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Master of International Relations Internship - IRPG838

The Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations offers our Master of International Relations students a unique opportunity to utilise and develop their knowledge and skills in an unpaid internship.The internship consists of a placement of 130 hours at a government or non-government organisation concerned with international policy issues.Students will be involved in the core business of the organisation and have the opportunity to develop transferable skills in communication, teamwork and problem-solving. In addition to their work with the organisation, students are required to complete written assessment tasks that will be graded.

To be considered for the internship, students must have:

Completed at least three IRPG units with an average GPA of 3.0/4.0; and

Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.

In addition, internship placements are competitive and placements cannot be guaranteed.Partnerships are arranged on a best-fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully compared and matched.Organisations typically require applicants to attend an interview. Students may source their own internship placement,subject to approval from the Convenor of the unit.

Submit your special approval application at by:

Session 1:5 January

Session 2:15 May

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): International relations staff

12cp in IRPG units and (GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0) or (5.00 out of 7.00) and permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): POL 835
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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