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PSI3000 - Professional Internship

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Berwick First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


PSI 3000 is an Internship Program in which students produce a Research Report while conducting a supervised placement within a designated and approved public or private sector agency. Such agencies may include local government authorities, private corporations, interest and advocacy groups, federal or state statutory commissions, NGOs, political parties and charitable or other not-for-profit organisations.
As well as completing a research report will have the opportunity to appreciate the professional


On successful completion of this subject students will have:

  1. developed social science research skills in the use of primary data;
  2. developed communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to future professional employment;
  3. developed organizational and time management skills;
  4. developed an appreciation of the pressures inherent in producing high quality, focused research under strict timelines;
  5. gained an appreciation of ethical issues involved in research;
  6. developed the skills necessary to write well-informed, well-structured and well-presented research reports.


1 Research Report 6000 70%
2 Reflective Essay 2000 20%
3 Conference Presentation 1000 10%

Contact hours

One 1-hour seminar per week and one 1-hour supervision session per week averaged over one semester


A minor sequence in either Communications and Media Studies, Criminology, Politics, Sociology or Women's Studies


PLT 2270 or PLT 2/3870 - for Politics Majors only


PLT 3440