Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitMonash European and EU Centre
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Overseas First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Overseas Second semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester A 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Overseas Summer semester A 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Overseas Summer semester B 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Caulfield Winter semester 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Overseas Winter semester 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Natalie Doyle


Previously coded EUM4970


Students complete an internship related to the European Union or international and regional organizations in the area of diplomacy and trade. This involves academic and professional supervision in Europe/European posts abroad, local/ international posts. Students gain practical knowledge of the EU and international/ regional institutions in IR, law, politics, business, finance and international trade. The unit coordinator does not secure internships for students but provides advice on the choice of organization (European and EU institutions, international and regional organizations, multi-national firms, industry associations, NGOs, political consultancies, think tanks and law firms). The internships are selective and separate programs are drawn up for each student.


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.


Pre-Internship appraisal (1000 words): 10%
Reflective journal (1000 words): 20%
Internship report or applied research paper (5000 words): 50%
Seminar presentation (2000 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

120 hours over three to five months


Students must make contact with potential guest organizations and seek the coordinator's approval before enrolling in the unit and committing to an internship.

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.