Internship at
Beach House Pictures Singapore

Doc Edge, Beach House Pictures (Singapore) and the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono are excited to announce a new internship for documentary filmmakers which will see them working with one of Asia’s leading production houses in Singapore.

About the internship

Doc Edge, Beach House Pictures (Singapore) and Asia New Zealand Foundation are excited to announce an new internship for a documentary filmmaker with 2-5 years’ work experience to apply for the opportunity to undertake a two month internship with Beach House Pictures in Singapore.

This internship, with one of Asia’s leading production houses, will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to learn, experience and develop co-production documentary projects between New Zealand and Asia in a supportive, international setting.

The 2019 application round has closed for this internship. The next application round will be in mid-2020.

About Doc Edge

Doc Edge is run by Documentary NZ Trust, NZ’s national documentary organisation. Established in 2004 as a not-for-profit body, it advocates for documentary filmmaking and runs Doc Edge International Film Festival, Doc Edge Forum & Pitch, Doc Edge Clinics, Doc Edge Schools, Doc Edge On-Demand.

It works to increase opportunities and international collaborations through new initiatives to increase funding and support for documentary makers. Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival is an Academy Award ® film festival and the winners of the best international local awards are considered for consideration at the Oscars.

About Beach House Pictures

Singapore-headquartered Beach House Pictures (BHP) has produced such highly rated series as the Sir David Attenborough narrated Wild City (CNA), Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 (Starworld, Fox International), China From Above (Nat Geo), MasterChef Singapore, (Channel 5, MediaCorp) and Ed Stafford: First Man Out (Discovery International).

Together with its teams in the US, Canada, China, Australia and Taiwan, it has built a reputation for creating new and exciting factual content that is watched worldwide. To date, BHP has produced over 500 hours of HD and UHD content, across a wide variety of genres – from travel to science, kids to reality formats and food to wildlife.

From 2014, BHP expanded its capabilities and brand by launching four new divisions – Beach House Kids (children’s content), Beach House Entertainment (drama, formats), Beach House Studios (animation, VR/AR) and Beach House Labs (Digital, Branded).

BHP is a multiple international awards winner and has been credited for four consecutive years, (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) in Realscreen Television’s Global 100 list of the world’s most innovative and influential production companies.

Internship eligibility

We are looking for talented mid-career individuals who have an idea/s for documentary co-production projects between New Zealand and Asia and a connection with the region.

We welcome applicants committed to further their professional development and, in particular, welcome gender and ethnic diversity.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • be 18 years of age or over
  • be NZ citizens or permanent residents
  • have 2 – 5 years industry experience
  • have an idea or proposal for a documentary co-production project between NZ and Asia.


How to apply

The 2019 application round has closed for this internship. The next application round will be in mid-2020.

Internship terms and conditions

Reporting requirements:

Foundation interns are expected to:

  • write a 600-word article with accompanying photos on their internship that will appear on the Foundation’s website (to be submitted during the internship) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.
  • seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand
  • remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Sharing the experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

Read the full Terms and Conditions (PDF- 418KB)


For more information phone BoBae Wilson on 09 369 5014