PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP

MAC3INT

2020

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 ActivitiesN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 h 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/AN/AN/ANo20 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/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 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/AN/AN/ANo20 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/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Summer 2 , Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 2 - 5
Four 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 5 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/AN/AN/ANo20 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/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 28
Four 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 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/AN/AN/ANo20 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/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5