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AHA726 - Humanitarian Assistance Internship

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 Internship unit

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

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.


Learning Log, 30%, 4000 words or equivalent

Project Report, 40%, 5000 words or equivalent

Integration Reflection, 30%, 4000 words

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:

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