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Parliamentary Internship (POLS30001)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePOLS30001
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject students will have active experience working for a Member of the Victorian Parliament (MP) in the settings of Parliament, the Parliamentary Library, Parliamentary Offices and electorate offices. Each student will complete a research project for a Member of Parliament on a topic of concern and interest to the MP. Academic supervision and support is provided by the School. Students have the benefit of developing their research and interpersonal skills while learning about the representative role of MPs and Parliament and their tasks of policy making and enacting legislation. Students are matched with MPs and do not make contact independently.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Apply disciplinary knowledge in the context of the work of the Victorian Parliament and a Member of Parliament;
  • have well-developed analytical, research and report-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 including Members of Parliament.

Last updated: 24 July 2019