ADS753 - International and Community Development Internship


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, 2 and Trimester 3: Internship unit

Credit point(s): 2
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:



The internship unit is subject to completion of core units and has special application requirements. Students should contact the unit chair in the first instance for further information.



Incompatible with:

AID752, AID753

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

This unit will include a minimum of 300-hours of supervised placement

No formal class attendance is required, but learning resources are provided


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 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 300-hours (40-days x 7.5-hours) or 8-weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent) 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 and Community Development.

The structure of the unit includes:

  • Pre-placement planning and organisation, including recommended reading,
  • In field contact and ongoing reporting via journal and CloudDeakin discussions,
  • Post fieldwork project report.

Supervision of the student in the internship will include:

  • Initial interviews to establish the student’s needs and areas of employment interest,
  • Agreement on placement,
  • Briefing by the supervisor on the tasks outlined in the project, and the focus of major assessment,
  • Academic supervision is conducted using a range of asynchronous and synchronous online technologies and individual mentoring as required.

Unit Fee Information

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