International Relations Internship
Subject POLS90009 (2012)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: To be determined in consultation with organisation officers and program staff |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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Politics and International Studies at Undergraduate level
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166-535 International Relations Internship
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CoordinatorDr Lea Campbell
Dr. Lea Campbell email@example.com
In this subject students will be placed in an organisation which either analyses or formulates and implements policy in relation to international affairs. The range of organisations relevant to the internship is broad: international organisations, government departments, non-government organisations (including church-based aid agencies), academic and analytical think tanks. Interns will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior manager within these organisations. Students will be provided with advice by the Subject Coordinator on potential organisations to contact, but will also be required to use their own networks; their choice will then need to be ratified by the Subject Coordinator. Students will carry out research or analytical exercises of relevance to the organisation’s international affairs-related work. Students will also observe the structure, culture and policy environment of the organisation and develop advanced analytical, research and report-writing skills; as well as negotiating and interpersonal skills. Students completing this course should expect to acquire significant insight into the complexities of international relations and associated policy making and management activities. During the internship an academic supervisor will advise them.
A report of 10,000 words (100%) due at the end of the semester.
Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students must lodge their intention to enrol in the International Relations Internship to the subject coordinator during the semester prior to enrolment, by completing an on-line application form that can be downloaded from the Political Science Postgraduate page of the School of Social and Political Science's website.
Master of International Relations |
Governance, Policy and Communication
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