HUM30030 Internship- Spring (Humanities)

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is linked to a 12/14-week internship with a host (state body; charitable organization; arts or cultural organization; or industry partner). The purpose of the module is to enhance core skills, attitudes and competencies that are not only fundamental features of your degree programme, but are also portable, relevant to diverse workplace settings, and important for the deepening understanding of what constitutes active and engaged critical citizenship. You will develop your personal organizational and communication skills (written and oral) through continuous work practice and further cultivate your awareness of the intellectual, cultural, social and practical requirements of specific working environments. You are expected to reflect actively and critically on your skills and knowledge in ways that will help you to engage in the planning of your future learning and career pathway. You will demonstrate the consolidation and enhancement of your learning by means of critical, reflective writing and poster presentation on your working experience.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you will demonstrate:
a) career development awareness through practical actions and reflective written work
b) the acquisition of key communications, cognitive and professional skills
c) a sense of differentiated communication approaches including increased proficiency in the language and dynamics of the workplace
d) enhanced personal organisational skills including time management; ability to follow instructions; ability to prioritise; ability to work to deadlines; accountability and individual responsibility
e) an ability to differentiate and make connections between disciplinary approaches and methods
f) adaptability and flexibility in relation to the demands and expectations of different learning and working environments
g) a broader understanding of social, cultural, economic organisational structures, practices and customs including identifying, understanding and working to professional standards
h) a reinforced sense of your disciplinary competencies and skills
i) ability to communicate to your peers, internship hosts, and the University community the value and purpose of your internship

Indicative Module Content:

Your internship host will provide a job spec that outlines your role and responsibilities with your the organisation. This will differ with each individual student and internship.

Your assessment for this module (Weekly journal and end-of-trimester assignment), will require you to provide reflective and critical analysis of your learning experience and its relationship to your disciplinary knowledge, skills and understanding.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active, task based learning provided by the internship host, leading the acquisition of skills as set out in the module learning outcomes. Student engagement with the module online on the VLE through the Learning Journal and Final Assignment, and attendance at information and briefing sessions on assessment. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Reflective Assignment: A Reflective Journal that provides an summary of work undertaken during each week of the internship. Students should submit ten journals over the trimester.

n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Assignment(Including Essay): An end of trimester high level report on the internship. This can be either in the form of an e-poster or a video.

n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

1) In module feedback on Reflective Journals will be provided through an individual meeting (on the VLE) with the module coordinator and written feedback post assessment. 2) Individual written feedback on the end of trimester assignment will be provided post assessment.

Name Role
Dr Edward Coleman Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Jaime Jones Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Alexander Thein Lecturer / Co-Lecturer