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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.

Washington D.C. Placement Program
UoS Code BUSS2500
Credit points 6
Offered Intensive February and Intensive March
Prerequisites 8 units with a credit average
Prohibitions ECOF2555
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details:
Lectures 1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Washington DC), 4 day a week internship placement (Washington DC)
Assessment performance objectives (0%), work journal (25%), placement presentation (15%), research report (60%)
Description This unit will be taken by students accepted into the University of California Washington DC (UCDC) Winter Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a learning journal, research essay, and oral presentations all based on the internship placement and study abroad experience. A Pass/Fail 'Learning Contract' will be developed in the first two weeks of your internship in order to provide clear guidelines for your internship learning goals/objectives (knowledge, skills and values); strategies for achieving these goals; intended output; self and supervisor assessment criteria. Further information and application process is outlined at