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In this subject students will have active experience working for a senior person with a policy-making and / or management role in the organisation in which they are placed. The central task will be to complete a policy report or professional portfolio of relevance to the organisation. Academic support and supervision is provided by the School. Government, non-government and community-based organisations which have a public affairs focus or interest will provide placements.
If primary research is carried out during the internship, ethics approval is the responsibility of the host organisation.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- Apply disciplinary knowledge in the context of being placed at a host organisation and being immersed in its culture;
- have well-developed analytical, research and writing skills;
- have practical and professional skills and ethics enabling the provision of future consultancy-type research services;
- have high-level interpersonal, written and oral skills developed through interaction in various contexts and with a range of people.
Last updated: 2 December 2019