Students can get course credit by doing a formal internship organised as part of their studies. But before students are ready for those formal internships they are strongly advised to volunteer their time with student organisations or in charitable organisation to build up a portfolio of workplace and industry skills.
Popular placements for RMIT journalism interns, for example, are at the Herald Sun, The Age, Broadsheet Media, ABC, and SBS. However, interns can go to any place where their skills can be put at use, including in-house publications and internal communication roles.
It does not really matter if you are interning in Australia or overseas, it is important to have done the research on your host organisation and to be ready to show your skills.
And here’s something that another student wrote about the experience of being an intern.