Internship Module (AG22037)

 

This module will appeal to students seeking to gain valuable work experience. This module will suit students who can bring a professional attitude to their internship and are keen to take practical steps towards securing their future.

Why should I choose to take it and what will the module cover?

This module is designed to provide you with valuable work experience through a 30-hour internship project which fits around your studies.  You’ll be supported in choosing an internship provided by the Careers Service with a range of organisations across the public, private and charities sectors, or you can source your own internship. Previous internships providers include: local and national charities, small businesses, financial organisations, universities, political parties, museums, local councils and schools. Alongside your internship, you will attend weekly interactive seminars on topics including work place cultures, project management, CVs, interview techniques, presentation skills and career options.

How will I be assessed?

The module has no exam and instead is continually assessed through the production of an online portfolio which will allow you to evidence the work undertaken on your internship through a variety of practical elements and a range of different media.

Academic credits?

This module carries a full 20 credits at level 2, counting towards your degree.

Recent Internship Module Students commented:

"My internship at Monifieth High School has been the highlight of my university experience so far.  Going into the internship I was extremely pessimistic as I often doubt my abilities.  However, I was astonished, not only by the support from the teachers at the school but also from the module coordinators.  The amount of help and motivation I was given from both the High School and my University is what gave me the confidence to excel as much as I did." Hannah Ogilvie, Internship Module Student 2019.

What do graduate employers say about the module?

“Dundee Liberal Democrats have offered internships over the past two years to students who have an interest in politics and local government. Internships have focussed on political campaigning, local government work, taking part in the party’s Scottish Conference when it came to Dundee and other work – for example, working with the Better Together Campaign and an opportunity to meet with leading party figures including the party leader Nick Clegg MP and the party’s Scottish Leader, Willie Rennie MSP. The feedback from those taking part has been that they have found the internships extremely interesting and rewarding.” Cllr Fraser Macpherson, Scottish Liberal Democrats.

When does it run?

Semester 2. However, please note that you will also be required to attend an induction class in Semester 1 and will be required to produce a high quality application and attend an interview in order to secure one of the competitive internship placements.

Are there any anti-requisites for this module?

Yes.  If you take this module you won’t be able to take AG20001 Career Planning Module Online or AG22035 Career Planning Module.

How do I sign up?

Sign up for this module in the normal way when you are making your module choices. If you are unsure about how to do this, contact your Adviser of Studies or School Office.

How can I find out more?

Careers Service staff can provide more information and answer any questions you may have.  Contact the Teaching Team on interns-careers@dundee.ac.uk or 01382 384017.