Internship I

Subject MGMT90130 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 20 days placement. Occasional academic supervision, to be determined in consultation with the Course Director
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Must be enrolled in the Executive Master of Arts program.


Enrolment in the subject MGMT90128 Project Management

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Mark Davis


The Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Subject Overview:

Students enrolled in this subject will complete a four week (full time equivalent) internship with an external organisation. Students will be supervised by the Subject Coordinator in collaboration with a designated party at the host organisation. Students will work across a range of tasks relevant to the organisation's objectives, and will develop and complete a specific project in discussion with the host organisation and the Subject Coordinator. The Internship experience will enable students to extend and apply the knowledge acquired through the EMA coursework subjects, will provide students will a valuable professional experience, and will extend their professional networks. The internship will facilitate the application of knowledge acquired through coursework to a professional workplace.


Consistent with the overarching objectives of the EMA, students will:

·Learn to work effectively in a professional environment.

·Apply and extend knowledge obtained through prior completion of EMA subjects in a professional setting.

·Learn to work autonomously on a range of tasks.

·Develop project management skills.

·Effectively communicate results of the project to the host organisation and to an academic audience.


Written assessment equivalent to 5000 words comprised of the following tasks:

1. A 1,000 word project proposal and work plan, developed in consultation with the host organisation and the Subject Coordinator, worth 20 per cent of the final mark, due within two weeks of beginning the internship.

2. A 2,500 word project for the host organisation or case study, worth 50 per cent of the final result, to be assessed by the Subject Coordinator, in consultation with the host organisation, due within two weeks of the conclusion of the internship.

3. A 1,500 word journal that documents and reflects on the Internship Experience, to be assessed by the Subject Coordinator, worth 30 per cent of the final mark, due within two weeks of the conclusion of the internship.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students will acquire a specific set of skills related to completing a research/problem solving task in a professional environment. Specific skills include:

·Advanced communication skills (written and verbal) appropriate to professional contexts.

·Project management skills, including scoping projects, developing timelines and meeting deadlines.

·Task management.

·Research and critical thinking as applied to a professional context.

·Interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work effectively in a professional setting.

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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 point program - full time over 12 months

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