How to apply - student sourced internships
Prior to submitting an application, please refer to relevant FAQ's, key dates or find out more about international/offshore placements. Please remember you can contact us with questions.
Please also note there is a slightly different process depending on whether you are an Undergraduate or Graduate student, see relevant notes in the information below.
1. Confirm your eligibility
It is your responsibility to check that you meet the eligibility criteria and have enough credit points to fit in a WIL unit. Please apply for the unit that corresponds with the number of credit points you have available. Check eligibility criteria below.
What are the eligibility requirements? (Undergraduates)
6 credit points
ATS3935 Professional Practice is a 6 credit point professional practice unit and can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.
To be eligible for this unit you will need:
- Room for a 6-point unit in your study progression
- Credit (60) WAM average
- Completion of at least 12 points of second-year Arts units (at the commencement of the internship)
12 credit points
ATS3129 Arts internship and ATS3130 Arts International Internship are both 12 credit point units. ATS3129 Arts internship is for placements in Australia and ATS3130 Arts International Internship is for placements overseas.
For both units you will need:
- Room for a 12 credit point unit in your study progression
- Distinction (70) WAM average
- Completion of 96 points of study with a minimum of 48 points in Arts (at the commencement of the internship)
What are the eligibility requirements? (Graduates)
APG5044 Professional internship is a 12 credit point professional practice unit and can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.
To be eligible for this unit you will need:
- Credit (60) WAM average across units contributing to relevant masters degree
- Have room for a 12-point unit in your study progression
- APG5044 Unit is a capstone and should be completed in the final year/semester of your masters degree. Students in a 72 or 96 point degree will need to have completed a minimum of 48 credit points by the time of starting their internship. If you are undertaking a 48 point masters this requirement is waived and you can undertake a WIL unit in the final semester of your masters.
Student sourced placements: If you have sourced your own placement, you will need to obtain signed approval from the relevant Director of Programs on the last page of the “Student placement pack”. See here for more information.
Monash sourced placements: Graduate students will be matched to opportunities that have been pre-approved by the relevant Director of Programs as being in line with the learning and career outcomes of that Graduate program.
2. Prepare your WIL application supporting documents
- Placements in Australia require the Student Placement Pack to be completed and signed by the host organisation and you will need to complete and sign the Student Acknowledgement form.
- International placements (placement based overseas) - Please refer to instructions on the international placements page.
3. Postgraduate only
Discuss your placement with your Director of Program to ensure the placement and organisation will be suitable for your coursework and will be beneficial to you. They will need to sign your 'Faculty Approval' in the Student Placement Pack.
- Ensure you have completed all the preparation work under the “Before you apply” tab
- Applicable to placements in Australia only. See instructions relating to submitting an application for an international placement. Once you have completed all the required documents, you can begin your online application.
- Log into your Monash student portal and submit an online WIL Placement Application. For assistance with your online application, see the Step-by-Step Guide.
- You will need to answer 5 questions that will be used to assess your application suitability and provide details about your host organisation. Please read the information provided on Student Sourced Placements or information on these questions and information required in the online application. In Question 1 you must include the duties and activities you will undertake during your placement.
- Please complete all information requested in the online application form, including the unit you are planning to enrol in.
- Please ensure you upload the documents listed in Step 2. You will not be able to submit your application unless you have uploaded the required documents.
- After your application has been submitted, we will send you an application acknowledgement email. Please note that onshore applications take on average up to 4 weeks to process and offshore applications take on average up to 8 weeks to process.
- We’ll get in touch to let you know the outcome of your application. This may be as late as O-week depending on when you submitted your application and the type of placement you are applying for. If your application is successful, you will be provided with details on how you can enrol yourself on WES.
Once you have received confirmation of enrolment you will get access to the relevant Moodle site where you’ll find all the information about your assessment.
To prepare you to begin your placement, and to understand what to expect during your WIL placement, you are required to attend an Induction Session. This induction may be online for students going offshore. You will receive details of the session once your placement is confirmed.
For further information visit Student sourced placements.
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