- Code POLS3022
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Work Integrated Learning Placements
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course suspended indefinitely due to travel restrictions.
The Washington Internship consists of a six-week internship in the United States Congress during January and February each year. Students will be assigned to the office of a Member of the U.S. Congress or the office of a congressional committee. During their time in Washington, students will begin work on a research project to be completed at ANU during the first semester.
Upon returning to Canberra, students will attend weekly seminars and complete their research report under the supervision of the course coordinator.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate and apply a range of new applied research and professional skills;
- source, analyse, synthesise, and interpret information from diverse sources;
- think, write, and argue about complex American public policy issues and questions; and
- engage professionally with American stakeholders on policy-relevant topics.
Work Integrated Learning
Industry placement - students assigned to the office of a Washington DC member of US Congress to work on a research project.
- A 500-word research project proposal (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- A Research report of up to 8,000 words (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- An oral presentation on the research report (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 224 hours of Internship placement over 6 weeks in Washington DC; and,
b) 36 hours of workshops and independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Politics and International Relations to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Enrolment in this course is selective and determined by an application process. To be eligible to enrol in this course you must have maintained a Credit average in your studies.
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