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The Postgraduate Internship (MPI700) is a 1 credit unit which enables motivated postgraduate students (for whom the unit is an option) to gain valuable workplace experience to enhance their resume, develop their employment prospects and explore new career directions within a wide range of organisations.
The unit provides the opportunity for students to seek an industry placement of their choosing and develop their professional experience and capabilities in an organisational context. The unit also provides an invaluable link between the student's academic learning and their transition into a new post-qualification career, at the same time creating real benefits for both the student and the host organisation.
While participating in the Postgraduate Internship, students spend a minimum of one day per week (96 hours in total) throughout the trimester, working with the Unit Chair to provide guidance and help them link their practical work with the academic requirements of the unit. Internships can be project-based, or involve more general workplace exposure.
New for 2013, the Postgraduate Internship unit is now available in all three trimesters and, in keeping with the Deakin Worldly philosophy, can be studied both within Australia and overseas. For trimester 3, The PMA (Produce Marketing Association) Australia/New Zealand Deakin is seeking expressions of interest from Melbourne-based students interested in project-based work focusing on exploring the Asian export market potential, or investigating supply chain efficiencies within the domestic produce sector. For further details, please contact Unit Chair Steve Ogden-Barnes
Consult the Postgraduate Internship Unit Guide for more details.
Before applying for the Postgraduate Internship, students must:
Note: students cannot be enrolled into the unit until a placement is secured which has been approved by the Unit Chair.