- Code DIPL8015
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Diplomacy
- Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, International Business, Diplomacy
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The Internship involves a work placement with organisations relevant to diplomatic studies. This provides an opportunity to experience a hands-on work environment in which to observe, apply and gain knowledge and skills relevant to diplomatic studies and related careers. Projects are negotiated between the convenor, the host organisation and the student, to ensure students make the most of the opportunity to adapt their academic knowledge to professional life in their field of interest, to explore career paths, to acquire relevant hands-on practice, and to make important professional contacts. As well as undertaking an agreed project, students may be involved in observations, meetings, clerical work and administration, to gain a clearer insight into the day-to-day functioning of their host department, embassy or organisation. Students must complete the program to the satisfaction of their host organisation and course convenor. Internships will be offered to students on merit through a competitive application and interview process. Students must seek approval to enrol and participate in pre-placement activities. In exceptional circumstances students may be permitted to do a self-sourced internship.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify, plan, manage and execute a substantive independent and original written policy-relevant research project making use of appropriate Diplomatic Studies research and addressing a complex problem to a high professional standard appropriate to the professional setting.
- Demonstrate persuasive and inclusive written and oral communications skills appropriate to the given professional setting.
- Identify, describe, and reflect on their workplace experiences, particularly in terms of their own professional growth, reflecting on such things as interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and career motivations and aspirations.
- Recognise and apply improved professional skills relating to work expectations, routines, professional conduct rules and ethical practice, in one specific professional work context.
- Describe, analyse and critique how advanced knowledge and skills acquired through the study of diplomacy are brought to bear in a specific way for a particular purpose and work setting.
- Participation (10) [LO 2,4]
- Policy Proposal - 1000 words (10) [LO 1]
- Reflection Paper - 2000 words (30) [LO 1,3,5]
- Policy Paper - 3000 words (50) [LO 1,3,5]
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Students are expected to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to their internship, including the equivalent of 1 full day of work at their host organisation each week for the duration of the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Department of International Relations to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
DIPL8001 - Transnational Diplomacy
DIPL8044 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
DIPL8000 - Research Methods in Diplomacy
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