Two new internship opportunities have come up and we are excited to share them with our amazing PR students! Please have a read through and if you are interested – flick an email to the contact person for more information (or send them your resume and some information about why you are interested).

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 1: Course Content Review – Development and Communications Office

Project Details: Intensive Project: Review of Course Marketing Content on Murdoch University Website;

This projects will entail the review, recommendation and creation/update of new course marketing copy housed on the Murdoch University website, targeting prospective students.

Ideally the content updates will also be considered in the context of other, related marketing materials and these will be identified for updates accordingly.

Working and consulting with university stakeholders across schools and professional services areas will be a core part of the task.

Some of the tasks include but are not limited to;

– Review and familiarisation of/with existing material

– Assessment of content status

– Prioritisation of content for revision

– Consulting with stakeholders as to key marketing messages

– Production of new/revised content

– Marketing Strategy

– Content marketing, creative content production


The applicant will have the following skills; 

– Knowledge of marketing principles including identification of uniques selling propositions

– Ability to research competitive positions in the market and leverage identified strenghts

– Strong written communication skills

– Effective Presentation skills

– Highly organised

– Excellent interpersonal skills

This internship opportunity will commence Semester 2 (preferred earlier) and require the commitment of 20 hours week until the project has finished (as soon as possible). This is an opportunity for one or two students.

Contact Person:

Jean Wootton

Unit Co-Ordinator – Work Integrated Learning

School of Management and Governance


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 2: Urban Activation Strategy – Student Review ; Property, Development and Commercial Services Office

The Property, Development & Commercial Services Office (PDCSO) is responsible for planning for the infrastructure, spatial and environmental needs of Murdoch University and its community. They are now looking for one or two students (preferably one undergraduate and one post graduate) who has knowledge in any of the following areas;

Sustainable Development, Public Relations; Tourism & Events, Business, urban planning, project management.

With the following skills;

Excellent written and oral communications skills
Enrolled on-campus
Knowledge of urban and/or community design principles

Information about the project:

The University is currently preparing an Urban Activation Strategy to complement its proposed South Street Campus Master Plan and major projects planned for Bush Court. A key component of the Urban Activation Strategy is to;

Deliver programs, events, facilities and infrastructure that enhance the student experience on-campus; and
Empower and inspire students to initiate activity and place-making on-campus.

Through achieving these objectives, it is anticipated that Murdoch University willl;

Experience less “leakage” of students to surrounding areas for retail and leisure
Attract students to the University through its dynamic and inclusive community
Instil a sense of pride and belonging among students.

The interns will contribute to development of the urban activation strategy and program through undertaking specific research on student needs and developing solutions. The interns will be required to work together as a team on this project by developing and implementing a communications plan and a report.

This internship opportunity will commence Semester 2 and require the commitment of one day a week.

Contact Person:

Lyndelle Perpoli

Urban Infrastructure Manager


/Jenny Ljunggren

What NOT to do during exam week

With exams looming, deadlines closing and anxiety levels through the roof, surely I’m not the only victim of study week chaos.

We’re always being told what to do in order to cope with exam stress. Aunty Annie and Uncle Greg are more than happy to hand out some free advice, which lets face it, at some part involves “back in my day….” Instead I’ve listed 7 things that we really shouldn’t do during our study break.

  1. Procrastinate

If it were a job, I’d already be a millionaire. Believe it or not I once googled “how not to procrastinate”, desperate times I guess. It was half an hour spent learning about balanced diets and the brain, props to wikiHow. But lets be honest that was half an hour I probably could have spent studying rather than kicking myself a week later during the reading time of the exam, wishing I’d tried that bit harder.

  1. Start watching a TV show, now in its fifth season

While it may seem like a great idea its probably not. Yes, you may want to join in on the banter about the bombshell dropped in Game of Thrones, but come one, surely that can wait until next week. Don’t even try and trick yourself with things like “If I revise a whole chapter that’s enough to reward myself with an ep” or “just one more episode and then I’ll get up.” It never works! And before you know it you’ve smashed the entire season of Desperate Housewives.

  1. Napping

Napping is not the answer. Not a one hour nap or a four hour nap. Just don’t do it. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s going to be there, just as you left it when you wake up.

  1. Cleaning

That part of your bedroom floor that’s been desperately calling for a clean can probably wait a few more days. You’ve ignored it the whole semester why pretend it bothers you now (sorry mums!). Nor should the dusting over the TV cabinet require immediate attention. Put the feather duster down and pick up your pen!!

  1. Binge Eat

Your answers unfortunately, cannot be found in a bag of chips. Or a block of chocolate for that matter. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll spend the rest of the arvo regretting that earlier decision, end up in a grump and as a result achieve no real study. Listen to your ‘overly enthusiastic’ Aunt and aim for a balanced diet.

  1. Health Kick

On the contrary, deciding today’s the day to make full use of that gym membership taking up space in your wallet, may not be the best call either. I’m all for exercise, but starting an intense body blitz could probably be postponed for just a few more days. Four hours at the gym, really guys?!

  1. Life Reflection

You may be stressed but you can do it! This is not the time to reflect on all of your major life decisions or re-consider other possible career options that do not involve exams. Becoming an exotic dancer may seem like your only option, but lets face it, the dance moves you whip out at Metros on a Saturday night is probably not going to cut it.


/Renee Ciesla