Sociology Internship

Subject SOCI30005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 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: 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


Students must be undertaking a Major in Sociology and will have completed 25 points at Level 1 in Sociology, and 37.5 points at Level 2 in Sociology (including MULT20003) and 37.5 points of Level 3 Sociology (including SOCI30001).

SOCI30001 and the Internship can be taken concurrently.

Enrolment in the BA or GD-ARTS Graduate Diploma in Arts (Sociology).

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:

Students will be notified about the outcome of their application after the release of the Semester results preceding the internship semester.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

SOCI30001 Contemporary Sociological Theory


MULT30018 Applied Research Methods

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Sociology 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:


Dr Lea Campbell


Subject Overview:

In this subject a student, under academic supervision, undertakes a sociological research project or prepares a portfolio of work in an organisation outside the university, such as a trade union, social movement, women's organisation, social service provider, government or non-government organisation or business organisation. The project will be determined jointly by the student and the organisation concerned.

If primary research is carried out during the internship, ethics approval is the responsibility of the host organisation.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Apply disciplinary knowledge in the context of being placed at a host organisation and being immersed in its culture;
  • Have well-developed communicative, analytical, research and writing skills and be able to critically evaluate evidence;
  • Have practical and professional skills and ethics enabling the provision of future consultancy-type research services;
  • Have high-level interpersonal, written and oral skills developed through interaction in various contexts and with a range of people.

  • A Research Report or professional portfolio of 6,000 words (80%).
  • A Critical Reflection of 2,000 words (20%).
  • Both pieces of assessment are due during the examination period.

Hurdle Requirement:Mid-semester progress report and a supervisor assessment report. Students must attend all seminars in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject. Regular participation in seminars is required.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

This subject has a quota of 16 students per semester.

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:

The Sociology Internship is not available as a Breadth subject and is only available to students who are completing a major in Sociology.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts - Sociology
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Sociology

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