• Offered by Australian National Internships Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Australian National Internship
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Political Sciences, Commerce, Finance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Marshall Clark
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • 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, develop an understanding of public policy processes, and learn professional skills. Academic credit will be awarded towards the students' degrees.  All placements are 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 stakeholers 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 20,000 words (70%) [LO1, 2, 3 & 4]

An oral presentation on the research report (20%) [LO1, 2, 3 & 4].

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4.5 days per week for 11 weeks undertaking an internship placement working on an approved internship research topic, plus 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.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed exts for this course


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:
Unit value:
24 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.

24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $4656
2014 $9912
2013 $9888
2012 $9888
2011 $9696
2010 $9432
2009 $9144
2008 $9144
2007 $9144
2006 $8760
2005 $8232
2004 $7704
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $11688
2014 $15048
2013 $15024
2012 $15024
2011 $15024
2010 $15000
2009 $15000
2008 $15000
2007 $15000
2006 $15000
2005 $15000
2004 $15000
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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
4451 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
8273 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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