Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Regular contact with subject co-ordinator throughout semester, 100 contact hours during internship placement, plus a one-day group presentation workshop to be held in the second last week of semester. |
Total Time Commitment: 2hrs contact hours per week, 8 hrs additional hours per week. Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 25 points of development studies subjects or equivalent experience.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||INTERNSHIP IN DEVELOPMENT IS A CORE SUBJECT (12.5 CREDIT POINTS) AVAILABLE TO POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND VARIOUS COGNATE DISCIPLINES AND FIELDS OF STUDY. THE (LOCAL) INTERNSHIP SUBJECT AIMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS LEARNT IN CLASS AND ENHANCE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT THROUGH A STRUCTURED PERIOD OF CONTRIBUTING AS A TEMPORARY STAFF MEMBER IN A GOVERNMENT, NON-GOVERNMENT OR PRIVATE CORPORATION. STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO SELECT A HOST ORGANIZATION TO FURTHER DEVELOP THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN THEIR CHOSEN AREA OF INTEREST. THE EXPOSURE TO A DIFFERENT CULTURAL, SOCIO-POLITICAL OR ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH VAST OPPORTUNITIES TO THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT THE NATURE OF DEVELOPMENT AS THEY HAVE STUDIED IT AND AS THEY OBSERVE IT TO BE APPROACHED OR PRACTICED DURING THEIR INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT.|
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject should |
|Assessment:||Assessment by supervisor of the host organisation equivalent 1500 words 30% (assessed across semester); oral presentation and written report equivalent to 1000 words 20% (due during semester); and a major essay equivalent to 2500 words 50% (due at the end of semester).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject should |
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development) |
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
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