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|
|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|
- 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
- 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 are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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