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GEOG90022 International Internship in Environment

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 04-Jan-2016 to 14-Feb-2016
Assessment Period End 26-Feb-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 08-Jan-2016
Census Date 15-Jan-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-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

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



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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 200 hours of placement (5 weeks)
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Prerequisites:
  • Students will complete all necessary internship and travel paperwork PRIOR to enrolment in the subject.
  • Students will have successfully completed 100 points of their Masters’ degree.
  • Students will also seek coordinator permission during the semester prior to enrolling into this subject.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Prof Rodney Keenan

Contact

science-academicprograms@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

International Internship is an elective subject available to students in the Master of Environment, Master of Urban Horticulture or Master of Forest Ecosystem Science and Master of Science (Geography). It is intended that current eligible students who are travelling overseas may use this opportunity to gain subject credit for an international placement.

The broad aim of the internship is to provide the opportunity for graduate students to gain invaluable practical experience and to build their industry networks 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 have successfully completed 100 points of their Masters’ degree. Students will also seek coordinator permission in the 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://fpg.unimelb.edu.au/io/internal/students/std-travreg.html

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.

Assessment:
  • 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%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic 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
Related Course(s): Master of Urban Horticulture
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Environment and Public Health
Integrated Water Catchment Management
Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) - Discipline Elective subjects
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
Tailored Specialisation
Waste Management

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