Strategic Studies Experience offer a small group of outstanding graduate level students the opportunity to acquire practical experience working within a strategic and/ or defence policy related environment. This practical experience is designed to complement studies undertaken as part of the coursework component of the Master of Strategic Studies program offered by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
Opportunities are usually attached to a relevant government department, think tank, media outlet, non-governmental organisation or tertiary institution and can be undertaken within Australia or, in rare instances, internationally subject to the student being able to bear the financial costs and to meet the visa requirements associated with the country concerned.
The normal expectation is that students will be placed with an organisation for a period of up to three months.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply knowledge gained from SDSC Masters courses in a relevant intellectual or policy environment
- Develop an in-depth understanding regarding the rationale for and operating modalities of the host organisation
- Clarify professional and career interests in the context of present and future employment in the strategic and/or defence policy environment
- Develop relationships with scholars or policy experts in the field of Strategic Studies and/or policy makers in the strategic and/or defence environment.
- A report would be required at the end of the intern placement (null) [LO null]
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Workloads will vary depending on the placement, but up to 5 days per week for 12 weeks with the host organisation.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|International Institute for Strategic Studies|
|4126||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|