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Journalism and Communication Internship Program

CareerDC coordinates internship programs by connecting students with host organisations all over Australia.

The internships, which are practical work-placement programs designed to provide the intern with professional experiences in journalism and communication with the aim of providing industry specific opportunities is to enable the intern to develop skills that will enhance their prospects of gaining meaningful employment, building the student’s career and starting their future.


Journalism studies the changing contours of the world, contextualising local and global ideas, technologies and markets. Professionals can identify, value and set standards, practices, genres for users to discover.

Industrial training and professional practice is crucial and essential for students to be industry-ready. An internship program can provide practical training that will allow students to realise their interests in journalism and gather career insights from host organisations. Students can gain valuable knowledge through projects by host organisations such as 

  • Critical thinking about media practice
  • Ability to Reflect and make ethical decisions in the production
  • Learn from leading researchers and industry practitioners
  • Understanding community engagement
  • Develop skills in media practices, news team culture and management.

In addition, students can seize opportunities to expand in broadcast, print, radio, television and online media, media relations and corporate communication sectors moving forward. Following are some areas of journalism the internship placement could lead you to:

  • News journalism
  • Current affairs
  • Magazine journalism
  • Community journalism 
  • Corporate communications
  • freelance writing
  • editing, publishing
  • media research
  • media production
  • strategic communications
  • public relations

Valuable insights and work experience from internship programs can help students integrate their university learning and elevate their portfolio - just as they will in the real world – a desirable candidate for host organisations. Also in which the community strongly appreciates when creative minds take on practical experience upon graduation.

Career opportunities

The experience can provide you with a wider view of how the role of media plays in improving people's lives; it would be rewarding to your personal development. Potential career pathways in journalism are not limited. You may choose to work within a variety of broader fields such as:

  • Small or large businesses
  • Community groups and non-profit organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Media research and development.
Closing in 17 days
Closing in 17 days
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:


  • Work rights:

    Australian Working Visa, Australian Student

  • Locations:

    Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane,

  • Closing Date:28th Aug 2022, 12:59 pm


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