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PUB5100 - Publishing Internship Project

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: David Dunstan, Nick Walker and John Arnold


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


Students work with a publishing firm or appropriate publishing professional for a minimum of 80-90 hours under academic and professional supervision. They complete a report on their internship (or provide other evidence of work undertaken) and write an issues paper or essay dealing with some aspect of the work situation. Also, a short presentation on the student's work experience. This internship may be undertaken in any aspect of the publishing industries: editing, marketing, sales, retailing, promotions, etc.


On successful completion of this unit students should have:

  1. Gained a developed understanding of work in at least one aspect of the publishing industries, e.g. copy editing, sales and marketing, book design.
  2. Developed work skills associated with work in at least one aspect of the publishing industries.
  3. Undertaken a reflective research project on the aspect of the publishing industries providing the internship experience.
  4. Demonstrated a capacity to report and reflect critically on work practices and experiences in the publishing industries. 5 An understanding of the knowledge, practices and/or technology specific to certain branches of the publishing industry.


Workplace report or evidence of task work (2000 words) : 45%
Reflective Essay (2000 words) : 45%
Presentation (500 words) : 10%,

Contact hours

Minimum of 80-90 hours over the course of semester spent in an industry internship. Equivalent of 12 hours per week contact and private study


PUB4001, PUB4002 and PUB4003 or equivalent or with the approval of the co-ordinator.