Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2013 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
South Africa Summer semester A 2013 (Day)
South Africa Winter semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Tara Harris


This internship unit allows students to merge theory with practice, and to gain first-hand, practical experience in an area in which they may wish to pursue a career after they graduate. It consolidates and extends on the knowledge students have learnt from core units and other units, through experiential learning. The unit develops their understanding of the application of academically obtained knowledge and skills in a workplace environment, and facilitates their acquisition of work-based networks thereby allowing them to be involved in an area of interest. Separate internship programs are drawn up for each student.


Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. the ability to critically reflect on, analyse, evaluate and undertake workplace task tasks
  2. improved communication and interpersonal skills
  3. the development of practic-based skills for working effectively within an organisation
  4. having gained experience and insight in a work environment and enhanced their understanding of the professional values needed to operate professionally in an African and South African work environment


Assessment tasks equivalent to 4500 words, including at least 3000 words of written work (2500 words in languages other than English), will be specified in the unit guide. Written work can include research reports, reflective pieces evaluating the interns

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