Internships may require agreements between the University and the placement agency. Students MUST obtain the approval of the relevant major coordinator before enrolling in this unit.
Candidates wishing to undertake parliamentary internship should contact Professor Richard Herr by email to register their interest and seek approval, usually coded as HSS306.
A Parliamentary Internship is available at the Parliament of Tasmania. It involves a part-time placement with a Member of Parliament or a Parliamentary Committee and involves the intern undertaking a practical, research-oriented report. The internship aims to give students experience in practical aspects of political research and policy-making analysis.
|Unit name||Parliamentary Internship|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Richard Herr|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories related to parliamentary internship.
- Compare, contrast and evaluate concepts, theories and case studies related to policy and politics.
- Communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter in the form of essay or report.
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|Assessment||Research report (100%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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