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BGL Research Internship (11571.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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In this unit, you undertake an internship placement of a minimum of 90 hours under the supervision of a University of Canberra researcher. Participants will gain exposure to, and be involved in, the processes of planning and undertaking research. Under direction, you conduct a small research project which contributes to the work of a UC researcher or team of researchers. You will also prepare and present a seminar presentation to share observations and experiences with the unit convener and other students at the end of the teaching period. The project may involve working with an external research partner.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Contribute to the design, planning and management of a real-world research project under supervision;

2. Negotiate and collaborate with stakeholders in a research project;

3. Undertake analysis and critical evaluation in a project context; and

4. Communicate research findings effectively individually or in groups to peers and other researchers, verbally and in writing.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

This internship involves a minimum of 90 hours averaged over the teaching period.


Students must have passed either 11236 Investigating and Explaining Society OR 11272 Law and Justice Research Project.

Students must also have passed 24 credit points with a GPA of at least 5.5.

Permission is required from the Unit Convener to enrol.



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