|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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.
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
- 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.
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
- 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 coordinator Rodney Keenan Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 200 hours of placement (5 weeks) Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 8 January 2019 to 22 February 2019 Last self-enrol date 17 January 2019 Census date 18 January 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 15 February 2019 Assessment period ends 2 March 2019
Summer Term contact information
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Rodney Keenan Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 200 hours of placement (5 weeks) Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Rodney Keenan Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 200 hours of placement (5 weeks) Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
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
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
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