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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.

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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 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10178 SE01 45 13 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 5 May Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
2 Jun - 2 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre