• 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 Michael Di Francesco
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2021
    First Semester 2021
    Winter Session 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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Please contact your Program Coordinator if you wish to enrol in this course.

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:

  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.

Other Information

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 assessment as detailed under the 'Study' tab.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Statement of Expectations. The statement of expectations should outline the knowledge, skills and experience expected to be gained from the internship and include a copy of the position description. (15) [LO 3,5]
  2. Reflective journal. 2000 words. The journal should include between 4 and 6 entries and demonstrate learning during the internship, and reflect on how concepts and issues explored in the classroom have helped students understand observations and make sense of experiences during the internship. (25) [LO 1,4]
  3. Research paper, 5-7000 words. The research paper should address a policy or governance question related to the placement and should be discussed/agreed with the supervisor at the start of the internship. Internship research papers are stand-alone documents for assessment by academic standards, and are not documents which have been drafted by interns as part of internship work requirements. However, documents on which students have worked as part of their internships may be used to inform the research paper. (60) [LO 1,2,3]

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on Wattle.


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
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
1620 01 Jan 2021 TBA TBA 31 Mar 2021 In-Person and Online N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4412 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In-Person and Online N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4670 01 Jul 2021 TBA TBA 30 Sep 2021 In-Person and Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7434 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In-Person and Online N/A

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