Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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)
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer semester B 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Term 3 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Winter semester 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah McDonald


This unit may be counted towards any major as an elective where approved by the faculty.


Students are placed as interns with a partner organisation and complete either a unique research project or work experience-based project jointly defined by the partner organisation and the unit convenor. The partner organisations are from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students communicate the research or work-experience-based project in the format specified by the partner organisation, such as a research project, consultation paper, manual, or submission . The partner organisation provides field supervision, and the faculty provides academic supervision.

The main component of the unit involves students undertaking a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement in order to complete a project agreed upon between the partner organisation and the faculty. The partner organisation will appoint a field supervisor for the project although the Chief Examiner remains the principal assessor for the unit.


Upon completing this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply broad discipline knowledge to find solutions to complex problems
  2. exercise critical thinking and professional judgement in developing new understandings
  3. show technical skill in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project
  4. plan and execute a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability
  5. communicate in a clear and coherent way that is effective for the purpose and the intended audience
  6. collaborate with others on a project in a workplace setting


The fieldwork component requires a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement with a partner organisation.


Research based internship:
Research report 80%
Reflective essay 10%
Presentation 10%

Work-experience based internship:
Work-based report 65%
Reflective essay 25%
Presentation 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

This unit requires a minimum of 144 hours equivalent of placement with a partner organisation. Students are also required on-campus to attend two 3-hour seminars prior to departure, a 3-hour seminar over moodle and a 3-hour seminar on completion. It is anticipated that the remaining hours to complete a total of 288 hours will be spent on relevant readings, reflection and maintenance of a detailed journal.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

This unit counts toward an extended major in the following areas of study otherwise, it is available to all Arts students as an elective
Holocaust and genocide studies
Indigenous cultures and histories
International studies


Students who have attained a distinction average and who have completed 96 points of study with a minimum of 48 points in Arts


Any other internship unit.