The Partnerships and WIL (Work Integrated Learning) team can assist with a wide range of areas.
We cultivate rewarding relationships with business, government and community partners.
RMIT Media Precinct, Melbourne.
Internships and Employment
Engage an intern
The Schools’ Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program sees industry play a key role in education, training and work experience. Find out more about internships.
Offer a paid internship or internship award
A great way to attract the best talent to your organisation is to offer paid internships, or an internship award.
Hire a student or graduate
We welcome opportunities for student and graduate employment and can promote your opportunity directly to our students in specific degree programs. To register a paid role, please complete the request form.
Partner a project
Partnered projects form a significant part of our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program. In a partnered project, students work on your real-world communication or design issue, under the supervision of a lecturer as part of coursework.
SHUFFL music pop-up: An immersive real-life XD project with the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV).
RMIT Industrial Design students: Gabriele Leornardi, Elaine Regina, Mohita Tilokani, Prachi Prakash Pamoor.
Prizes and Scholarships
Offer prizes, sponsorships, or scholarships
Excellence is acknowledged by named prizes for outstanding student performance such as the RMIT Adobe UX Awards. In addition to awards and prizes, sponsorship opportunities also include named scholarships.
The quality of work in the RMIT Adobe UX Awards demonstrates why RMIT students and graduates are sought after in the industry.
Industry Advisors, Mentors and Speakers
Be an industry advisor
Industry Advisory Committees (IACs) comprise members from relevant industry partners and bodies, as well as teaching staff. IACs work to deliver on program structure and content which reflects the changing nature of the media, communications and design industries.
Speak to students
Our partners also frequently share their expertise in speaker programs for courses, studios and events.
Mentor a student
If you are an industry professional with leadership experience you can also support students to explore their career options in your field through RMIT’s Career Mentoring Program.
“The idea of these kinds of appointments is to bring certain industry expertise and perspectives into the faculty, as well as create links outwardly.”
Venues and Facilities
Work with us in our venues and facilities
The School of Media and Communication boasts state of the art facilities and equipment suitable for industry collaborative projects and research. These include television and green screen studios; sound recording studios and on-air radio studio; multiple edit suites, games labs and the multi-purpose Radio Theatre. The Media Precinct in RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) delivers additional specialist facilities.
Read about how the “Stripy Sock Club” have worked in the Media Precinct in a project which delivers 3-way value.
Participate in our events
RMIT students showcase their talent at nearly 40 events throughout Melbourne between October and December. Industry are invited to end of year exhibitions, screenings, performances and panel discussions for our certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate students, including our hugely successful ‘Pitch Night’ for the advertising industry.
The RMIT Media Precinct embraces cutting-edge technology connected to a robust 48-core optic fibre backbone infrastructure, ultra-high definition 4K video acquisition, the ability to stream live to a global audience and the ability to broadcast content on free-to-air television.
RMIT ABC Fact Check
The School of Media and Communication and ABC News have partnered in a joint publishing venture to produce the award-winning news service Fact Check.
The RMIT ABC Fact Check partnership is a nonpartisan, non-profit collaboration that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion around the public policy issues and debates.
RMIT ABC Fact Check in the RMIT Media Precinct.
Engage a supervised project team
We assemble a small team of graduates or students to work on your short-term communication issue or project, under the supervision of a qualified researcher. This format can be used to prepare for, or extend on, a partnered project.
Engage a postgraduate research intern
Internships are funded by the industry partner and may attract government funding as well as R&D credits.
Work with our researchers
Our Schools’ research centres, groups and labs have a national and international impact in their specialist areas. Benefits include connections to outstanding researchers, access to collaborative funding schemes through the Australian Research Council, promotion of outcomes of research, as well as exposure to commercial opportunities.
Sponsor a PhD
Tap into the minds and skills of some of the brightest people around. PhD candidates may come from our cohort or from your existing staff. Industry partners help set the focus and scale of the PhD, can give access to primary source data for investigation, and can even be co-supervisors to ensure the PhD is achieving its aims.
Companies We Work With
Corporate: AAP, Adidas, AFL, CHE Proximity, Coles, Cricket Victoria, Deloitte, Dentsu Aegis Network, Domain Group, Grand Hyatt, IBM, KPMG, Prophet, RACV, Wunderman
Community and Social: Cystic Fibrosis, Fitted for Work, Fitzroy Legal Service, Lentara Unitingcare, Joy 94.9 FM, Save the Children, Sesame Workshop, UNICEF, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, YGAP
Government: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Meat Market, Melbourne Water, Melbourne Zoo, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission, Victorian National Parks Association
Media and Agencies: ABC, Affirm Press, Allen and Unwin, Australian Directors Guild, Channel 31, Fox Sports, Emerging Writers Festival, Keep Left, Matchbox Pictures, Mushroom Promotions, Network Ten, News Corp, Ogilvy, Passion Pictures, Plot Media, RRR, SBS, Screen Futures, Seven Network, The Age, Tin Man Games, Universal Music, Warner Music, WIN TV
RMIT University is ranked 5 ★, 1st in Art and Design and 4th in Media and Communication in Australia (World University Rankings 2023)
10th in the World Times Higher Impact Rankings
3rd in the World for SDG10 Reducing inequalities
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