2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3: Internship
Students commencing prior to 2020 must be enrolled in course A726, A723 or D305
Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course A703, A703I or D305
Students must complete 4 credit points from units AIR701, AIR712, AIR717, AIR720, AIR726, AIR728, AIR729, AIR732 or AIR753, plus permission from unit chair
Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Internship: Students be required to complete an internship
Internship 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 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 150-160 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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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:
Assessment 1 - Pre-departure Report
Assessment 2 - Journal
Assessment 3 - Final Report
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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