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ALJ321 - Journalism Internship

Unit details

Year2015 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)


ALJ111, ALJ112, ALJ216 and ALJ217 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

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.

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