Internship

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Credits

20

Module code

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:

“It’s a really valuable module.  I have gained work experience for my CV and have a future contact in the work place.” Internship Module student 2019.

“It gave me practical experience and taught me to be more effective in my workplace. I feel more certain about my future employment opportunities.  A great choice for students who are uncertain of their skills and opportunities.” Internship Module student 2018.

What do graduate employers say about the module?

“In a very competitive graduate market, employers will look favourably on students who have undertaken relevant internship experience as part of their undergraduate degree course.  The Internship Module at Dundee University not only demonstrates a desire to work in a chosen sector but will personally provide students with a valuable insight into the market.”  (Karen McCormack, HR Business Partner & Graduate Programme Manager, Alliance Trust)

“We have… provided placements through the Internship Module, all of which have been hugely successful.  From the student perspective not only has the placement provided a real insight into the role and function of a large, national voluntary organisation, but has more importantly helped the students develop their people and organisational skills.”  (Dave Anderson, Children’s Services Manager, Barnardo’s)

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?

Just as your Adviser of Studies does with the other modules you choose.  Make sure your Adviser of Studies calls the Careers Service to ensure there are spaces left.  You will then be registered in the normal way.  Please be aware that internships are competitive to secure so it is advised to sign up for this module as soon as possible.

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.