About our internship course


ARTSGEN 301 offers third-year students the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience while earning course credit.

Key benefits:

  • improve transferable skills for employability
  • develop research and analytical skills
  • develop professional experience in the presentation of results
  • develop professional networks

Eligibility requirements:

  • enrolment at Stage III in a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland
  • cumulative GPA minimum of B+ (6)
  • satisfactory completion of the application process
  • support letter from a Faculty of Arts academic sent directly to the Internship Adviser, Joe Barnes at jbar198@aucklanduni.ac.nz, by the relevant closing date

Enrolment is limited, so applicants will be selected on the basis of GPA, application, supervisor support, and organisation availability.

Academic support template
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Application dates

Applications close two weeks before the start of the semester that the internship is running in.


The academic framework for the internship will be provided by three weekly seminars at the start of term:

  • Semester 1: Tuesdays 3-5pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesdays 4-6pm

Students will engage in individual supervisions with the academic supervisor and keep an internship notebook. In consultation with the workplace mentor and the academic supervisor, students will complete a research project proposal. A final version of this reseach will be submitted to the academic supervisor for assessment. The academic supervisor will be responsible for all course assessments.


Internship projects can involve research concerning the organisation’s strategic goals or an aspect of their core organisational purpose. Students and the workplace mentor, in consultation with the academic supervisor, will develop a Work/Learning Plan that sets out the goals of the project. The results will be of value to the organisation and the student will be assessed on a version of these results.

The research undertaken for the internship placement will take place during ten weeks over the semester (6-8 hours per week) under the supervision of the academic supervisor and a workplace mentor.

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