One for the kids…

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Here at Hootville we believe that the children are our future. That we should teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. And so on.

University seeks internship opportunities

Young, eager and ready to learn. Or climb chimneys.

If you feel similarly perhaps you should engage an intern by talking to Ella Hewitt who is the partnerships coordinator for the School of Communication and the Arts at Victoria University in Victoria. Here’s what she told us:

As part of their postgraduate degrees, Master (Communication/PR) students are required to undertake a placement of 12 days in length in order to be accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

The professional placement program offers employers the opportunity to gain the skills of an extra and competent postgraduate within their organisation. The aim of the placement is to give students a realistic look at the current employment situation and the vocational possibilities of where their skills could be applied. As a benefit to host organisations, students bring new perspectives, creative ideas, and are familiar with the latest research and best practices within their field. (To which we say…maybe so, maybe not but do they do coffee runs?)

Please note that there is no cost to the host organisation and the students are covered by Victoria University’s public liability and personal accident insurance during their placement.

Interested? Call Ella Hewitt 03 9919 2234.

One Response to One for the kids…

  1. Brian Peck says:

    It is socially responsible for commercial or not-for-profit organisations to take on interns. It could also an investment – they might re-appear in the future and remember your organisation or your helpful people who gave them a start in life. Give interns decent assignments that they can write about when they return to university or school – they might have some great ideas. It is morally responsible to pay them at least a token sum to cover fares, lunches and other minor expenses. It is not free labour but recognition that you accept their efforts, even if it has cost you staff time providing guidance.