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POLIS 3107 - International Relations Internship

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BIntRel students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Discovery Experience Working: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study with credit average in POLIS courses
Assessment: Presentation and engagement 15%, Project framework 15%, Report 70%

The Internship allows students to work with a variety of organisations and NGOs concerned with International Affairs. The attachment to these will in some cases include working with them at their offices, but the majority will be project-based. Included will be some 'virtual' internships and attachment with organisations in Europe, Asia and the Americas (including Human Rights bodies, international think-tanks, international affairs organisations, NGOs in the humanitarian area). These will be on the basis of students finalising a project with the organisations concerned, and then maintaining contact via Skype and e-mail. A local supervisor will be in place as a contact point and adviser on the project. In addition to the project itself, there will also be some face-to-face seminars on cognate areas of international affairs, report-writing and how to conduct negotiations in the international sphere. To be eligible for the course, students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations or have very strong results in courses dealing with international affairs. A minimum GPA of 5.0 will be required.

Course Fees

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
6 0.25 Band 1 $1,641 Band 1 $1,641 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14737 SE01 50 10 7 Mar - 7 Mar Thursday 8am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
21 Mar - 21 Mar Thursday 8am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
4 Apr - 4 Apr Thursday 8am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
9 May - 9 May Thursday 8am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
23 May - 23 May Thursday 8am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
6 Jun - 6 Jun Thursday 8am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
Note: Please note that places in this course are limited by the number of organisations willing to host interns. Final enrolments will be subject to a selection process. Students must have a minimum GPA of 5.0 and be enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations. The course coordinator will be in touch with everyone enrolled in due course, with the aim of finalising enrolments at least one week prior to the beginning of Semester 1.