Communication and Marketing:  Internship

Skydive Taupo.jpg Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, and Communication majors

June 26 – July 21, 2017  (15 Massey credits)

Interns will be placed in a range of organisations across Wellington, a capital city renowned for its arts and culture. These organisations will provide you with rich insights into the diverse character of the Wellington community.  We will match your skills and what you are capable of providing with the types of support needed by our host organisations.  Your work will benefit the host and the communities they serve, as well as providing you with achievements that will bolster your resume or graduate school application when you return home.

All of the interns will stay at a backpacker-style hostel in Wellington. This will allow you to stay together over the four weeks, even though you will be out at separate sites.  You will also have access to all of the facilities and support services available at Massey's Wellington campus.

Massey University has strong relationships with many and varied internship host organisations.  We will review your Communication and Marketing Internship Placement Form to ensure there is a good match between the kind of organisation where you will want to intern and the hosts that can offer an insightful and productive opportunity for you.

Children’s cancer support
Community arts agencies
Creative company start-up hosts
Food rescue and redistribution
Government embassies
Hospice

International trade aid organisations
Small business economic development agencies
Sports agencies
Support for people with disabilities
Tourism companies
Zoo and animal rescue organisations

Academic Assessment

OGO case study.jpg The internship provides opportunities for your integrated learning through 120-160 hours of placement and associated project work.  Your assignments will involve actively reflecting on theory and practice.  The academic portion of your internship will be based on a consultant's report (40%), interview and report (30%), and individual presentation (30%).  You will critique the theory you have learned so far in your degree in the light of what you experience during your placement and evaluate what you have seen during your internship based on the relevant theory derived from your studies.

C&M Internship Academic Guide.pdf (699 KB)

The internship prepares you to apply your university studies after graduation by helping you to employ your learning to various applied areas so that you become able to:

  1. Describe, analyse, evaluate, and critique workplace communication processes using academic concepts and theoretical terminology.
  2. Use new information, methods, and concepts from workplaces or organisations to evaluate, critique, and develop communication, marketing, or related theory.
  3. Develop skills in solving problems using skills or knowledge from your studies.
  4. Practice preparing evaluative academic case studies based on workplace observation and involvement.

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