Faculty of Arts offers a suite of Internship Units titled ‘Arts Internship ATS3129‘ and ‘Arts International Internship ATS3130‘ that provides students in the Faculty an opportunity to gain valuable work experience along with credit towards their degree. The Internship units aim to complement and extend the discipline-based knowledge already gained by the student in an academic setting by providing meaningful opportunities for research and project work within the workplace. There are more options for internships with units based at School and Discipline level.
The internship benefits your study in many ways, including:
- providing the opportunity to put theory in practice;
- developing professional skills
- improving your networks
- gaining 12 credits towards your course
- promoting employability upon graduation
How does it Work?
The unit involves students undertaking a minimum of 144 hours equivalent placement in an approved organization as well as completing academic assessments. During this period the students would need to undertake work tasks as agreed upon between the organisation, the faculty, and the student.
The Faculty of Arts has partnerships with a wide variety of organisations. The internship can be taken anywhere in Australia or with an international organisation. These are internships negotiated, advertised and managed by the Faculty of Arts and developed via an agreement with the organisation concerned. Students will be required to apply to the Faculty and meet a set of selection criteria which has been negotiated between the Faculty and the organisation involved.
The application process may also involve an interview with the WIL Arts Team, Unit Coordinator and other appropriate members of staff (such as Major Coordinators).
Who is Eligible?
To access ATS3129 and ATS3130 internship, you need:
- A Distinction average (WAM 70)
- Completed 96 points of study with a minimum of 48 points in Arts
- Approval by the Major Coordinator if you wish the internship to count towards your major
Application and Approval Process
Step 1: Obtain course advice/progression check by:
Step 2: Select a suitable internship from:
Option A: the Arts Internship Listing. This listing of opportunities is regularly updated. This is a good place to start when considering what opportunities are available and how you might benefit.
Option B: Self -sourcing an internship. You may wish to approach a host organization of your own choosing. You can also review the External Projects for a range of options. See Self Sourced Internship Tips for more information.
Step 3: Complete the WIL Internship Proposal form (Undergraduate)
Step 4: If you have no elective free space and wish the internship counts towards a major study, obtain approval by the respective Major Coordinator
Step 5: Apply for your chosen internship option via the online WIL Internship Application
Please note, you will need to be logged into your Monash student portal or see the InPlace – Arts – Quick Reference Card.
You will need to attach the following documents to your application:
- Course Advice Confirmation
- WIL Internship Proposal Form
- Your Updated Resume
Step 6: Your application will be assessed by the Arts WIL Team. Please note that an interview may be required as part of the selection process.
Step 7: You will be advised of your application outcome by the Arts WIL Team. If successful, your enrolment will be automatically processed and you will be required to confirm in WES.
Step 8: Once you have received confirmation of enrolment you will have access to the relevant Moodle site where you will find details regarding your assessment tasks.