Internships

An internship student will work within your organisation for a minimum of 80 hours. Internships are generally unpaid with working days and hours negotiable between the student and the organisation.

Students should be supervised by, and have a mentoring-style relationship with a senior person who has a skill set relevant to that of the particular student. The supervisor must be available during the internship working hours on a daily basis for guidance as well as regular feedback.

Tasks given to students should be meaningful and appropriate to their level of skill. Administration and non-relevant tasks should be kept to no more than 10% of the entire duration of the internship.

For further information and to see if your organisation fits the university’s requirements, please visit here. Below are some of the types of professionals we are creating at the University of South Australia. Please note that students in Hong Kong are studying the Bachelor of Communication and Media, therefore will not typically exhibit skill sets from the bottom row.

Some students have a range of skills across a number of these skill sets if they are completing double degrees or sub-majors in different areas.

Organisations wishing to express their interest in hosting a UniSA intern should register their interest here.

Please visit our Industry Experience site for further details of the benefits, obligations and suitability of UniSA CIL internships.

  • Social Researcher

    Social researcher

    > Market research
    > Communication audits
    > Social policy planning
    > Trend and population analysis

  • Communication/public relations planner

    Communication planner

    > Communication research
    > Project and campaign planning
    > Implementation of communication initiatives
    > Evaluation
    > Media monitoring
    > Media relations
    > Brand management
    > Writing for the web
    > Direct marketing initiatives 

  • Journalism

    Professional writer / journalist

    > Researching and monitoring topical issues
    > Gathering news information from various sources such as via interviews or desktop research
    > Reporting on information and presenting it in the form of a news story, documentary or feature article, either verbally or in print
    > Shooting and editing video for news stories
    > Tracking media clips and media

  • Social Media

    Social media strategist

    > Research social media platforms and tools
    > Social media campaign planning, implementation and monitoring
    > Integration of social media elements into broader communication functions
    > Social media engagement policies for the workplace

  • Digital Designer

    Digital designer

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Design print publications
    > App design
    > Design for multiple platforms and interfaces
    > Review design elements of branding

  • Web Developer

    Web developer

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Review design elements of websites
    > Analysis of client needs and development of relevant documentation
    > Design industry standard, interactive websites
    > Digital media production
    > Multi-platform optimisation

  • Film and Television Producer/Editor

    Film and TV / Editor

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Development of pre and post production elements
    > Production of a range of storytelling forms such as features, short films, drama, advertising, documentaries and promotional videos.

  • CGI Animator

    CGI animator

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Production of 2D animation, 3D animation, character design concept artwork: 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering, production of motion graphics sequence
    > Production of visual effects sequences, scripting; style guide; storyboard; animatic of animation concept, character animation, logo design: 2D concept, storyboard, 3D animation.

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Contact Us

Senior Placement Officer (Teaching)
C2-36, UniSA Magill Campus
Phone: +61 8 830 24930
Email: CilPlacements@unisa.edu.au

School of Communication, International Relations and Languages
unisa.edu.au/cil
B1-11, UniSA Magill Campus
Phone: +61 8 8302 4850
Fax: +61 8 8302 4745

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