Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedOverseas First semester 2012 (Day)
Overseas Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Natalie Doyle


Previously coded EUM4970


Students will complete an internship related to the European Union or international and regional organizations involved in the area of diplomacy and trade. The internship will involve academic and professional supervision in Europe/European posts abroad and local/ international posts. Students can work in European and EU institutions, international and regional organizations, multi-national firms, European industry associations, NGOs, political consultancies, think tanks and law firms. They will gain practical knowledge of the EU and international/ regional institutions in international relations, law, politics, business, finance and international trade and practice European languages.


On completion of this unit students will have

  1. gained a developed practical understanding of the institutions and policies of the European Union or international institutions which focus on diplomacy and trade, thereby consolidating and extending what they have learned from core units and electives in the Master in European and International Studies/ Master in Diplomacy and Trade
  2. developed skills associated with work in at least one aspect of the European Union and its policies or international organizations which focus on diplomacy and trade
  3. developed communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to future professional employment
  4. developed organizational and time management skills
  5. developed their language skills in one or more European languages
  6. developed an appreciation of the pressures inherent in producing high-quality, focused research under strict timelines
  7. developed the capacity to devise, plan, write and successfully complete well-informed, well-structured and well-presented internship research reports
  8. developed strong skills in critical oral and written assessment of their work experience and how it relates to academic scholarship on the European Union/diplomacy and trade.


Written work (an internship journal and internship report - 9000 words): 80%
Oral presentation (given within 2 weeks of the students return to Australia): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Natalie Doyle

Contact hours

12 points: Minimum of 80-90 hours over the course of one semester spent in an internship in Brussels. Equivalent of 24 hours per week contact and private study.


Successful completion of core units of the Master in European and International Studies or of the Master in Diplomacy and Trade or with coordinator's approval.