• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Chunlai Chen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    Autumn Session 2017
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This course provides students with an opportunity to gain credit towards their degree in the Crawford School of Public Policy by undertaking a self-sourced internship.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to work under professional supervision, and gain useful background of a professional context and how that workplace operates.
  2. Demonstrate negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  3. Apply theoretical knowledge and tools learned in coursework to a research project that is tied to the internship experience.
  4. Exercise critical thinking and judgment in the context of developing advanced professional knowledge.
  5. Clarify personal and professional goals regarding future career interests.

Indicative Assessment

Students will work with an academic supervisor to discuss tailored learning outcomes for their placement, as well as workload and assessment pieces. Although the requirements will vary depending on the length of the placement/workload, all participants are expected to undertake the following assessment:
  1. Reflective journal 20% (LO 1,4)
  2. Research paper, 5-7000 words 80% (LO 1,2,3,)
Internship research papers are stand-alone documents for assessment by academic standards.  The reports are not documents which have been drafted by interns as part of internship work requirements.  However, such documents may be used by interns to inform the research paper.  

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The self-sourced internship should provide a minimum of 130 hours assessment & internship combined.


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
1838 12 Jan 2017 24 Feb 2017 24 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 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
5736 10 Apr 2017 26 May 2017 26 May 2017 22 Jun 2017 In Person N/A

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