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ALJ321 - Journalism Internship

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3 Internship unit

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Work experience in industry: This is a Work Experience in Industry (WEI) unit.
Unit chair:P Bethell
Campus contact:

P Bethell (Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online))

K Hess (Warrnambool)


All three units: ALJ111, ALJ112, ALJ216 and permission from the unit chair.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours in conjunction with host organisation.


Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and enrolment is subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should look at the Faculty Student Mobility website information ( and are strongly advised to complete the pre internship modules: Once the modules are completed then contact the Unit Chair ( before making an application to enrol.



This unit allows Journalism students to carry out work experience in a journalism workplace. The work experience destination can be at the initiative of the student or made available through Deakin’s work experience partnerships with newsrooms across a range of different news media titles including the Geelong Advertiser, Metro Media,Leader Newspapers, Warrnambool Standard, Channel Nine, Network Ten, ABC and WIN TV News. Each internship is individual and may include work for newspapers, radio, TV or online news media. Students will be expected to observe, take part in and reflect on the work of an industry newsroom.


Internship report 50%

Internship folio 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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