Faculty of Arts
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Previously coded PLM5995
Students may apply for this competitive internship which will be restricted to one student per semester who is jointly approved by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Parliament of Victoria and the Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC). The intern will gain vocational experience working in the Department's Security and Emergencies Unit, become acquainted with the areas of competence within the Unit and the Department, produce a research project on a counter-terrorism related topic upon which both the Department and GTReC agree, and enhance critical writing and communication skills by assisting in the drafting of related documents.
Upon completing this unit students should:
One research project (9000 words) that is mutually agreed upon by the Global Terrorism Research Centre and Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The student will be based for two days (approx. 16 hours) within the Security and Emergencies Unite, Department of Premier and Cabinet. In addition, the candidate will have weekly meetings with the Convenor of the Master of Counter-Terrorism Studies to discuss progress.
Students must have successfully completed with distinction or above in all of the following: APG4667/APG5667 (Fringe politics and extremist violence: an introduction to terrorism); APG4327/APG5327 (Wars of recognition: terrorism and political violence); APG4666/APG5666 (Terrorism, counter-terrorism, and intelligence) and APG4665/APG5665 (Counter-terrorism policy, legislation, community engagement and support).
Students who have not completed or achieved the marks of distinction or above in APG4667/5340 (Fringe politics and extremist violence: an introduction to terrorism); APG4327/5310 (Wars of recognition: terrorism and political violence); APG4666/5100 (Terrorism, counter-terrorism, and intelligence) and APG4665/5080 (Counter-terrorism policy, legislation, community engagement and support).