Project-based development of professional skills and networks in a work setting, extending the skills and implementing practices and principles learned in other SCOM papers.
Each internship is individually arranged and involves participation in a specific project. Depending on the project, interns may also be involved in the general workings of the workplace situation. The internship requires approximately 240 hours work over the period of the placement. There are varied placement opportunities, and students will be placed individually depending on each student's skill set and current project opportunities. Options may include: Otago Museum, NHNZ, ADInstruments, Dunedin City Council, Cancer Society, Orokonui Ecosanctuary, SPCA, Dunedin Community Salmon Trust, NZ International Science Festival, Te Papa, Radio New Zealand, Gibson Group, Gasworks Museum, University of Otago Division of Science and more.
|Paper title||Science Communication Internship|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 30 June 2017), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2017 - 29 December 2017), 3rd Non standard period (17 October 2017 - 28 February 2018), 4th Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 29 December 2017), 1st Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 30 June 2017), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2017 - 29 December 2017), 3rd Non standard period (17 October 2017 - 28 February 2018), 4th Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 29 December 2017)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,256.92|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,151.03|
- NHFC 404, SCOM 434
- Limited to
- PGCertSciComm, PGDipSciComm, MSciComm, MAppSc
- (i) Admission is subject to approval from the Director, Centre for Science Communication. (ii) For MAppSc students, this paper is normally limited to the Science Communication subject.
- More information link
- View more information on the Centre for Science Communicatinon's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Nancy Longnecker
- Paper Structure
- Individual, project-based paper determined with the host organisation.
Students undertaking an internship will be assessed on the basis of:
- First Seminar
- Student Project Report
- Supervisor's Report
- Final Seminar
- Personal Reflection
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- This paper is designed for you to
- Apply practical skills learned in your previous Science Communication papers
- Identify personal skills gained through the internship experience and reflect upon the transference of those skills to future workplace settings
- Plan, participate and report on a supervised project whilst on internship placement
- Understand and work through the complexities posed in the workplace
- Have reflected on your learning process
- Teaching Arrangements
- SCOM 404 is available at various times throughout the year, enabling flexibility so that interships can be undertaken between semesters and at locations outside of Dunedin when appropriate.