PACE295-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023


15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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.

The programme provides students with a placement within a business or organisation to gain experience in a professional workplace environment and develop the skills and competencies to gain a competitive edge upon graduation.

Students work with a partner organisation throughout the programme, as well as participate in regular workshops with a focus on personal development and reflection.

The workshops are group facilitated discussions which encourage students to reflect on what they are learning in their internships. The focus of the workshops in PACE295 include:
- strengths based focus
- effective communication
- adaptability
- reflection

Students have worked on a diverse range of placements and projects including analysing social media, event organisation, policy analysis, media strategy development, marketing and fundraising, oral history research, community and social development. We can also cater for more specialised placements related to all disciplines, especially for international students and Study Abroad students.        

Note: Enrolment is by application to the PACE programme and an interview, and permission from the PACE Team. More information can be found on the course link. Specific placements cannot be guaranteed and are based on the most suitable match for the student’s skills set.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.      Identify and develop existing personal skills, knowledge and attributes relevant to the workplace.
2.      Acquire, articulate and apply a range of new skills during the internship to support future employability.
3.      Research, plan and implement a project in partnership with the host organisation.
4.      Communicate effectively in the workplace.
5.      Analyse, summarise and reflect upon the internship experience for their own personal development.

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 90 points at any level from any subject, special application and interview, and permission of the Internship Director.



Recommended Preparation

PACE195 - Professional and Community Engagement

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 445
20 Feb - 26 Feb
22 May - 28 May
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 340
27 Feb - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
29 May - 4 Jun

Timetable Note

PACE295 have a number of timetabled workshops.

Contact hours with the internship are negotiated between the student and the Partner Organisation.

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

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Clare Dannenberg

Contact Person

Clare Dannenberg


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Internship (70 hours) 15%
Internship (Partner Evaluation) 15%
Internship Preparation 10%
Internship Check-In's 10%
Reflections 30%
CV and Cover Letter 10%
Attendance and Participation 10%


- Preferred Application deadline: 15th January 2023. Applications received beyond this date will be considered on a case by case basis.

- Enrolment in the course is by an application and interview process. More information, key application dates and the application form can be found in the course link.

- Unfortunately we cannot guarantee specific placements, we have a wide range of potential host organisations that we work with, however due to resource constraints of businesses that pop up throughout the year we cannot guarantee placements.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Arts .

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