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An opportunity to apply the skills you are acquiring through your academic study to a project designed by a local company or community group in New Zealand, or internationally.
A range of internships in a variety of industries give students the opportunity to apply the theories they have learnt and gain a competitive edge upon graduation. The programme consists of three components — an internship with a business or community organisation, a related academic research element, personal development and skills trainingStudents have worked on projects as diverse as analysing social media, website content development, event organisation, policy analysis, media strategy development, business systems analysis, marketing and fundraising, and oral history research.
By the end of the course, students will be able to: recognise, analyse and apply knowledge(s) within a real world environment recognise practices and conditions in the community and business worlds research, plan, present and implement a work related project use a self-reflective approach to devise and analyse problem-solving initiatives critically evaluate project outcomes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
RP: PACE195 - Professional and Community Engagement
PACE195 - Professional and Community Engagement
PACE295 has no fixed timetable. Contact hours are negotiated around individual projects, student workshops, and individual consultations.As this course is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme there are certain professional expectations required throughout the course. Students are expected to:• Initiate and maintain contact with the Site Adviser and Academic Adviser (where applicable) • Maintain contact with the Internship Coordinator and inform of all developments• Check University email daily to keep up to date with developments and changes to meetings • Inform the Internship Coordinator of any changes to your work, academic or personal situation• Be responsible for the submission of all work under your own time management
Due dates will be provided in week two once all projects have been assigned.• Internship core requirements (40%)• Academic portfolio (40%)• Work/Project (20%)
- We cannot guarantee a specific internship. The focus is on the reflection and skills and personal development.- PACE courses cannot count towards a Major or Minor without the prior permission of the Head of the Department.
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
College of Arts.