• 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 2018
    First Semester 2018
    Autumn Session 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    Spring Session 2018
    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.
  4. Clarify personal, vocational, professional and career interests in the context of future employment in the development field.

Indicative Assessment

Supervisor Assessment (10%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4]
Reflective Journal & Annotated Bibliography, 2000 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
Written Report, 4000 words (65%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from of independent student research in the interning organisation, reading and writing. Working and time arrangements with the interning organisation 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).

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Assumed Knowledge

This course is an internship, and so students must have undertaken several courses in development studies with consistent high marks. It is advisable where possible to undertake it in the final semester of your degree.

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. 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:
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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
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
1737 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person N/A
1789 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 Online N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4430 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4741 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5721 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 In Person N/A
Online
5475 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 Online N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6799 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person N/A
Online
6505 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9803 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
Online
8429 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9683 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person N/A
Online
9462 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 Online N/A

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