• Offered by Australian National Internships Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Australian National Internship
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Political Sciences, Commerce, Finance
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Marshall Clark
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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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, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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);

 • a research report of up to 8,000 words (70%) (LO 1, 2, 3 and 4);

 •  an oral presentation on the research report (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3 and 4). and

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This course involves the following workload:

  • 2 full days 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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2014 $4956
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2006 $4176
2005 $3924
2004 $3672
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3527 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 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
7503 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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