1 x 4-hour workshop weekly
1 x 4-day industry placement weekly
1 POAD9014 - Public Policy
1a POAD8014 - Public Policy
2 A GPA of at least 5.5 in MPA-Master of Public Administration
2a A GPA of at least 5.5 in MPM-Master of Public Sector Management
2b A GPA of at least 5.5 in MPP-Master of Public Policy
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and (2 or 2a or 2b))
Other requirements
Students must apply to the Topic Coordinator for entry. Applications close on1 Feb and 1 June of each year.
Enrolment not permitted
1 of POAD9132, POAD9132A, POAD9132B has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Knowledge of public policy theory.
Course context

Internship places are limited. Where demand is greater than supply, internship place will be allocated based on student GPA.

Students wishing to undertake the public policy internship should contact the topic coordinator preferably 8 weeks before the semester start date. This allows time to choose an internship project, to apply to the agency, to undertake an interview with the internship agency, and to allow time for security checking processes by the agency, as required.

Topic description

The topic is an internship within the public sector, where the student will undertake a real project within a government organisation applying knowledge of public administration and policy theories.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to undertake a real project within an organisation applying their knowledge of public administration and policy theories.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically apply their knowledge of public policy and administration theories in an organisational context
  2. Plan and conduct a supervised project with an organisation
  3. Interpret and report on the planning and management of a project, and on their own personal learning and the implications of the analysis for public policy

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.