Faculty of Arts


Politics-Policy Internship

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for POLITICS 774.


This is a course for outstanding students undertaking postgraduate study in Honours and Masters programmes in Public Policy, Politics and International Relations. The course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply their in-class knowledge in a professional out-of-classroom environment. It will also present a unique opportunity for participating organisations to obtain a project report on a political or policy issue on a topic of interest to them.

The aim of the course is to provide opportunities and to improve students’ understanding of politics and policy-making. It also presents an excellent opportunity to translate academic writing skills into report writing skills for a professional environment.

By successfully completing this course students will have developed the following: 

  • A comprehensive understanding of the role of their host organisation
  • A critical understanding of relevant political institutions, evaluation and advocacy work and the policy-making environment
  • Analytical and report writing skills
  • Practical skills related to the provision of consultancy-type services
  • Interpersonal skills through interaction with a range of people both within and external to their host institution appropriate to future professional employment
  • Time management, organisational and problem solving skills
  • An awareness of ethical issues regarding expert advice and reporting

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Professor Jennifer Curtin


POLITICS 774: 30.0 points


Programme Coordinator approval



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