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SCOM404 Science Communication Internship

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
Paper code SCOM404
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
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

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Restriction
NHFC 404, SCOM 434
Limited to
PGCertSciComm, PGDipSciComm, MSciComm, MAppSc
Notes
(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.
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.
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
Contact
nancy.longnecker@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Nancy Longnecker
Textbooks
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
Eligibility

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 30 June 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (1 July 2017 - 29 December 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

3rd Non standard period (17 October 2017 - 28 February 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

4th Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 29 December 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 30 June 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (1 July 2017 - 29 December 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

3rd Non standard period (17 October 2017 - 28 February 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

4th Non standard period (1 January 2017 - 29 December 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

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
Paper code SCOM404
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (1 January 2018 - 29 June 2018), 2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 28 December 2018), 3rd Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 22 February 2019), 4th Non standard period (23 February 2018 - 28 December 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,282.09
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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Restriction
NHFC 404, SCOM 434
Limited to
PGCertSciComm, PGDipSciComm, MSciComm, MAppSc
Notes
(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.
Eligibility
Contact
jenny.rock@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Jenny Rock
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
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.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Information literacy, Research, 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

^ Top of page

Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 January 2018 - 29 June 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 28 December 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

3rd Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 22 February 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

4th Non standard period (23 February 2018 - 28 December 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard