Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Monash Passport category||Internship (Act Program)|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2014 (Flexible)|
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer semester B 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Term 3 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Winter semester 2014 (Flexible)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Sarah McDonald|
This unit may be counted towards any major as an elective where approved by the faculty.
This is an international study program that requires an application to be enrolled and may incur additional cost.
Students are placed as interns with a partner organisation and complete either a unique research project or work-experience-based project jointly defined by the partner organisation and the unit convenor. The partner organisations are from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students communicate the research or work-experience-based project in the format specified by the partner organisation, such as a research report, consultation paper, manual or submission. The partner organisation provides field supervision, and the faculty provides academic supervision.
The main academic component of the unit involves students undertaking a minimum of 144 hours equivalent placement in order to complete a project agreed upon between the partner organisation and the faculty. The agency will appoint a field supervisor for the project although the Chief Examiner remains the principal assessor for the unit.
Upon completing this unit students will be able to:
Research based internship:
Research report 80%
Reflective essay 10%
Work-experience based internship:
Work-based report 65%
Reflective essay 25%
This unit requires a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement with a partner organisation. Students are also required on-campus to attend two 3-hour seminars prior to departure, a 3-hour seminar over moodle and a 3-hour seminar on completion. It is anticipated that the remaining hours to complete a total of 288 hours will be spent on relevant readings, reflection and maintenance of a detailed journal.
This unit counts toward an extended major in the following areas of study otherwise, it is available to all Arts students as an elective
Holocaust and genocide studies
Students who have attained a distinction average and who have completed 96 points of study with a minimum of 48 points in Arts
Any other internship unit.