AIR790 - International Relations Internship


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3: Internship

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

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




Incompatible with: AIR791
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

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.

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