Radio rookie: SCA announces winner of Graduation Internship Award

• AFTRS partners again with Southern Cross Austereo for the appointment of a new intern

The recipient of the 2018 SCA Graduation Internship Award has been announced.

For the third year, one talented graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School’s flagship Graduate Diploma of Radio course has been selected and will be hosted in a special internship with Southern Cross Austereo (SCA).

This year’s winner is Katie Fleming.

SCA’s head of regional content Mickey Maher said the award aims to offer real hands-on experience, working within one of the biggest media companies in the country.

“We are thrilled and honoured to again be able to continue to offer an AFTRS student this opportunity,” said Maher.

“SCA is committed to recruiting and developing people who have the potential to be the best in their field and this program is a great foundation to kick-start their future careers in the industry.”

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The award will include six weeks’ full-time paid employment for Fleming at a regional radio station owned by SCA.

AFTRS acting head of radio Jess Campanaro said the award reflects the school’s close ties with SCA over many years.

“SCA offers a wonderful career path for radio professionals and is the largest commercial radio employer of AFTRS Radio graduates,” said Campanaro.

“AFTRS is pleased to have this award available for our most talented graduands and feel it further strengthens our commitment to provide industry-ready radio professionals right across the country.”

Mickey Maher says the hope is that the internship opportunity leads to employment.

Top Photo: 2018 SCA internship recipient Katie Fleming

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