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What can you do with your major? With your degree? The purpose of the internship course is to explore both the ideological and practical assumptions guiding this question. The course is designed to be a critical, theoretical and "real-world" examination of the practices and ideologies inherent in both community and business organisations. You will apply the analytical skills acquired through your major, and through class seminars and readings, to a project designed by a local company or community group. Please check out the website for further information and specific project descriptions: www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/internships
The programme provides students with a placement within a business or organisation to gain experience in a professional workplace environment and develop the skills and competencies to gain a competitive edge upon graduation. Students work with a partner organisation throughout the programme, complete a related academic research element, and receive personal development and skills training. Students have worked on a diverse range of placements and projects including analysing social media, event organisation, policy analysis, media strategy development, marketing and fundraising, oral history research, community and social development. We can also cater for more specialised placements related to all disciplines, especially for international students and Study Abroad students. Note: Enrolment is by application to the PACE programme and an interview, and permission from the PACE Team. More information can be found on the course link. Specific placements cannot be guaranteed and are based on the most suitable match for the student’s skills set.
By the end of the course, students will be able to: recognise, analyse and apply knowledge(s) within their majors to a real world environmentevaluate the practices and conditions in the community and business worldresearch, plan, present and implement a work related projectapply theory critically to analyse the workplace environmentapply specific disciplinary knowledge within a real world environmentuse a self-reflective approach to devise and analyse problem-solving initiativescritically evaluate project outcomes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
150 points, special application and interview, and permission of the Internship Director.
As this course is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme there are certain professional expectations required throughout the course. Students are expected to:• Initiate and maintain contact with the Site Adviser and Academic Adviser (where applicable) • Maintain contact with the Internship Coordinator and inform of all developments• Check University email daily to keep up to date with developments and changes to meetings • Inform the Internship Coordinator of any changes to your work, academic or personal situation• Be responsible for the submission of all work under your own time management
- Enrolment in the course is by an application and interview process. More information, key application dates and the application form can be found in the course link.- Unfortunately we cannot guarantee specific placements, we have a wide range of potential host organisations that we work with, however due to resource constraints of businesses that pop up throughout the year we cannot guarantee placements. - PACE courses can count towards a Major or Minor, however this is at the discretion of the Internship Manager, the relevant Head of the Department and the Dean (Academic).
Domestic fee $1,641.00
International fee $7,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
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