Internships for International Olympiad for Informatics

23 Mar 2016

The School of Journalism and Communication has an exciting new opportunity for keen students who want to experience what it is like to be a real radio, TV or print reporter.

Following two recent successful intensive learning initiatives - the Vietnam Reporter project and the special coverage of an international Indigenous Affairs conference at UQ - SJC has created two new intern courses for July: JOUR3801 and COMU3801.

Twenty students will spend 10 days covering the the International Olympiad for Informatics, to be held at the UQ Centre from 6 to 13 July.

Informatics is the science of computer programming and encompasses human-computer interaction, information processing and information systems.

350 delegates from 80 countries will be taking part.

"This is another innovative Work integrated Learning project which gives our students the opportunity to produce professional-quality radio, television, print and photo-journalism for a dedicated website," said Bruce Woolley, the course coordinator.
"Their best work will be made available to professional media outlets around the world to use."

A week of journalism and technical training is built in to the project from 24 June, to prepare the team for the conference.

Students who are interested and who fulfill the requirements for undertaking an internship, should send an Expression of Interest to Bruce Woolley as soon as possible.

28 May 2013