Internship II (Placement & Research)

Subject MULT90019 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Between 20 - 25 days placement. Occasional academic supervision before, during and after the placement to be determined in consultation with the subject coordinator, and participation in seminars as required.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Between 20 - 25 days placement
Total Time Commitment:



Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications); or the completion of the first 100 points of the Master of Publishing and Communications, Master of Global Media and Communication, Master of Arts & Cultural Management. Students who have already completed an internship subject must obtain the approval of the course coordinator to enrol in this subject.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have previously completed 106-519 Internship, 760-525 Internship II (Year Long), 760-526 Internship II (Semester Long), or MULT90025 Internship III (Placement and Research) are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Kate Macneill, Dr Mark Davis, Dr Stephanie Brookes, Mr Emmett Stinson


Beth Driscoll

Subject Overview:

Students enrolled in this subject will be assisted to find a placement in a professional working environment where they will gain direct exposure to professional practice in their chosen field. They will work between 100 to 200 hours under the guidance of a senior staff member, with additional support from the subject co-ordinator. As well as taking part in the host organisation's day-to-day work, students will undertake a research project of concrete and practical benefit to the host organisation or the broader industry. The research topic will be negotiated between the student, the organisation's management and the subject co-ordinator. Students seeking to undertake the research internship in their current place of employment must consult the subject coordinator.


Upon successful completion students will have:

  • acquired an extensive knowledge of the conditions, cultures and practices of a range of workplaces;
  • developed skills in conducting effective and timely research, analysis and report-writing;
  • gained practical vocational experience in an industry setting;
  • applied professional concepts, frameworks and techniques in a vocational setting;
  • gained significant insight into the complexities of professional decision making and management; and
  • developed a capacity to critically evaluate their experience and to share their findings through written and oral reports.

Written work of 8500 words 70% and a 1500 word reflective journal assignment 30% (due at the end of the placement).

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Upon successful completion students will have:

  • advanced their communication skills through contributions to seminar discussions and presentations, and participation in workplace-based discussions and reporting sessions;
  • developed their research, analytical and writing skills;
  • expanded their conceptual skills and creative thinking;
  • increased their capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaboration with the workplace mentor and other staff; and
  • developed their time management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements and work placement commitments.
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
100 Point Master of Global Media Communication
100 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
150 Point Master of Global Media Communication
150 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Master of Global Media Communication
200 Point Master of Publishing and Communications

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