Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: To be determined in consultation with host organisation and program staff. Four seminars will be scheduled throughout the semester.
Total Time Commitment:
Total of 340 hours
25 points at Level 1 in Politics and International Studies, and 37.5 points at Level 2 in Politics and International Studies, or equivalent from home Universities in cases of Study Abroad and Exchange students.
An application process applies. Permission from the Internships coordinator is required prior to enrolling in an internship subject. Students are required to apply for an internship placement in the semester prior to enrolment. Application form: http://ssps.unimelb.edu.au/internship-application-form
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
Politics and International Studies at Levels 1 & 2
|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 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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Lea Campbell
Dr. Lea Campbell
In this subject students will have active experience working for a senior person with a policy-making and / or management role in the organisation in which they are placed. The central task will be to complete a policy report or professional portfolio of relevance to the organisation. Academic support and supervision is provided by the School. Government, non-government and community-based organisations which have a public affairs focus or interest will provide placements.
On completion of this subject students should:
A research essay or professional portfolio of 6000 words (80%) and a reflective essay of 2000 words (20%) both due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Mid-semester progress report and a supervisor assessment report.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Students will only be permitted to take one Politics and International Studies internship as part of their BA degree. Applications are made online through the School of Social and Political Sciences in the semester prior to the one in which the internship is to occur. The application due date is the last day of the examination period in the semester prior to intended enrolment. Application form: http://ssps.unimelb.edu.au/internship-application-form
POLS30002 Public Affairs Internship (Int Student) is not available as a Breadth subject.
Political Science Major
Politics and International Studies
Politics and International Studies
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