Students enrolled in an Arts degree are able to gain academic credit and practical workplace experience through several work-integrated learning programs. Internships 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?
An internship is an experience in which a student learns by undertaking 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 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 Units in the Faculty of Arts allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain practical experience in their field prior to graduation, while also 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 of experiencing a possible career option.
Gain employment experience. It is a chance to develop and extend your skills. Students with internship experience are more competitive in the job market. It has become an advantage in today’s job market as it demonstrates your keen 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 as it gives 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.
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