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DEVT90008 International Internship in Development

Credit Points: 25
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.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact with subject co-ordinator throughout semester, 150 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:

Total of 340 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:

International Internship is an elective (25 credit points) available to Masters level students in Development and various cognate disciplines and fields of study. It provides students with the opportunity to gain exposure to a different cultural, socio-political and organisational context and to think critically about the nature of the relationship between 'theory' and 'practice' in Development or their related field of study. The broad aim of the internship program is thus to provide the opportunity for graduate students to gain invaluable practical experience and to build their individual 'industry' networks in order to facilitate a better understanding of the nature and expectations of work in their chosen field or area of interest. Students are able to select a host organisation to further enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen area of interest and to make a positive contribution to the host organisation by applying their previous experience, skills and knowledge learnt through study, being able to work independently as well as within a team, produce the highest quality written work. Approval for international internship is based on the enthusiasm and commitment of students and ability to illustrate that they are able to act with flexibility, maturity, integrity and gender and cultural sensitivity.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • understand the goals and manner of operation of one international development agency;
  • recognise the relationship between theoretical understandings of development and practical development work on the ground;
  • be practised in "doing" development in a non-Australian cultural context.
Assessment:
  • Organisational & Context Analysis (30%) of 3000 words due during semester.
  • Reflexive Report (20%) of 2000 words due during semester.
  • Major Essay (50%) of 5000 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:

Appropriate texts will be determined in consultation with the internship 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 will:

  • be able to write critical evaluations of the work of a development agency;
  • be able to work within international organisations;
  • apply theoretical knowledge to practical day to day decision making;
  • be able to conduct policy-related research, write policy proposals, design development projects, evaluate projects;
  • be capable of working in a cross-cultural context.
Links to further information: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/study/ads/
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