Handbook

DEVT90002 Internship in Development

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 04-Jan-2016 to 04-Mar-2016
Assessment Period End 27-Mar-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 15-Jan-2016
Census Date 22-Jan-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 26-Feb-2016

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016


Timetable can be viewed here.
For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact with subject co-ordinator throughout semester, 100 contact hours during internship placement, plus a one-day group presentation workshop to be held in the second last week of semester.
Total Time Commitment:

A total of 170 hours

Prerequisites:
  1. Permission from the internship coordinator is required.
  2. All students should be in their final 100 points of the degree in the semester they intend to enrol.
  3. All students are required to contact the internship coordinator in the semester prior to commencement of the internship.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Students enrolling in this subject must have a Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Coordinator

Dr Violeta Schubert

Contact

violetas@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Internship in Development is an elective subject available to Postgraduate students in Development and various cognate disciplines and fields of study. The local internship subject aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills learnt in class and enhance their understanding of the current approaches to the broad field of development through a structured period of contributing as a temporary staff member in a government, non-government or private corporation within Australia. Students are able to select a host organisation to further develop their knowledge and skills in their chosen area of interest. The exposure to a different cultural, socio-political or organisational context provides students with vast opportunities to critically reflect on the relationship between theory and practice, and the thus the nature of development as they have studied it and as they observe it to be approached or practiced during their internship placement.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • understand the manner of operation of development agencies within Australia;
  • know how to apply, in a working environment, some of the skills of environmental, gender, or urban analysis and of management that have been acquired during coursework.
Assessment:
  • Organisational & Context Analysis (30%) of 1500 words due during semester.
  • Reflective Report (20%) of 1000 words due during semester.
  • Major Essay (50%) of 2500 words due during the examination period.

Hurdle Requirement: A 15 minute oral presentation on the internship placement experience (equivalent to approximately 2000 words), and Host supervisor assessment report. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject

Prescribed Texts:

Texts will be determined in discussion with the subject coordinator.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work independently;
  • interact in cross-cultural organisational settings;
  • write clear and concise project reports;
  • analyse complex, field-based activities connected with development.
Links to further information: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/study/ads/
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Development Studies
100 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
150 Point Master of Development Studies
150 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
150 Point Master of Development Studies - Gender and Development Specialisation
200 Point Master of Development Studies
200 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
200 Point Master of Development Studies - Gender and Development Specialisation
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