Course Title: Media and Communication Major Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media and Communication Major Internship

Credit Points: 24

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Francesca Rendle-Short

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9052

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Equivalent to the completion of two years of undergraduate study in a media and communication professional discipline.

Course Description

Media & Communication Major Internship helps you develop skills to create, negotiate and broker your own internship opportunity with support and advice from RMIT staff, then gain work experience in your field of practice. It prepares you for employment after you graduate, making you ‘work-ready’, flexible and adaptable. Your internship will be of 75-80 hours duration and can be with either a local or international employer. You get a chance to pitch your ideas and report back on your experience to your peers and a staff/industry panel.

Industry Internship Information
An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each internship (local and international). International internships must be registered and processed through RMIT Global Mobility. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to Changes or cancellation of WIL activities in the WIL Guideline.



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Communicate and interact effectively in professional contexts using diverse formats and strategies to a range of audiences.
  • Develop and extend your leadership ability through constructive collaboration and teamwork, demonstrating cultural and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

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

  • Identify where your skills and capabilities intersect effectively with the needs of industry.
  • Apply and practice good communication skills in a variety of professional and/or cultural contexts.
  • Apply your developing professional skills and knowledge in order to engage with a workplace environment in your field.
  • Reflect and evaluate where your experiences might lead you professionally, for future employment.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that may involve a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, work experience, individual and group activities.

The course involves formal classes both before and after the internship, which initially prepare you for undertaking the work experience, then allow you to evaluate and share the knowledge and skills you have gained from the process.

You can expect to receive industry/community feedback.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment