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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedBerwick First semester 2011 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Karen Sutherland


Previously coded PRJ3631


The internship provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice, and first-hand experience in working in public relations in the area of specialty in which they expect to be employed on graduation. Separate internship programs are drawn up for each student.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate: the ability to critically reflect on, comprehensively analyse and undertake a public relations task; the ability to critically appraise the suitability and applicability of particular theoretical concepts and constructs in public relations task areas and, the development of advanced practice skills for working reflexively within the practical constraints of working within an organization.


Presentation: 20%
Project report: 50%
Sponsor assessment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Karen Sutherland

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week and one 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Public relations


ATS2918 or ATS2814 or ATS2815 or by permission