PACE395-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024


30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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:

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, as well as participate in regular workshops with a focus on personal development and reflection.

Workshops are group facilitated workshops where students are encouraged to share their experiences and learn from each other. The focus of the workshops for PACE395 include:
- goal setting
- team dynamics
- networking
- presentation skills

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.    

Note: Enrolment to the PACE programme is by application, an interview, and permission from the PACE Team.

Preferred Application deadline: 15th January 2023. Applications received beyond this date will be considered on a case by case basis.

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1.      Recognise, analyse and apply knowledge and skills within their bachelor’s degrees to the internship.
2.      Communicate effectively in the workplace, particularly with regard to working with others in a team and in relation to external stakeholders.
3.      Both deliver and assess what makes an effective oral presentation.
4.      Reflect upon and evaluate their internship experiences that could be useful to them across a range of employment settings.

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Globally aware

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.



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Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Elsie Locke 104A
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

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

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Clare Dannenberg

Contact Person

Clare Dannenberg


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Internship (140 hours) 15%
Internship (Partner Evaluation) 15%
Internship Preparation 10%
Internship Check-In's 10%
Reflections 25%
CV and Cover Letter 5%
Presentation 10%
Attendance and Participation 10%


- Preferred Application deadline: 15th January 2023. Applications received beyond this date will be considered on a case by case basis.

- 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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,687.00

International fee $7,900.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Work Integrated Learning .

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