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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 or work remotely. The internship requires approximately 240 hours' work over the period of the placement. There are varied placement opportunities available at any given time, and students with specific requirements will assist in their own placement.

Paper title Science Communication Internship
Paper code SCOM404
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 5 July 2019), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 13 December 2019), 3rd Non standard period (14 October 2019 - 20 February 2020), 4th Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 13 December 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,307.76
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,517.77

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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.
Contact

jesse.bering@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Jenny Rock

Jesse Bering

Lloyd Davis

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. However, internships will typically be expected to be completed during 2nd Non standard period.

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

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 5 July 2019)

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

2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 13 December 2019)

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

3rd Non standard period (14 October 2019 - 20 February 2020)

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

4th Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 13 December 2019)

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 or work remotely. The internship requires approximately 240 hours' work over the period of the placement. There may be varied placement opportunities available at any given time, and students, particuarly with specific requirements, will assist in their own placement.

Paper title Science Communication Internship
Paper code SCOM404
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points 20 points 20 points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (1 January 2020 - 5 July 2020), 2nd Non standard period (18 June 2020 - 31 December 2020), 3rd Non standard period (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020), 4th Non standard period (1 November 2020 - 28 February 2021), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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.
Contact

jesse.bering@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Jenny Rock

Jesse Bering

Lloyd Davis

Paper Structure

Individual, project-based paper determined with the host organisation.

Students undertaking an internship will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Presentation
  • Student Project Report
  • Supervisor's Report
  • 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. However, internships will typically be expected to be completed during 2nd Non standard period.

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

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 January 2020 - 5 July 2020)

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

2nd Non standard period (18 June 2020 - 31 December 2020)

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

3rd Non standard period (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

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

4th Non standard period (1 November 2020 - 28 February 2021)

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

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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