Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
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, 150 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: 2 hrs contact each week, 12 additional hours each week. Total of 14 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 25 points of development studies subjects and permission of subject coordinator|
|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
CoordinatorDr Vicky Schubert
Dr Violeta Schubert
|Subject Overview:||INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP IS AN ELECTIVE (25 CREDIT POINTS) SUBJECT AVAILABLE TO MASTERS LEVEL STUDENTS IN DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND VARIOUS COGNATE DISCIPLINES AND FIELDS OF STUDY. IT PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN EXPOSURE TO A DIFFERENT CULTURAL, SOCIO-POLITICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND TO THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ‘THEORY’ AND ‘PRACTICE’ IN DEVELOPMENT OR THEIR RELATED FIELD OF STUDY. THE BROAD AIM OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS THUS TO PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS TO GAIN INVALUABLE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND BUILD THEIR INDIVIDUAL ‘INDUSTRY’ NETWORKS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE AND EXPECTATIONS OF WORK IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELD OR AREA OF INTEREST. STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO SELECT A HOST ORGANIZATION TO FURTHER DEVELOP THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN THEIR CHOSEN AREA OF INTEREST AND TO MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE HOST ORGANIZATION BY APPLYING THEIR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE LEARNT THROUGH STUDY, AND BY BEING ABLE TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY AS WELL AS WITHIN A TEAM, PRODUCE HIGHEST QUALITY WRITTEN WORK, AND BEHAVE WITH MATURITY, INTEGRITY AND GENDER AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY.|
|Assessment:||Assessment by supervisors in the host organisation equivalent 3000 words 30% (during semester); oral presentation followed by a written presentation, equivalent to 1000-1500 words 20% (during semester); and a 5000 word essay 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|
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development) |
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
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