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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
Prerequisites:
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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
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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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.