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Australian National University

  • Code ANIP3003
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered by Australian National Internships Program
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
  • Course subject Australian National Internship
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Australian National Internships Program Internship A (ANIP3003)

The Australian National Internships Program provides students from any discipline with the opportunity to undertake a significant research project within a work place. Academic credit will be awarded towards the students' degrees.  All placements are in Canberra at national institutions (eg Parliament House, government departments and agencies), peak industry bodies, public policy-focussed NGOs, or international organisations (eg foreign embassies).

Admission to this course is selective due to the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course.  

Internship placements are for 11 weeks.  The research topic is agreed between the Intern and the placement and topics usually have a public policy focus.  During the Internship students attend workshops on campus to enhance their professional skills.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply a range of new applied research and professional skills;
  2. Source,  analyse, synthesise, and interpret information from diverse sources;
  3. Think, write, and argue about complex public policy issues and questions;
  4. Engage professionally with stakeholders on policy-relevant topics.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment of the achievement of learning outcomes in this course will be undertaken through submission and grading of:

  • A 500-word research project proposal (10% of the final grade) (LO 1, 2, and 3);
  • A Research report of up to 4000 words (70%) (LO 1, 2, 3 and 4);
  • An oral presentation on the research report (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3 and 4).

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This course involves the following workload:

• 1 full day (7 hours) per week for 11 weeks undertaking applied research and writing the Internship research report; and

• a 3 hour workshop each week of the semester, developing professional skills and dealing with course issues.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Australian National Internships Program to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500


First Semester, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
2813 16 Feb 2015 TBA TBA 29 May 2015

Second Semester, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
2832 20 Jul 2015 TBA TBA 30 Oct 2015

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