification in graphic design or similar. Can be a student.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise work accordingly
  • High attention to detail
  • Can work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to contribute fresh, creative and innovative ideas

Queensland Rugby is a fast-paced working environment and offers a 'real world' work experience. We are located in Herston in Brisbane’s inner-north. The position is unpaid and will begin in January 2017. If you are interested, please email your CV to Queensland Rugby Marketing Services Coordinator – Shantelle Jackson at Shantelle.Jackson@redsrugby.com.au.



Queensland Rugby Media Interns

Opportunities for work experience in the Queensland Rugby Union Media Department have become available at Queensland Rugby’s Ballymore headquarters. We are seeking a number of highly motivated, multi-skilled individuals who are available for one to two days a week, to work with the QRU Media Department, as well as assist our BLK Queensland Premier Rugby clubs. It is preferable for the applicant to have relevant experience in / be currently studying in the fields of journalism or communications. An understanding of and passion for Rugby is desirable.

General daily tasks will include:

  • Assist with the production of media releases, web stories, match reports and feature articles relevant to different aspects of Queensland Rugby.
  • Assist with management of Queensland Rugby’s different social media accounts.
  • Assist to deliver the communication strategy around Queensland Premier Rugby for both the QRU. Individuals will be assigned to clubs to assist them with communications and marketing, with the guidance of QRU Media Coordinator Brendan Hertel who will oversee communications for Premier Rugby.
  • Assist the media department with the delivery of communication strategy for Women’s Rugby.
  • Assist the media department with the delivery of the communication strategy for Schoolboys Rugby.
  • Assist the media department with the delivery of the communication strategy for Regional Rugby.
  • Assist the media department with game day operations for St.George Queensland Reds home games.

Queensland Rugby is a fast-paced working environment and offers a 'real world' work experience. We are located in Herston in Brisbane’s inner-north. The position is unpaid and will begin in January 2017. If you are interested, please email your CV to Queensland Rugby Media Coordinator – Brendan Hertel at brendan.hertel@redsrugby.com.au.



Internship Outcomes

By the end of 2017, to the satisfaction of the Communications Manager and the Media Coordinator, interns will learn how to:

  • Shoot and edit video content
  • Shoot action and editorial photos as well as edit them for media use
  • Deliver high quality written editorial and feature content for use in print and online publications.


Testimonial – Sam Phillips | News Limited Crime Reporter | 2014 QRU Media Intern

What started as a job writing about Norths and the occasional Brothers home game in 2013 quickly turned into a fully-fledged internship in 2014, which has led me to my current position as a crime reporter at The Courier Mail.

While I finished the back half of my journalism degree at the University of Queensland, I was doing two days of work a week at Ballymore, as well as social media coverage of all Reds game days.

Towards the end of 2014 I was also lucky enough to be handed the chance to handle media operations for Brisbane City for a few weeks while Tom Kennedy was on leave. This culminated in a trip to Perth for a memorable win, which remains one of the highlights of my career to date.

There is no doubt that I would never have been considered for a graduate position at The Courier Mail in December 2014 if I did not have the QRU internship on my resume.

I now cover crime for the paper but I still report on the Reds when our usual scribe, Jim Tucker, has a day off or is on leave.

While the internship will help you fine tune your writing skills, show you the ins and outs of social media coverage and help you gather a general sense for how the journalism industry works, any media operator worth the shoes he or she is wearing will tell you that this game is all about who you know.

The chance to mingle with other members of the media, players, coaches and staff within the QRU is perhaps the most valuable aspect of this internship on the whole.

I never imagined that I would be able to walk straight into a metro newsroom at the age of 20, as I did in December 2014, and I truly have this internship to thank for that.