• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Kilby
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

The internship is organized by negotiation with the Convenor, who will assist and act as mediator as required with potential interning organizations. The internship is an opportunity for students to work in a professional environment, on a project or problem of mutual interest to the student and interning organization.

The student should register an interest in undertaking an internship with the Convenor and present a brief description of one (or more) practical tasks and associated methodological/theoretical interests that will be pursued by undertaking the internship. He/she may also nominate one or more organizations in which the internship might be undertaken. The student should give the Convenor a brief CV to present to the interning organization. A satisfactory three-way agreement must be reached among Convenor, interning organization and student regarding the nature of the internship and tasks to be performed during it, and the research question upon which the major assignment for MAAPD will be based.  Ethics clearance will be required if human research (e.g. certain types of surveys and interviews) is involved.

The negotiations will include a specification of time to be spent in the organization by the student; expectations about working arrangements; and a clear supervisory commitment by someone in the organization to the student. Working and time arrangements have varied with students having spent a minimum of one morning per week for 10 weeks, up to full-time out-of-country. Large commitments of time are voluntary, while periods one morning to one day per week for 8 to 10 weeks is generally sufficient. Internship students generally meet every two weeks or so for the latter part of the semester to exchange information and report to each other.

MAAPD students have interned at: Environment Australia; Amnesty International; ATSIC branches; SPREP (a regional Pacific organization); Australian Reproductive Health Alliance; ACFID; AusAID; CAEPR (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research) , and at other locations in the University.

Note: Where the internship involves travel outside Canberra, students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required travel documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all travel documentation by the relevant delegate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

1. apply theoretical knowledge of current and pertinent issues gained from other MAAPD courses to the workplace, while developing a critical understanding of the host organisation;

2. scope, design, implement and report on a limited research task, in the
context and under the direction of a development organisation;

3. understand the constraints that development organisations work under; and

4. clarify personal, vocational, professional and career interests in the context of future employment in the development field.

Indicative Assessment

Reflective Journal & Annotated Bibliography (25%, LO 1 & 3)

Supervisor Assessment 10% (LO 2,3 & 4);

Written Report - 4,000 words (65%, LO 1-4)

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Workload

Working and time arrangements are open to discussion (for example, previous interns have committed from one morning per week throughout a semester to a full-time out-of-country commitment). In general, the internship will generally require the equivalent of 10 full working days in the host institution plus additional time as required by the individual student (e.g. for completion of assignments): additional commitments of time may occur on a voluntary basis. Students should expect a total workload equivalent to other 6 unit postgraduate courses (10 hours/week over one
semester of study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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:
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1402 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2690 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-Campus
4517 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person N/A
Online
4657 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-Campus
5543 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person N/A
Online
5719 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-Campus
6346 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A
Online
8875 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-Campus
8543 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person N/A
Online
8623 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person N/A

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