Professional Communication Internship
The ALR382 Professional Communication Internship is a core unit for students A325 Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) or Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations).
Students must have successfully completed ALR279 Public Relations Management, or be enrolled in ALR279 for Trimester 2, 2017.
ALR382 Professional Communication Internship (2 credit points) is made up of two parts:
|PART 1 - Placement|
|October 2017 - February 2018|
160 hour work placement. Hours need to be completed no later than Friday 2 March, 2018.
|PART 2 - Weekly seminars|
|March - May 2018 (Trimester 1, 2018) Weekly seminars; placement reflection, industry guests and career development strategies.|
Students will only be able to self-enrol into ALR382 once they have registered the details of their placement and can demonstrate their 160 hours would be completed no later than Friday 2 March.
If a student commences an approved placement prior before end of Trimester 2 and upon result release do not pass the pre-requisite ALR279 Public Relations Management, their placement hours will be void and will not contribute towards their ALR382 Professional Communication Internship. Students in this position will be required to complete a new placement the following year, once they can demonstrate successful completion of ALR279.
Preparation and planning is key
Students will have the best success with their core placement if they commence their research and preparation for their placement early. Students are encouraged to start planning for their placement in July/August.
To be able to complete 'Part 2' weekly seminars in Trimester 1, 2018, students will have completed their 160 hour placement between October and February.
Below is a suggested timeline.
|When||Recommended tasks and activities|
|Now - August|
|August - October|
|October - February|
PART 1 - Placement
PART 2 - Weekly seminars