Courses & Units

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship KSA725



This unit is an internship with an international organisation in Hobart. Participating organisations are currently the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and the Secretariat of the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. The candidate will conduct a specific research project with a supervisor from that organisation, working at that site, over a period of a minimum of 6 weeks up to a maximum of 10 weeks. The candidate will be required to give an oral presentation and write an assessable piece of work, which will take the form of a manuscript for publication in a nominated international refereed journal.

Students can apply for the internship and their applications will be assessed on the basis of merit. The internship will not be offered in any year when the Commission or the Secretariat does not have a designated project.   Only ONE internship is on offer with each organisation.


Unit name Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship
Unit code KSA725
Credit points 50
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere

Dr Julia Jabour

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $4,763.00 2020: $11,132.00 050999

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Teaching Pattern

No coursework. Student will undertake a fieldwork placement, write an 8,500 word report in the form of a submission-ready manuscript, and give an oral results presentation. Research performance is assessed by the supervisor.

Assessment8,500-word report (60%); oral results presentation (20%); research performance assessment by supervisor (20%)
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