PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP

MAC3INT

2021

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 organisation's relationships to clients, audiences and other elements of media and communications professions. Internship opportunities will be advertised through this subject or students can self-source internships, but self-sourced internships must be approved by the subject coordinator before the student starts placement.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents 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, by completing a series of online modules. Students develop employability skills through working on their resume and cover letter, guided through the online modules, and use these to help secure a relevant internship. 120 hours of student placement in an approved workplace. Students complete a work diary and reflective essay that critically reflects on their internship, its contribution to their learning and how it will inform their ongoing practice. Students complete a work diary and reflective essay that critically reflects on their internship, its contribution to their learning and how it will inform their ongoing practice.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in ABMC (Bachelor of Media & Communication) or LWLMC (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication) or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMST3INT OR MSS3INT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required100 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical framework in which they are expected to work as a professional in the media industry and as representatives of La Trobe University on student placement.
02. Develop practical employability skills through securing a professional internship placement.
03. Apply professional communication skills developed across their La Trobe course to a professional workplace.
04. Demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to issues associated with workplace culture including, professional expectations, ethics, social and cultural diversity and personal responsibility.
05. Engage in independent learning and demonstrate self-awareness through active reflection.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Modules. Students must complete a series of modules before commencing their internship, including on professional conduct in the workplace, media law and copyright. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Internship Plan. Students must complete a pre-internship plan, including goal setting, and complete the paperwork required to start an industry placement. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Internship Report. Students must complete a critically reflective report that examines their learning experience during the internship. 2500 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Four 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Modules. Students must complete a series of modules before commencing their internship, including on professional conduct in the workplace, media law and copyright. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Internship Plan. Students must complete a pre-internship plan, including goal setting, and complete the paperwork required to start an industry placement. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Internship Report. Students must complete a critically reflective report that examines their learning experience during the internship. 2500 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Four 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Modules. Students must complete a series of modules before commencing their internship, including on professional conduct in the workplace, media law and copyright. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Internship Plan. Students must complete a pre-internship plan, including goal setting, and complete the paperwork required to start an industry placement. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Internship Report. Students must complete a critically reflective report that examines their learning experience during the internship. 2500 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 25 - 28
Four 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Modules. Students must complete a series of modules before commencing their internship, including on professional conduct in the workplace, media law and copyright. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Internship Plan. Students must complete a pre-internship plan, including goal setting, and complete the paperwork required to start an industry placement. 750 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Internship Report. Students must complete a critically reflective report that examines their learning experience during the internship. 2500 word equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5