One of the electives offered in the Master of Development Studies is an internship program run by the Human Rights program in collaboration with the Development Studies Program.

The internship is made up of a series of core units that train students to use development and human rights oriented methods and practices in the practical context of a human rights organisation. The prerequisite for enrolment in the internship units of study is 24 credit points from the Master of Development Studies program.

The internship comprises 2 units of study – Social Justice Vocational Placement (SCLG6913) and Social Justice Vocational Project Design (SCLG 6923). Its aim is to give students a broad range of practical skills that will enable them to work effectively in the development industry.

These skills will be applied and enhanced during a twenty day internship placement in one of Sydney’s development industry organisations. Students can choose from a list of key organisations that are part of the Sydney University Human Rights program and Development Studies Program. Internships can also be initiated with a range of other organisations.