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International Internship in Environment (GEOG90022)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOG90022
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

International Internship in the Environment is an elective subject available to students in the Master of Geography, Master of Environment or Master of Ecosystem Management and Conservation. Eligible students gain subject credit for a placement with an organisation based in another country. It provides students with the opportunity to gain exposure to a different cultural setting and to think critically about the nature of the relationship between theory and practice.

The broad aim of the internship is to provide the opportunity for graduate students to gain invaluable practical experience and to build their networks with industry, government or NGOs in order to further enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen area of study. Students will have the chance to make a positive contribution to the host organisation by applying their previous experience, skills and knowledge gained through study.

To enrol into this subject students will be in the final 100 points of their Masters’ degree in the semester they intend to enrol. Students will also seek coordinator permission one semester prior to enrolling into this subject.

Students will complete all necessary internship and travel paperwork PRIOR to enrolment in the subject.

Students will generally need to meet the cost of travel and subsistence in the destination country.

Completion of Internship Placement and Risk Assessment form and the on-line Student Travel Registration https://safety.unimelb.edu.au/management/implement

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will:

  • Have enhanced capacity for application of theory to practice in a relevant context;
  • Have an understanding of the organisation in which they are placed and of its responsibilities, approaches and context;
  • Be able to demonstrate work place skills including activities such as management of small projects, time management, goal setting, team work and communication skills.

Generic skills

Upon successful completion students will have gained the following:

  • improved communication skills through participation in workplace-based discussions, reporting and presentations to staff and stakeholders in the host organisation;
  • capacity for independent thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
  • understanding of workplace practices and challenges;
  • greater understanding of social and cultural diversity;
  • analytical and writing skills;
  • capacity for effective teamwork and collaboration with the workplace other staff; and
  • time management and planning skills gained through work placement commitments

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

  • Students will complete all necessary internship and travel paperwork PRIOR to enrolment in the subject.
  • Students will be in the final 100 points of their Masters’ degree in the semester in which they are enrolled.
  • Students will also seek coordinator permission during the semester prior to enrolling into this subject.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

  • The proposal and objectives for your internship (2000 words) due 2 weeks prior to the commencement of your internship, 20%
  • A reflective journal including a log of hours worked and a Host Supervisor Assessment Report (3000 words), due 2 weeks after completion of your internship 30%
  • The final report, which will include an introduction; table of contents; project spec; summary of goals met, both expected, unexpected and future career goals, and conclusion (5000 words), due 6 weeks after completion of your internship, 50%

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorRodney Keenan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours200 hours of placement (5 weeks)
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period 8 January 2019 to 22 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date17 January 2019
    Census date18 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 2 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorRodney Keenan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours200 hours of placement (5 weeks)
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorRodney Keenan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours200 hours of placement (5 weeks)
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

340 hours

Additional delivery details

For detailed information on submitting an expression of interest and the application process, refer to the Faculty of Science website: http://science.unimelb.edu.au/students/enrich-your-studies/International-Internship-in-Environment

Further information

Last updated: 16 August 2019