Internship III

Subject MGMT90161 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 37.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 days placement. Occasional academic supervision before, during and after the placement, to be determined in consultation with the course coordinator, plus four 2 hour group sessions across semester.
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours (including placement)


Completion of MGMT90128 Project Management (winter intensive, taken prior to internship). This is a ‘teach-out’ subject available only to students who enrolled in the 200pt EMA in 2011.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Successful completion of 162.5 points of subjects in the EMA, including the Project Management subject.

Non Allowed Subjects:
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 Overview, Objectives, 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 will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:



Subject Overview:

Students enrolled in this subject will complete a six 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 organisation that is hosting the internship. Students will work across a range of tasks relevant to that organisation's objectives, and will develop and complete a specific project in discussion with the host organisation and the Subject Coordinator. The project will be presented at a special workshop at the end of the semester. 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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.


Four assessment tasks equivalent to 10,000 words to be comprised of the following tasks:
1. A 1,000 word description of the host organisation, its purposes, its internal structures and its relationship to other organisations and stakeholders, worth 15 per cent of the final mark. Due within two weeks of starting the internship. 10%
2. A project for the host organisation, equivalent to 6,000 words and worth 55 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 completion of the internship. 60%
3. A formal oral presentation of the project, equivalent to 1,000 words and worth 15 per cent of the final result, at a special workshop for the Internship host organisations, EMA interns and EMA staff, at the end of the semester. At the end of the semester. 10%
4. A 2,000 word journal that documents and reflects on the Internship Experience, to be assessed by the Subject Coordinator, worth 15 per cent of the final mark. Due within two weeks of the completion of the internship. 20%

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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