PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP

MAC3INT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students complete internships in the media, journalism and communications and related industries with a specific organisation. Students develop skills in accessing these networked industries from the perspective of an industry-ready future employee and undertake an in-depth experience of work as an emerging professional in the media and related fields. Students develop an understanding of issues internal to the organisation such as its goals, structure, management style and work practices. In addition, they acquire an understanding of the organisations relationships to clients, audiences and other elements of the media, communications and persuasive professions.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMark Civitella

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in ABMC (Bachelor of Media & Communication), ABSC or ABSCB (Bachelor of Strategic Communication) or ABJ (Bachelor of Journalism) or ABJS (Bachelor of Journalism Sport) or requires coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MST3INT, MSS3INT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at third-year level in ABSC and Bachelor of Arts (Bendigo) major in Strategic Communication.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students acquire knowledge and sensitivity to issues associated with workplace culture, including, insurance, confidentiality, ethics and personal responsibility.

Activities:
Students explore the legal and ethical framework in which they expected to work as a professional in the media industry and as representatives of La Trobe University on student placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Students develop improved inter-personal communication skills

Activities:
Students examine some basic techniques before their placement to improve their communication skills and to deal with criticism in the workplace.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Students examine their personal interests and professional goals in terms of appropriate placements opportunities

Activities:
Students maintain a reflective journal of all activity in this unit and engage in a pre and post-placement individual interview with subject coordinator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Students experience professional work.

Activities:
120 hours of student placement in an approved workplace.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Students prepare, plan and organise all the details, protocols of an individual professional internship placement.

Activities:
Students explore in seminars via documents, role-plays and case studies issues associated with contemporary work in the media industries.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Civitella

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
An internship report upon completion of 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 3000 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Feedback from the employer on the 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 1000 words)30 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Civitella

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
An internship report upon completion of 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 3000 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Feedback from the employer on the 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 1000 words)30 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Civitella

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
Three 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
An internship report upon completion of 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 3000 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Feedback from the employer on the 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 1000 words)30 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Civitella

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 28
Three 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
An internship report upon completion of 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 3000 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Feedback from the employer on the 120 hours internship placement (equivalent of 1000 words)30 01, 02, 04