Students enrolled in an Arts degree are able to gain academic credit and practical workplace experience through several work-integrated learning programs. Internships and Placements are an ideal way for the university to combine theoretical, classroom-based learning with experiential learning that prepares students for work in the real-world after the completion of their studies.
What is an Internship/Placement?
An internship/placement is an experience in which a student learns by taking on a responsible role as a worker in an organisation and by observing and reflecting on what happens while there. Internships are many things to many people. They can range from working with a member of the State Parliament to working with teen-age runaways, to working in a hospital, behind the scenes at a television station or building a school in a developing nation. The possibilities are endless!
Internship or Placement Units in the Faculty of Arts allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain practical experience in their field prior to graduation, while gaining academic credits towards their degree.
Why should I do a internship? What can it do for me?
Test the waters. A internship is a way to try out a possible career in order to pinpoint your area of interest.
Gain employment experience. It is a chance to develop and extend your skills. Students with internship experience are more competitive in the job hunt. It has become a must in today’s job market to demonstrate interest and experience in your chosen field.
Establish contacts. Through a internship, you will have the opportunity to make valuable career contacts, network with professionals in your field, and possibly develop a mentor relationship.
Apply your knowledge. A internship experience can add more meaning to academic study by giving you the chance to integrate theories learned in class with real life situations.
Take charge of your education. A internship is a way for you to direct your learning. You decide what you would like to learn, how you intend to learn it, and how you will synthesize your experience with your academic knowledge.
- Internships in the Faculty of Arts allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain practical experience in their field prior to graduation, while gaining academic credits towards their degree. There are several units being offered by the different Schools in the Faculty of Arts that have a Work Integrated Learning component. Students should seek course advice from Arts ... Read more
- From 2014 the Faculty of Arts will introduce a suite of new Elite Internship Units titled ‘Arts Internship’ and ‘Arts International Internship’ that will provide students in the Faculty an opportunity to gain valuable work experience along with credits towards their degree. These units will be in addition to the existing internship units based at ... Read more