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

    About this paper

    Paper title Politics Internship
    Subject Politics
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,860.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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