Internship II

Subject MGMT90131 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 20 days full-time equivalent placement. Academic supervision and seminars before, during, and after the placement of approximately 1 to 2 hours or as negotiated between the student and subject coordinator.
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

  1. Admission into the MC-EMA Executive Master of Arts program.
  2. Subject must be completed in the final 100 points of the program.
  3. Permission from the internship coordinator is required.
  4. Students are required to apply for this subject in the semester prior to commencement of the internship, via the online application form:
Corequisites: None
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:


Assoc Prof Sara Wills



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, will provide students with 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.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able 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; and
  • effectively communicate results of the project to the host organisation and to an academic audience.

1. Internship planning assessment tasks, 3,000 words (30%), due within 2 weeks of commencing the internship placement.

2. An Internship project report, 5,000 words (50%), due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the internship placement.

3. A reflective assessment task, 2,000 words (20%), due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the internship placement.

Hurdle Requirement: Completion of requisite 20 days placement at host organisation.

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 who successfully complete this subject should:

  • demonstrate advanced communication skills (written and verbal) appropriate to professional contexts;
  • demonstrate project management skills, including scoping projects, developing timelines and meeting deadlines;
  • demonstrate task management skills;
  • demonstrate research and critical thinking skills as applied to a professional context; and
  • demonstrate interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work effectively in a professional setting.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: EMA 150 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 2 years

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