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AHA726 - Humanitarian Assistance Internship

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3: Internship unit

Credit point(s):4
EFTSL value:0.500
Unit chair:

Daniel McAvoy


AHA721, AHA722, AHA723, AHA724, AHA725, AHL701 plus six credit points of A757 level 7 electives and permission from unit chair to enrol



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Timelines for the Internship are to be negotiated with the Host Organisation by the student, as part of the process of securing the Internship. These are then presented to the Academic Supervisor and Student Mobility Office.


In this internship unit, students are expected to complete a minimum of 487.5 hours (65 x 7.5) or 13 weeks full-time (or part time equivalent) of work experience in an organisation associated with humanitarian assistance operations.  The structure of the unit includes pre-placement planning and organisation, including recommended reading; in-field contact and ongoing reporting via learning log and CloudDeakin discussions; a negotiated project plan and report of relevance to the organisation and student, and a post internship reflective report.  Supervision of the student in the internship will include initial interviews to establish the student's needs and areas of interest in the humanitarian sector, agreement on internship between the student, organisation and university, and briefing by the identified organisation supervisor on the tasks outlined in the internship and the focus of major assessment.  Academic supervision is conducted using a range of asynchronous and synchronous online technologies and individual mentoring as required. Support is also provided to organisation-based supervisors to enhance the learning opportunities available to the student and the organisation.


Journal, 30%, 4000 words

Report, 40%, 5000 words

Research and Writing Exercise, 30%, 4000 words

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