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Students enrolled in this subject will complete an internship of a minimum of 20 days full-time placement with an external organisation in the architectural, urban and cultural heritage field. Students will be supervised by the Subject Coordinator in collaboration with a designated party at the host organisation. They will work across a range of tasks relevant to the organisation's objectives, and will develop and complete a specific project in discussion with the host organisation and the Subject Coordinator. The Internship experience will enable students to extend and apply the knowledge acquired through the MUCH coursework subjects, will provide students with a valuable professional experience, and will extend their professional networks. The internship will facilitate the application of knowledge acquired through coursework to a professional workplace.
Students are responsible for identifying a suitable work placement to be approved by the course coordinator. Upon approval, students are required to complete all the steps found at https://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/graduate/subject-options/internships-vocational-placements This should be completed at least 2 weeks before the start of semester.
Contact the course coordinator for further advice on identifying a placement opportunity.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Develop skills to work effectively in a professional heritage environment;
- Apply and extend knowledge obtained through prior completion of MUCH subjects in a professional setting, including the application of knowledge and techniques in urban and cultural heritage to a heritage-related project;
- Develop the capacity to work autonomously on a range of methodological and theoretical tasks, and to draw upon an understanding of cross-disciplinary approaches to heritage, in the undertaking of the designated heritage project;
- Develop an understanding of project management skills in an industry setting;
- Effectively communicate the results of the heritage project to the host organisation and to an academic audience.
Last updated: 10 November 2023