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AIR790 - International Relations Internship

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3 Internship

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in A726 course.

Unit chair:C Laoutides
Prerequisite:8 credit points in the Master of Arts (International Relations)


Incompatible with: AIR791

Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Services on their campus for further information.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The purpose of the unit is to allow campus based students who have completed 8 credit points of their Master of Arts (International Relations) and who are in their final trimester of study, to take up a work or volunteer placement within a host organisation in Australia or overseas. The placement will assist them to gain an understanding of a workplace environment associated with their area of study, as well as undertake a specific project which makes a meaningful contribution. The basic principle of the Internship is that it should further the interests of both the students and the host organisation.

The Internship unit offers students an opportunity to gain first hand work experience in a region or employment sector closely associated with topics studied at university, and to explore the practical applications of their academic study. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 50 hours of work experience in their chosen site. The unit provides a framework for student assessment of their knowledge, skills and work choices in relation to the practices and implementation of selected topics in International Relations.


Students enrolled in this unit receive an ungraded pass/fail result based on assessment of the following:

To undertake work or volunteer placement within a host organisation in Australia or overseas and complete the following:
Pre-departure report: 1000 words
Project diary: 2500 words
Project report: 6500 words

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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