Courses & Units

Social Sciences Internship HSS305

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

Internships may require agreements between the University and the placement agency. Students MUST obtain the approval of the relevant major coordinator enrolling in this unit.

Candidates wishing to undertake the Public Policy internship should contact Dr Joanna Vince by email to register their interest and seek approval, usually coded as HSS305.

Introduction

The Public Policy Internship is offered as a research-based unit in the undergraduate Politics and Policy Major, and is also available at Honours and Postgraduate levels. It involves a part-time placement in a public sector agency within the Tasmanian State Service, an NGO or within a Local Government Authority through the Local Government Association of Tasmania. This placement will see the intern undertake a practical, research-oriented report.* The internship aims to give students experience in practical aspects of policy-making and analysis, and public administration. Interns also gain an introduction to the public sector.

Summary

Unit name Social Sciences Internship
Unit code HSS305
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Joanna Vince
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply key concepts and theories related to public sector internship.
  • Analyse and evaluate concepts, theories and case studies related to policy and politics.
  • Communicate knowledge and research results coherently in written and/or oral formats applying referencing and style conventions as appropriate.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090399 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching

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Textbooks

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