Considering doing an internship? Arts students explain why they chose to participate in the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program and reveal what they have learnt along the way.
Bachelor of Arts, Intern at DataSauce
"Despite being overseas, my DataSauce placement was one of the best experiences I have had – one that was perfectly executed and even extended into an employed, paid position." Meg-Mel Dean.
Master of Strategic Communications Management, Intern at Junovate
“Thanks to this internship, I am now more confident in managing marketing activities and I feel ready to pursue a career in marketing and communications.” Shrishti Dokwal.
Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Intern at Ethnolink Language Services
“I got a taste of what project managers do at a translation company: liaising with freelancers, ensuring projects were running smoothly...” Christopher Di Pasquale.
Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Criminology, Intern at Community Correction Services
“This experience really confirmed my passion for working in the criminal justice system and highlighted the amazing careers that can come out of a criminology degree.” Georgie Bristow.
Bachelor of Media and Communications, Haystac
"I saw WIL as a unit that would help broaden my knowledge of communication research and an opportunity to gain real-life work experience in my field." Peggy Wheatley.
Master of International Relations and Master of Journalism, Intern at ABC News Breakfast
"This internship opened up to me the various roles in the industry that I never knew existed. It also gave me a hands-on experience of how news is produced in a TV newsroom ..." Karuna Balasubramanian.
Bachelor of Law (Honors) and Bachelor of Arts, Intern at The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
"I learnt a variety of skills throughout the internship. I had a high degree of autonomy and so I had to learn how to balance my time between the internship, my studies and my personal life." Hayley Duncan.
Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Intern at Youth in the City project
"The internship contributed to my understanding of the importance of having intercultural skills and being able to bridge the gap between cultures ..." Giulio Serripierri.
Bachelor of Law (Honors) and Bachelor of Arts, Intern at United Nations Global Compact Network Australia
"Working from home was made much easier by the immense support the Arts WIL faculty provided which ensured the transition was seamless." Isaac Choong.
Bachelor of Arts, Intern at Transgender Victoria
"I have learnt how to communicate effectively with my supervisor and Executive Director, particularly via video conferencing which has become a crucial part of our work routine." Hieu Dinh.
Master of International Relations, Intern at Queenscliffe Historical Museum
"Working virtually allows a lot of time to be spent working solo which is when I feel I work best." Charles Wilson.
Bachelor of Arts, Intern at ATMA: Accelerator for Education NGOs and Social Enterprises, Mumbai
"My internship has made me confident that I can step into not only a professional setting but the international development field as a whole." Zoe Chaloner.
Master of International Development Practice, Intern at Edge Effect
"I have learnt a lot from Edge Effect. They keep the door open and allow me to ask and seek for help whenever I need it." I Ketut Purba Widnyana.
Bachelor of Arts, Intern at The Shrine of Remembrance
"Being a History major, I decided that a museum atmosphere would be a really great insight into deciding a postgraduate course." Lauren Lowe.
Hear from some of our current industry partners and why they love working with Monash Arts students.
“Monash interns have contributed to Sassy Organics’ expansion and innovation. As a result of a successful internship, we have additional staff helping us grow the business.”Aida Rejzovic - Founder.
“Their skills and experience matched perfectly with our needs as a new charity working within a complex international development context.” Dianna Snape - Director.
Community Correctional Services
“Our experience with Monash interns has been that they are professional and proactive. They have displayed a passion for putting their theory learnt at university into practice within the Community Correctional Services (CCS) context.” Jacqui Costelloe - Supervisor, Court Case Management Dandenong.
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
“The program provides a fantastic opportunity for interns to experience research in a forensic medical environment at the VIFM. In turn, we are assisted with research projects in their early stages which facilitates more research outputs ...” Jennifer Schumann - Senior Research Fellow.
“What we’ve appreciated from our Monash WIL interns is their unique skill sets - each have come from varying backgrounds and degrees, and while they complete the same program, each intern has brought something different and new to the table.” Poppy Andrews - Operations Coordinator.