WIL integrates academic learning with practical workplace experiences.
Providing the opportunity to work within industry is a cornerstone of RMIT University’s approach to industry-relevant education and a key point of engagement and connection between RMIT and industry.
RMIT School of Media and Communication currently places around 600 students each year with multiple industry partners in Australia and overseas. Our internship students come from Advertising, Animation and Interactive Media, Communication, Professional Communication, Digital Media, Journalism, Media, Music, Public Relations, Screenwriting, Sound Production, and Writing and Editing.
- Journalism student Finbar O’Mallon talks about his work placement at the Japan Times in Tokyo
- Radio Station RSN927 establishes the Steve Cairns Memorial Internship prize
To find out whether your opportunity is suitable, details on students seeking placements and how to prepare to host a student, please download the RMIT Media and Communication Internship Guide for Industry Partners (PDF 240 KB).
Once you have read the guide, please complete the Media and Communication Internship and Work Enquiry.
Postgraduate Research Internships
Postgraduate Research Internships are typically short-term (4-5 month) tightly focused research projects by Masters by Research and PhD candidates. These are funded by the industry partner and may attract government funding if eligible. They provide access to industry mentors and academic supervisors with specialist disciplinary knowledge, and are a platform for industry to engage with and attract talent into their organisations.
Enquire about Postgraduate Research Internships: email@example.com
Projects and Studio Projects
The RMIT School of Media and Communication boasts an ‘integrated scholarship’ studio-based teaching model which brings students across several year levels or disciplines to work together on industry briefs and projects. As one of RMIT’s largest schools, nearly all of our 6000 students in campuses across Australia, Vietnam and Spain participate in such projects with industry partners. Some recent and current projects include:
Working with the Emerging Writers Festival, students from VE, HE and HDR across numerous disciplines produced a beautiful book in 9 days. This was a brilliantly conceived and executed project that combined direct industry engagement in a highly public forum, with students working in a real context under significant pressure. The public 'reading' and event at a great venue in the city was key dissemination of the work that celebrated the achievements of the project.
9 Slices video
REMIT Music enables students to form their own industry connections through student-led organisation of music events both on RMIT City Campus and into Melbourne's live music venues and the production of a resource rich blog.
Students lead successful campus music events
LIVE @ Bakehouse Studios
This remarkable project puts students right into the action of the Melbourne live music scene and allows them to work alongside experts in their field. Held over many weeks at Bakehouse Studios, the project involves staff and staff and students from four separate programs: Live Production & Technical Services, Sound Production, Television Production and Photo Imaging.
Sun God Replica and Taipan Tiger Girls performing live at Bakehouse
Hear a Gold Class recording from the Bakehouse project
Victoria Police Pedestrian Safety Animations
This fantastic project works on a Victoria Police initiative to address a real problem confronting the City of Boroondara around road safety of its elderly population. Three groups of Animation students worked with Police Officers, Local Government and the community to produce animations that were targeted at three distinct age groups of kids. The results have been fully adopted by all partners.
Find out more about the Victoria Police Pedestrian Safety Animation Project