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ASC321 - Sociology Internship

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 Internship unit

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Work experience in industry: This is a Work Experience in Industry (WEI) unit.
Unit chair:G Zajdow

At least 6 credit points towards a sociology major. Preference given to students with ASC250/350 Social Research: an Introduction, plus approval from the unit chair.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Internship: Students will be required to complete an internship by arrangement with the lecturer.


Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and enrolment is subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should look at the Faculty Student Mobility website information ( and are strongly advised to complete the pre internship modules: 


The Internship unit consists of a placement in a mutually arranged, supervised position where students will ideally undertake a project in the workplace and report on it both to the host organisation and the faculty supervisor. This is not a placement solely for experiential learning. The methodologies that need to be utilised in the project are dependent upon the type of placements.

In this particular unit students will be expected to use one or more of the following research approaches:
  • naturalistic research;
  • content analysis;
  • development and implementation of surveys;
  • data collection and basic data analysis;
  • field research;
  • secondary analysis of data for reports or other tasks.


A written report of 5000 words consisting of five parts:

  • engagement-profile on placement organisation 700 words 15%;
  • research problem and detail of stages for completion of task(s) 500 words 10%;
  • research methods employed-summary 1100 words 20%;
  • findings-summary 2000 words 40%;
  • evaluation of the placement 700 words 15%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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