Partnerships

GlobCom internship policy

Internships may be available to university students who have completed the GlobCom project which demonstrates that the student has global PR understanding and global experience.

Internships are with organisations which have been GlobCom clients or organisations which have a connection to GlobCom through personal contact with a GlobCom lecturer or the GlobCom Board of Trustees.

All internships must be approved by the GlobCom board before being posted on the GlobCom site. 

If you represent an organisation and have an internship position (s) please read the following and provide the information requested:

The internship is a temporary position and will provide further professional development under the guidance of a more experienced public relations practitioner. This means the internship will offer opportunities for students to develop their skills as a professional public relations practitioner and their understanding of the industry.

The internship will define starting and end dates and a work schedule.  Ideally a written job description that outlines responsibilities and expectations should be provided.  All interns should receive remuneration for their internship.

Interns must take responsibility for their own accommodation, travel and visa requirements.  Any other elements are at the discretion of the organisation.

The organisation needs to provide the following information:

  1. Name of organisation
  2. Summary of duties
  3. Professional and personal qualities most suited to the internship
  4. Starting and end dates and schedule
  5. Remuneration
  6. Any other relevant aspects or requirements

Please forward this information to Dr Averill Gordon, Vice President, Global Communication Institute. agordon@aut.ac.nz

If you are a GlobCom student and wish to apply for one of the posted internships please read the following and provide the information requested:

Interns will exchange their professional PR services for experience with the organisation and receive regular professional feedback.  There may be employment offered upon completion of the internship although this is not guaranteed.

Students who accept an internship must take responsibility for their own accommodation, travel and visa requirements.

Students must consult with their lecturer regarding the potential internship and then apply to the organisation through the GlobCom Board (see below).

The student needs to provide the following information:

  1. A brief personal statement which should include a synopsis of your education, experience, goals and suitability to the position (in English and no more than 100 words).
  2. The CV (no more than two pages) should include the following information in this order:
    • Name
    • Address and social media links
    • Contact details (email and telephone)
    • Citizenships
    • Languages – note whether you can speak, read, write or understand the language.
    • Qualifications in chronological order starting from current (include year, institution name, city and country, and major)
    • Skills (list special skills and equipment you can use, e.g. IT skills, certificates, licenses)
    • Experience and employment related to the internship (put dates and achievements)
    • Specific interests can be included if they are either related to the internship or are an achievement e.g. a ranking in competitive activity or a professional competition (such as GlobCom)
    • Additional employment or experience

 

Please forward this information to Dr Averill Gordon, Vice President, Global Communication Institute. agordon@aut.ac.nz