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Internships

Learn by doing. Real experience. Real skills.

Macleay College students develop professional and practical skills through our industry-recognised placement program, where they benefit from the College’s ongoing relationships with hundreds of industry partners.

Students undertake the compulsory work experience under the guidance of industry supervision generally for one to two days a week throughout the trimester.

The internships help you to develop informed insights and build valuable experience in the workplace. You’ll be learning about the value of planning and preparation and its effect on your initial job search and subsequent career progression. It includes interview experience and the creation of relevant career application documents (eg. resumés, cover letters etc).

A Taste Of The Internship Possibilities

ABC Internship
Nova internship
Sydney Roosters internship
Channel 7 internship
Soap Creative Internship

The Internship Program

Macleay College students develop professional and practical skills through our industry-recognised placement program, where they benefit from the College’s ongoing relationships with hundreds of industry partners.

Students undertake the compulsory work experience under the guidance of industry supervision generally for one to two days a week throughout the trimester.

Industry recognise that Macleay College teaches the right skills to produce job-ready graduates, and with our internship program, our graduates can hit the ground running from day one on the job.

Why intern?

Graduating students who have a paid or unpaid internships on their résumé have a much better chance at landing a full-time position upon graduation. Not only is it a great way to ‘test-drive’ the industry you want to work in, it can also to help determine what you don’t want to do as a career.

Interning is also fantastic for making professional and personal contacts, finding a mentor, learning new skills and building up a CV.

The hours

Diploma of Journalism
40 hours
Diploma of Advertising & Media
84 hours
Diploma of Digital Media
84 hours
Diploma of Business Management
84 hours
Diploma of Marketing
84 hours
Bachelor of Journalism
120 hours
Bachelor of Advertising & Media
168 hours
Bachelor of Digital Media
168 hours
Bachelor of Business
168 hours

For Employers

Looking for an intern and want to be a part of the Macleay internship program?

We’re always on the lookout for new and exciting possibilities for our students.

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Internship FAQs

Journalism Diploma students are required to complete a minimum of at least 40 hours of internships. While Journalism Degree students are required to complete 120 hours of internship.

If you’re studying one of our other Diplomas you are required to complete a minimum of 84 hours of internships. If you’re studying one of our Degrees you are required to complete 164 hours of internship. However, you are encouraged to do more intern hours in order to increase job-readiness after you graduate.



We constantly receive offers from employers in the media and business industries requesting interns. Our lecturers are industry practitioners and can assist you to find work placement in an area of your interest. It is however your responsibility to select the internship of most interest to you and make an application.

It varies. Some companies offer paid internships although typically internships are unpaid.