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Whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate student, an Arts internship is a fantastic way to use your theoretical knowledge in the workplace and gain the skills highly valued by employers. Consisting of a workplace component and an additional coursework component, internships can be taken domestically or internationally, and can be student sourced or Monash sourced (sourced by the Arts Faculty).
- Build Experience - Undertaking an internship helps you to build experience and develop your professional skills. This helps you to find suitable employment after graduating.
- Take the first step - An internship is often the first step of your career, and doing one while studying is a great way to signal to potential employers that you know the realities of working in a professional environment and can contribute from day one.
- Get hired - Many employers that we work with end up hiring interns upon graduation, or provide references, connections and guidance to help them find a job.
The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team are keen to match you up with an internship that meets your needs. For internship opportunities, students complete a comprehensive application form which records information such as: field(s) of study; career objectives; employability skills; personal goals; availability and restrictions. The WIL team uses this information to match you with a suitable internship opportunity.
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Internship opportunities and features
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements give you the opportunity to undertake a role in an organisation, learn new skills, build new contacts and networks, and consolidate your learning through reporting and reflecting on your experience.
On Site Placements
WIL placements that are based onsite are an excellent opportunity for students to submerge themselves to the day to day running of organisations and the ability to gain hands-on experience of work culture. It’s a chance to understand the core structure of organisations and many of WIL opportunities are based in an onsite environment.
During the pandemic most businesses have needed to adapt and transition into a Hybrid work model. This model provides employers and employees with greater flexibility and the option to work remotely from home or another location where they can be productive. Many of the WIL opportunities are based around a Hybrid work model and it provides students with greater flexibility to complete placements while maintaining the in-person interactions that are crucial for the organisation’s community and the well-being of their employees.
We have adapted to the changing climate and we now offer a Virtual WIL program where necessary. Over 400 Arts students have undertaken highly successful and rewarding Virtual placements during 2020 and 2021. Virtual placements offer a local immersive experience that is supported by a host supervisor, unit coordinators and the WIL team.
WIL Arts Information Sessions
If you are new to the WIL Program and you want to find out more, the WIL Arts team run Information Sessions at the beginning of each semester, currently held via Zoom. Please refer to 'Upcoming events' via the Key Dates page.