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UC students given opportunity to shine in workplaces

Amy Stevenson

8 OCTOBER 2019: The University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) has escalated its internship program for 2020 by offering a suite of paid internship opportunities for its students in some of the most exciting workplaces in the Territory.

The FAD Professional Internship Program 2020 is offering a number of internships across the ACT Government (Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate and Communications and Engagement), Australian Government Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), and Industry Innovation and Science), and private sector agency Cordelta.

“The variety of these paid internships across the sectors here in the ACT highlights the importance of creative skillsets in the modern workplace,” said Professor Jason Bainbridge, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the ACT Government, Australian Government departments and the private sector through Cordelta to offer these opportunities for our students.”

The internships will allow students to undertake significant internships of 240 to 480 hours and allow students to gain a deeper understanding of their profession, by applying and evaluating their academic and disciplinary skills and knowledge in the complex and fluid environment of the workplace.

“These internships provide fantastic opportunities for our students to contribute to these organisations, apply their academic learning in real contexts and start their professional careers,” said Dr Barbara Walsh, Associate Dean of Work Integrated Learning in the faculty.

“The organisations also benefit from enthusiastic students with up to date knowledge and skillsets. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Students will be prepared for the internship through online modules and preparatory workshops, with support from the faculty also available to them throughout through professional preparation, academic supervision, debriefings and reflection.

For more information, and to apply for the paid internships visit CareerHub, here.