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POLS530 Politics Internship

A relevant work experience undertaken in an approved workplace, enabling the practical application of the skills acquired in the Master of Politics programme.

Paper title Politics Internship
Paper code POLS530
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,810.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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POLS 501
Limited to
Candidates must undergo a selection process and gain Head of Programme approval to enrol in the paper.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

Teaching staff

Staff members vary depending on the placement.


Textbooks are not required.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Demonstrate development of a range of personal and interpersonal skills, particularly communication, teamwork, priority setting and time-management skills
  • Use methodological skills and theoretical insights to define an iterative research topic, which should be negotiated with the client
  • Gain experience working within a community agency and conducting oneself as a professional researcher
  • Conduct the research adhering to key ethical principles

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system