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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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Research report (100%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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