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International Internship in Development (DEVT90008)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeDEVT90008
Campus
Parkville
Availability
January
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

International Internship is an elective (25 credit points) available to Masters level students in Development and various cognate disciplines and fields of study. It provides students with the opportunity to gain exposure to a different cultural, socio-political and organisational context and to think critically about the nature of the relationship between 'theory' and 'practice' in Development or their related field of study. The broad aim of the internship program is thus to provide the opportunity for graduate students to gain invaluable practical experience and to build their individual 'industry' networks in order to facilitate a better understanding of the nature and expectations of work in their chosen field or area of interest. Students are able to select a host organisation to further enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen area of interest and to make a positive contribution to the host organisation by applying their previous experience, skills and knowledge learnt through study, being able to work independently as well as within a team, produce the highest quality written work. Approval for international internship is based on the enthusiasm and commitment of students and ability to illustrate that they are able to act with flexibility, maturity, integrity and gender and cultural sensitivity.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • understand the goals and manner of operation of one international development agency;
  • recognise the relationship between theoretical understandings of development and practical development work on the ground;
  • be practised in "doing" development in a non-Australian cultural context.

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • be able to write critical evaluations of the work of a development agency;
  • be able to work within international organisations;
  • apply theoretical knowledge to practical day to day decision making;
  • be able to conduct policy-related research, write policy proposals, design development projects, evaluate projects;
  • be capable of working in a cross-cultural context.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

  1. Permission from the internship coordinator is required.
  2. All students should be in their final 100 points of the degree in the semester they intend to enrol.
  3. All students are required to contact the internship coordinator in the semester prior to commencement of the internship.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

Students enrolling in this subject must have a Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Organisational & Context Analysis (30%) of 3000 words due during semester.
  • Reflexive Report (20%) of 2000 words due during semester.
  • Major Essay (50%) of 5000 words due during the examination period.
  • Hurdle Requirement: A 15 minute oral presentation on the internship placement experience (equivalent to approximately 2000 words), and Host supervisor assessment report.

Dates & times

  • January
    Principal coordinatorVioleta Schubert
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular contact with subject co-ordinator throughout semester, 150 contact hours during internship placement, plus a one-day group presentation workshop to be held in the second last week of semester
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period 2 January 2017 to 3 March 2017
    Last self-enrol date13 January 2017
    Census date20 January 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail24 February 2017
    Assessment period ends26 March 2017

    January contact information

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorVioleta Schubert
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular contact with subject co-ordinator throughout semester, 150 contact hours during internship placement, plus a one-day group presentation workshop to be held in the second last week of semester
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
    Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
    Census date31 March 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
    Assessment period ends23 June 2017

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorVioleta Schubert
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular contact with subject co-ordinator throughout semester, 150 contact hours during internship placement, plus a one-day group presentation workshop to be held in the second last week of semester
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

Total of 340 hours.

Additional delivery details

  1. Permission from the internship coordinator is required.
  2. All students should be in their final 100 points of the degree in the semester they intend to enrol.
  3. All students are required to contct the internship coordinator in the semester prior to commencement of the internship.

Further information

Last updated: 23 January 2019