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To enrol in this unit, students must meet honours/postgraduate course entry requirements (for example completion of a 300 credit point undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline). Written permission from the course and unit coordinator is required to enter this unit for both honours and postgraduate students. The internship process can take some weeks to finalise. Students are therefore advised to consult with the unit coordinator as early as possible before the commencement of semester. The unit is offered subject to staff availability.


In this unit students will undertake an internship of no less than ten days with an industry provider to gain workplace experience. They will critically analyse a relevant industry or industry-related problem. To be accepted into this unit students are required to arrange an internship in consultation with the Unit Coordinator by the end of the first week of semester. Students must gain approval of the Course and Unit Coordinators to enroll in this unit.

Summary 2021

Unit name Professional Internship
Unit code HEJ608
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr. Claire Konkes

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the current debates and developments in strategic communication relevant to the sector in which you complete your internship.
  2. Integrate and apply theory to media and communication practice and the workplace realities and challenges specific to your industry specialisation.
  3. Produce media content that is acceptable to industry standards.
  4. Critically reflect on and discuss your workplace experiences and the content you have produced in the context of major theories and key concepts in media and communication.




Written permission of the Course and Unit Coordinators.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

Self-directed. Students will be in regular consultation with the Unit Coordinator.


Task 1: Portfolio, 2000 words and work samples (60%)

Task 2: Essay, 2500 words (40%)

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