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ALR382 - Internship


2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in A325 - Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations), A325 - Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)
Work experience in industry: This is a Work Experience in Industry (WEI) unit.
Unit chair:B Kirby

ALR279 or equivalent or permission from unit chair



Incompatible with: ALC382


The Public Relations Internship unit is normally taken in the break between 2nd and 3rd years and is subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students must liaise with the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Experiential Learning Officer and should review the online information at http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/internships/domestic/index.php

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit offers students the opportunity to gain firsthand experience of public relations in the business world and to explore the practical applications of theories and case studies. It provides a framework from which students can assess their knowledge, skills and work preferences by participating in the practice of public relations. Internships assist with the networking vital to finding that first job.


Placement Report, 4000 words, 50%

Presentation, 5 minutes, 1600 words equivalent, 20%,

Career Planning, 2400 words, 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.