Internships mutually benefit your organisation and our students by encouraging an exchange of ideas and current work practices.

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The only thing more interesting than learning about the media is actually playing a part in producing it. RMIT gave me the tools necessary to thrive in a modern, digital-first newsroom. Work placements were a crucial part of this process.

Broede Carmody - Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), Journalist, The Age

Australian and international organisations host more than 600 RMIT Media and Communication students each year.

How to host an intern

1. Read

2. Register

  • Complete the registration form.
  • You will receive a response from the Industry Partnerships and WIL team within 1–2 days regarding the suitability of your placement.
  • We circulate your internship to students best suited to your needs.

3. Select and Prepare

  • Your organisation receives applications from students and you carry out your selection processes.
  • Start dates, work schedules and location arrangements are determined between you and the student. Your selected student will advise their maximum hours. Unpaid hours for an RMIT WIL placement vary between 80­–200, depending on the student’s program, and cannot be extended.
  • Your organisation assigns a supervisor and prepares materials and procedures relevant to the work assignment. Roles, responsibilities and learning outcomes are verbally discussed between you and the student.

4. The RMIT WIL Agreement

  • The student prepares the RMIT WIL Agreement document, noting number of hours, dates and location arrangements on the Agreement.
  • Your organisation and student each sign the Agreement and each party keeps a copy.
  • The student provides the Agreement to RMIT. The Agreement is approved and recorded by RMIT.

5. Host the student and complete the placement

  • Student commences their internship. You supervise and monitor the student, providing feedback to RMIT as required.
  • On completion of the internship maximum hours, you choose whether to make an employment offer to the student.
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Working closely with industry, our students are able to witness first-hand how strategic communication can make a positive difference in their community.

Justin Rogers - Associate Lecturer, Media and Communication


Need help? Our Work Integrated Learning team are here to help. Contact us.

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