Course Title: Global Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Internship

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2314

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2314

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

UGRDFlex18 (WFF)

HUSO2314

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

UGRDFx2019 (WFF),

UGRDFx2019 (WFF3),

UGRDFx2019 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Panayiota Romios

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2674

Course Coordinator Email: panayiota.romios@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.05.42

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses  

Successful completion of SOCU1031  Working and Managing in Global Careers and HUSO2166 Foundations of Social Research, or approved equivalents, before you commence this course.

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage. 


Course Description

The internship is a situated learning activity that provides you with the opportunity to apply and further develop your learning about globalisation, language, cultural diversity and change. The integration of work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organizations. You will be required to secure and satisfactorily complete a work-based internship placement of 35 days in duration in a professional situation in an international or cross-cultural context either in Australia or overseas. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study.  
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems.  
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks.  
  • Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organisational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances. 
  • Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles.  
  • Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings. 
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professionalised settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity. 


Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to: 

  1. Reflect on your ability to learn from the experience of professional practice 
  2. Research professional opportunities in the area that interests you 
  3. Live, work and learn in an unfamiliar professional and cultural context 
  4. Document, analyse and evaluate current professional practice in an unfamiliar professional and cultural context 
  5. Reflect upon your own professional practice and critically examine the factors shaping your own professional identity 
  6. Learn collaboratively with a chosen community of professional practice 
  7. Develop a network of professional contacts for internationally and or cross-culturally focused work 
  8. Establish links between lessons learned from professional practice and the knowledge gained from the core subjects, languages and the chosen electives
In addition to the outcomes stated above, you can earn up to four micro-credentials (digital badges) upon successful completion of this course. These credentials evidence your skills in personal advocacy, global awareness, relationship building and your general global cultural competence. 


Overview of Learning Activities

Central to internship is learning by observation, participation in teams and undertaking work in employment or community organisations. This course will provide you and your class with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks. You may have opportunities to participate in workshops designed to assist you to plan, secure, reflect and write up your internship experiences. On-going mentoring is also provided on a one-to-one basis. 

A series of recorded lectures, recommended readings and other learning materials are provided on the Canvas site for this course. You will be invited to join the Global Internships Canvas site at the start of the semester into which you are enrolled. Information about micro-credentials, including how to claim them, can be found on this site. 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will be given access to a wide range of resources through a Course Reader and also will be able to access to a wide range of online learning tools and content for your course from the student portal, myRMIT, and RMIT Library resources, and will have opportunities to engage with other students and teaching staff during your internship. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

Prior to the internship you will be required to develop an internship proposal and negotiate an agreement with a host organisation. All internship placements must have the prior approval of the International Studies Internship Coordinator.

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include an internship report, a workplace Supervisor’s report, posting of electronic postcards in the student portal, and an internship journal. 

Assessment Task 1: Internship journal entries, 30%, CLO1, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6, CLO7 and CLO8 

Assessment Task 2: Postcard, 10%, CLO1, CLO3, CLO5 

Assessment Task 3: CV and Cover letter, 20%, CLO2, CLO5, CLO7,  

Assessment Task 4: Internship Report, 40%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6, CLO7 and CLO8 

 
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures