AZA3301 - Social inclusion internship: Working on migrant and refugee settlement in multicultural communities - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Science


Dr Victoria Graham

Unit guides


South Africa

  • Second semester 2017 (Day)



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. Strengthened their understanding of the interests of the various stakeholders in the migration sector
  9. Enhanced their skills in critical thinking by undertaking an analysis of the implications of their own work and their host organisation's activities
  10. Improved their ability for self-evaluation and reflective learning in the context of the workplace
  11. Developed an understanding of the ethical issues one may encounter in the workplace and in the course of undertaking research


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.


AZA2301, MON2003, MON3001