Internships

Current Internship Opportunities

Students in the Faculty of Arts and Education have a range of opportunities available for course credit in Communication, Creative Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Apply for one of our Faculty-Led team internship programs, an independent internship opportunity, or find information how how to organise your own internship experience.

2020 Team Internship Programs

Applications for T3 Team internship programs will be announced here:

PROGRAMDETAILSAPPLICATION DATES
Communication Pod Team Internship Program

The Communication Pod will provide the opportunity to develop professional skills in a project-focused, agency-like environment, where you will work on a real project to produce a communications-based solution to a real industry brief.

Throughout your internship you will be supported by your project manager and an industry expert to help you exercise your skills in building a communications proposal and see your project come to life. You will receive guided training on your pitching and presentation skills, as well as build skills in negotiation, communication, teamwork, project management and more in preparation for your final pitch to your client at the end of the internship.

While this program isn't open for application yet - you are welcome to submit an expression of interest to be the first to hear program details when they are announced. To express your interest, please email artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au

Suitable for: Undergraduate or Postgraduate students studying a Communications course or major
This program has been approved to count towards the core internship unit option for any student in a Bachelor or Master of Communication

Apply now for Trimester 3

Applications close 25 October

International Internships (Virtual) - Indonesia

This internship program provides an opportunity for you to undertake a comprehensive online/virtual individual internship experience with an organisation located in one of the fastest growing capital cities in Southeast Asia - Jakarta, Indonesia. You will work closely with our approved third partner provider, International Internships, to secure a placement tailored to your discipline and interests.

This program will not only provide you with valuable international work experience but will also give you the chance to build the foundations of an exciting and dynamic career.

Suitable for: Undergraduate students studying a course Humanities or Social Science course or major:
This program is an approved 2020 international experience credit point for students within the Bachelor of International Studies.

Apply now for Trimester 3 individual internships

Team internships with not-for-profits (Freelancing HUB)

An exciting and innovative work-integrated learning initiative that offers internships within a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural team, developing a solution for a not-for-profit or community organisations. Each project team is assigned an experienced industry mentor/project manager.​ You will be matched to projects once you have applied and are selected.

Suitable for: All students
Some Freelancing HUB projects can be approved towards core internship units or international experience - ask the WIL team for more information

Apply now for Trimester 3 (2020) or Trimester 1 2021

Applications for T1/21 close December

Port Arthur Applied Heritage Program (AIM733)AIM733 Applied Heritage Project in 2020 will focus on the history of virtual experiences of Port Arthur through an analysis of the historic accounts and imagery, the development of a  ‘long-distance’ experience of the site through different media, and most recently the depictions of the site through digital interpretation and social media.

Suitable for: Postgraduate students studying Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Apply now for Trimester 3

Applications close 28 September

Independent Internships

Organising an independent internship with a host organisation that you choose is a great way to network directly with professionals working in your industry, and prepare for your graduate job search. Internships give you the opportunity to gain practical experience supervised by a professional in your discipline.

While most students will organise their own internship by reaching out to a host organisation directly, we do always have a number of internship opportunities available for you to apply for. Internship opportunities advertised on the Jobs and Internships Board have been pre-assessed for suitability, and will list the credit information directly in the internship listing.

To help you prepare, secure, and register your internship for credit in your course, we have prepared an easy 3-step guide: Internship Process for Students.

To check out current independent opportunities, check out the Jobs and Internships Board.


Internship Info Sessions

The WIL team host weekly internship info sessions to help guide you through your internship search and answer all of your questions. These sessions will walk you through each stage of the internship experience – starting with tips and tricks to help you source and secure one, and advice on how to identify opportunities that help you get ‘there’ from ‘here’. In the session, you will:

  • Find out how to plan your experience and decide your direction
  • Learn how to speak to host organisations, and start applying
  • Discuss where to find suitable internships
  • Find out your rights and responsibilities are, and how the WIL team supports you
  • Hear about past student’s successes (and things to avoid)
  • Receive priority lists of pre-approved internships waiting for your application
  • Receive tailored advice based on your own goals
  • Be able to ask questions and receive tailored advice

Sign up for an Internship Info session or book a one-on-one WIL consult


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