WSAFE396-23A (HAM)

Management Internship

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics


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Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)


Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)


You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
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What this paper is about

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The internship paper provides students with an opportunity to gain a supervised practical experience prior to entering the workplace and allows students to identify strengths and weaknesses via a reflective evaluation of their work.

  • Internships combine practical as well as academic supervision to help the student’s transition into the workplace.
  • Eligible students are responsible for finding an organisation that would be willing to supervise them as interns. The WSAFE396 paper convenor is available to help with suggestions and guidance.
  • Students will contact the potential internship host organisation in a professional and respectful manner and follow the paper resource on Moodle: A guide for finding and contacting the host organisation for internship placement.
  • When contacting a potential internship host, students should use WSAFE396 resources on Moodle: An example for a cover letter / email, a guide to the internship host, an example for a letter from the internship host and host final evaluation form.
  • The internship depends on approval by the paper convenor based on a job / project description signed by a representative of the internship host organisation. Students should use the WSAFE396 Application for approval of the host organisation form (on the course Moodle – resources).
  • By the end of week two an internship host organisation should be agreed and the student able to work.
    • Please note: Until you have an approved host, no work will be accepted.
  • The host organisation will agree in advance to provide supervision and to submit to the paper convenor an evaluation report on the intern’s work. The student is responsible for submitting to the paper convenor an agreement form signed by the host of the internship.
  • The intern will submit over the semester academic assignments reporting and reflecting on the progress and the contribution the intern has made - refer to assessments and the schedule for more information.
  • The intern will sign a written commitment to keep confidential all information that belongs to the organisation.
  • In case of problems, it is the responsibility of the intern to involve the paper convenor immediately.
  • No credit can be given to work done by the student prior to signing in to WSAFE396.
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How this paper will be taught

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Students gain learning experience on the premises of the host organisation and benefit from practical supervision at the workplace as well as academic guidance and reflective analysis.

This paper is delivered 100% online. There are no lectures or required meetings before or during the course. Therefore, the paper may be taken by students located anywhere in the world. However, there is a requirement to provide a letter of acceptance from the host organisation, a commitment from the student to use and follow instructions on the paper resources, and to submit the paper assignments on time.

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Required Readings

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Course material are provided in the Moodle page under 'resources".
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Analyse the internship experience and the contribution to the host organisation
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  • Critically reflect on the student's personal strengths and weaknesses during the internship
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the real-world practices of management and apply discipline- based knowledge to real-world problem solving
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  • Present the internship experience in professional contexts
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  • Reflect and evaluate how their University based learning can be applied in the workplace
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How you will be assessed

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Please review and think about each upcoming assessment throughout the internship. Keep notes of your experiences, tasks and achievements in the workplace to ensure that your final reporting is complete and an accurate overview.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. An application for host organisation approval
10 Mar 2023
12:30 PM
  • Other:
2. An organisation profile and job description
24 Mar 2023
12:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. A reflective analysis of the internship experience
22 May 2023
12:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. A host organisation final report on the intern performance
30 May 2023
12:30 PM
  • Email: Convenor
5. A portfolio
20 Jun 2023
12:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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