POLIS 3107 - International Studies Internship

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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The Internship allows students to work with a variety of organisations and NGOs concerned with International Affairs. The attachment to these will in some cases include working with them at their offices, but the majority will be project-based. Included will be some `virtual? internships and attachment with organisations in Europe, Asia and the Americas (including Human Rights bodies, international think-tanks, international affairs organisations, NGOs in the humanitarian area). These will be on the basis of students finalising a project with the organisations concerned, and then maintaining contact via Skype and e-mail. A local supervisor will be in place as a contact point and adviser on the project. In addition to the project itself, there will also be some face-to-face seminars on cognate areas of international affairs, report-writing and how to conduct negotiations in the international sphere. Prospective students in the course should be enrolled in the International Studies degree, or have very strong results in courses dealing with international affairs. A minimum of a credit average GPA will be required. For the purposes of entry, application forms will be made available at the end of the year preceding entry, and these should be submitted by 20 November. The internship will be run in First Semester each year. Successful applicants will hear by 15 December, and be able to enrol in the programme at the normal time.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code POLIS 3107
    Course International Studies Internship
    Coordinating Unit Politics and International Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 6 units of level 2 undergraduate study plus a credit average of 70% in POLIS courses
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of International Studies students only
    Course Description The Internship allows students to work with a variety of organisations and NGOs concerned with International Affairs. The attachment to these will in some cases include working with them at their offices, but the majority will be project-based. Included will be some `virtual? internships and attachment with organisations in Europe, Asia and the Americas (including Human Rights bodies, international think-tanks, international affairs organisations, NGOs in the humanitarian area). These will be on the basis of students finalising a project with the organisations concerned, and then maintaining contact via Skype and e-mail. A local supervisor will be in place as a contact point and adviser on the project. In addition to the project itself, there will also be some face-to-face seminars on cognate areas of international affairs, report-writing and how to conduct negotiations in the international sphere. Prospective students in the course should be enrolled in the International Studies degree, or have very strong results in courses dealing with international affairs. A minimum of a credit average GPA will be required. For the purposes of entry, application forms will be made available at the end of the year preceding entry, and these should be submitted by 20 November. The internship will be run in First Semester each year. Successful applicants will hear by 15 December, and be able to enrol in the programme at the normal time.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Felix Patrikeeff

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    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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