• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Melanie Nolan
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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The ADB Internship offers a unique opportunity of work experience in the NCB/ADB. Students will work with academics and professionals to understand a complex work process devoted to producing a range of biographical outputs: that is commissioning biographical work, research editing and copy editing text, publishing print and Epress, digitization, programming, presentation and new media, Eresearch, collective and prosopographical projects.

It will enable interns, under academic and professional supervision, to bring a piece of work, not just to a publishable standard, but to publication online; ADB interns will research and write an ADB article which will then be edited and published as part of the ADB Online.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Understand the research environment of a national collaborative dictionary project

2. Acquire ADB advanced research, writing and editing skills

3. Competently produce an ADB entry

Indicative Assessment

Editing exercise, approx. 1000 words (15%)

ADB article or Obituaries Australia entry, approx. 2000 words (25%)

Thematic essay, max. 7000 words (60%)


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Students are expected to spend approximately 240 hours on this course, including the on campus intensive and work off campus completing the assessment tasks. The on campus internship will be held over 5 days in June/July.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 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.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $6108
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $8736
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
In Person
9870 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
9905 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 Online N/A

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