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MECO6928: Media and Communication Internship

This Department of Media and Communications (MECO) capstone unit of study offers Master degree students a placement with a host organisation, for 20 days (140 hours), in roles related to their degree. Internships provide work-integrated learning opportunities to enhance employability. Typical placement tasks include multi-media content creation, social media communication, digital media design and engagement, public relations and client-facing media, editing and publishing, health promotion and marketing.

Code MECO6928
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
48 credit points including 18 credit points of core units from Media Practice or Publishing or Strategic Public Relations or Health Communication or Digital Communication and Culture degree tables
MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6932 or MECO6935 or MECO6947

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply knowledge and skills developed in the degree program to complete scheduled tasks in specific organisational settings, and be able to explain the concept of work-integrated learning.
  • LO2. Critically reflect and comment on the process of integrating degree and workplace learning, and evaluate its impact on your employability.
  • LO3. Research and write an industry report exploring the employment outlooks for digital, media, and communication professionals, and evaluate one or more current issues and/or challenges in your specific industry sector.
  • LO4. Create conceptual media production that supports professional practice, networking and/or job-seeking, scrutinise, and evaluate the challenges of maintaining a professional online presence.
  • LO5. Be familiar with the ethical issues and professional relationships encountered in media and communications industry settings, and be able to explain their importance.
  • LO6. Present information clearly and succinctly in written, oral, and visual forms.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.