Every year, the centralised WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Monash Arts team facilitates over 400 internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Arts students.
We are excited to confirm that Internships will be continuing for the rest of 2020. We are adapting to the current climate and are prepared for a Virtual WIL (VWIL) delivery if necessary. Monash University will support our hosts in on-boarding and supervising students remotely throughout 2020.
As the nature of work becomes more flexible and teams learn how to collaborate effectively at a distance, it is important that our future workforce prepares for this new environment.
A Virtual Internship provides students with an opportunity to bring fresh insight and a different perspective to your organisation. See here for more information on the VWIL model.
Centralised WIL team – we manage recruitment
No need to manage applications yourself or navigate through various departments in the University. The centralised WIL Arts team will advertise your opportunity, source suitable students and conduct a thorough vetting process. We will send you a shortlist of suitable students and you will decide who you would like to interview and select for your internship.
If you already have an idea of an internship you have available, complete the Placement description and send to email@example.com. Our team will be in touch to confirm the placement and arrange for it to be promoted.
Why an Arts student?
Our Arts student’s skills and technical competencies are particularly valuable during this time of uncertainty. Skills in research, communication of complex ideas and critical thinking have never been more important.
Our students come from a broad range of study areas such as Communications (PR, Media, Journalism and Screen), Criminology, Public Policy, Sociology, Human rights, International relations and International studies and bioethics (to name a few).
Hear from some of our current industry partners and why they love working with Monash Arts students.
What duties can an Arts student undertake with my organisation?
Monash Arts students can assist in many areas and below are some examples. Discuss your needs with our expert team and they will work with you in developing a placement description and sourcing the right student for the role: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Area||Example of duties|
|Communications and media|
|Community and stakeholder engagement|
|Research, analysis and writing|
WIL placements run for 75 hours (approx. 10 days) or 144 hours (approx. 20 days) and can be completed within approved academic intakes as below:
|Semester 2 (August to October)||1-2 days a week for 12 weeks|
|Summer (Nov 1 to Feb 21)||2-4 weeks full time or 1-2 days a week for 12 weeks|
|Semester 1 (March to May )||1-2 days a week for 12 weeks|
|Winter Intensive 2021 (June to July)||2-4 weeks intensive|
- Appoint a mentor/supervisor for the student
- Provide meaningful work with the opportunity to experience a real-world professional environment
- Provide a safe working environment (hosts must complete an OHS form when setting up the internship)
- Hosts are not expected to assess students or be involved in their academic assessments, but will be asked to complete a survey on completion of the placement.
- Students will undertake assessments throughout their placement and may ask you for your industry perspective. We ask that hosts provide students with professional mentorship and the opportunity to expand their industry networks.
- Hosts are not obligated to pay students - students are gaining credit for their internship and agree to the terms of the unit
Resources for host organisations
Expressions of interest
Please take a moment to fill out our online form to express your interest. A member of the WIL Team will then get in touch to discuss your specific needs and explore how your organisation can best engage with Monash University's current undergraduate and graduate talent.
Monash University has a Personal Accident Insurance Policy which provides capital, medical and loss of income benefits for all currently enrolled Monash University students. Students are covered by Monash insurance for the duration of their internship for any hours that are completed as a requirement of their unit. Please email email@example.com if you would like a copy of our insurance documents.
Student placement pack
For host organisations who are approached by a Monash student for a “Student sourced” placement, you will be asked to complete the Student Placement Pack. Email our team if you have any questions about completing this form, or regarding your obligations in hosting a student.
If you have an idea of the opportunity available, complete the Internship Description and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will be in touch to confirm the placement and arrange for it to be promoted.
Our Guide for Host Organisations outlines a host’s obligations, provides advice on induction and supervision, as well as the key contacts in the WIL team and faculty.