BTi students are trailblazing a path to the intersection of technical, entrepreneurial and creative practice where start-up and innovation culture reside.
Innovation Internships begin at the mid-point of the degree, and require students to complete 210 hours in a workplace with a dedicated internship supervisor. This internship is designed to provide students the opportunity to analyse the capabilities needed for a technological innovation-oriented workplace, and reflect on their ability to contribute to these spaces.
This subject provides students with the opportunity to complete an internship with a technology, production, research or innovation/ transformation focus. Students are encouraged to analyse the capabilities needed for a technological innovation-oriented workplace and identify opportunities to develop these while working on live briefs, challenges and tasks. Students work with industry mentors to test ideas in practice, evaluate their assumptions in professional settings and to begin to chart their future career trajectories. During the internship, students also gain insights into the DNA of the host organisation, including its people, products and strategic objectives.
Dates: To be completed between August and February
Hours required: 210
The Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation (FTDi) is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and workplace inclusion; we aim to lead by example, but know this is a constant area of work in progress. Inclusion in the workplace promotes innovation, and workplace adjustments are great examples of this. Workplaces innovate to help their employees perform better all the time; standing desks, flexible hours, differently formatted materials.
During internships, there may be times when our students will need to ask for a workplace adjustment. We are happy to offer support and guidance to our partners where ever we can. The UTS Accessibility Service is the central contact point for students living with an ongoing health condition. Students may register with the service and discuss with an Accessibility Consultant (AC) their individual access requirements. Through this consultation process and with the required medical documentation, adjustments can then be recommended to the Faculty for consideration and discussion with our industry partners. We know some workplaces have specific staff to help with adjustments, while other workplaces have to work in a more ad hoc way, so please feel free to get in contact if you want to talk about workplace adjustments.
If you would like to share examples of practices and innovation happening in your workplace around inclusion we'd love to hear more, please get in touch (FTDiInternships@uts.edu.au).
For some resources we use, please see links below:
Australian Network on Disability - https://www.and.org.au/
Autism Spectrum Australia - https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/