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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
Monash Passport categoryDepth (Enhance Program)
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Penny Graham


In the Social Inclusion Internship, students apply their academic and research skills to projects in the migration, refugees and multiculturalism sector. Drawing on prior study of migration issues, the internship enables students to participate in the activities and projects of an approved host organisation. It is an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of the culture and challenges of the workplace and to engage with the practical dimensions of migrant and refugee settlement and multicultural communities. The unit enables students to obtain practical workplace experience while gaining academic credit towards their degree.

Places are strictly limited and selection will be based primarily on academic merit.


On successful completion all students will have:

  1. Gained first-hand experience of the practical dimensions of migrant and refugee settlement and integration
  2. Attained practical workplace interpersonal skills
  3. Completed relevant research and/or job study that demonstrates their understanding of the complexities of migration
  4. Developed knowledge of both the theoretical and practical challenges of immigration
  5. Consolidated their skills in project formulation, implementation, analysis and reporting
  6. Enhanced skills in managing and organising workloads for the completion of their internship research project and related assessment tasks
  7. Enhanced their skills in critical reflection by engaging with the host organisation's positioning in terms of broader refugee, migration and multiculturalism issues
  8. Developed an understanding of the structures and intersections of the various stakeholders in the migration sector
  9. Developed their ability for self-evaluation and reflective learning in the context of the workplace


Pre-internship appraisal: 1000 words (10%)
Reflective fieldwork essay: 2000 words (20%)
Seminar presentation: 2000 words (20%)
Research paper: 4000 words (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Penny Graham

Contact hours

Four 2-hour seminars and one half-day conference per semester and 8-10 hours of work placement per week


ATS2625, ATS3625 or ATS2716, ATS3716