Course Title: Journalism Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Journalism Internship

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 1 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Stephanie Markidis

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 7408

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, Level 4

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Comm1045: Television Journalism; Comm1046: Advanced Print Reporting; Comm1044: Radio Journalism; Comm1049: Online Journalism

Course Description

This core final-year course will give you practical experience in a professional newsroom or workplace. In addition to your practical placement, you will attend a series of seminars throughout the semester to prepare you for your placements and for the workplace following graduation.

The course is designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

- Demonstrate the cognitive, research, analytical, critical thinking, communication and presentation skills required for undergraduate study and professional practice.

- Be able to apply the ethics and regulations which govern modern media and communication practice.

- The ability to recognise news and to apply critical thinking, analytical skills and ethical practice in the gathering and presentation of news within the context of the professional requirements and demands of the multi-media newsroom.

- The professional skills to work in a converged, multi-media newsroom and the ability to adapt to future changes in newsroom practice.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

-explore the expectations of the professional workplace and what employers expect in professional journalistic practice.

- develop techniques to assist in improving your presentation to future employers.

- identify correct newsroom etiquette and how to present and conduct yourself in the workplace.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include some in-class work, an electronic portfolio including your resume and samples of your journalism work, and preparation for your placement.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on yor development against the program capabilities.Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.