Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitMonash European and EU Centre
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Off-campus Day)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2014 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Natalie Doyle


The internship provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice, and to gain first-hand experience of working environments dealing with European and European Union institutions or organizations. The work placement consolidates and extends knowledge acquired from core units through experiential learning. The unit develops understanding of the application of academically obtained knowledge and research skills in a workplace environment, and facilitates acquisition of work-based networks for potential employment opportunities. Separate internship programs are drawn up for each student.


  1. Make decisions about potential careers in organisations dealing with European and European Union institutions
  2. Develop and extend skills in research in a relevant business or policy environment
  3. Make valuable career contacts and networks amongst professionals working closely with European organizations
  4. Demonstrate applied research skills to prospective employers
  5. Reflect on the connection between theory and practise
  6. Gain knowledge of ways Australian and European organizations interact


Pre-internship appraisal(1000 words): 10%
Reflective journal(1000 words): 20%
Applied research report(5000 words): 50%
Seminar presentation(2000 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

120 hours over three months

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Two gateway units in International Studies