MNMGT396-19C (HAM)

Management Internship

15 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
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Paper Description

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The design of this paper integrates interns' expected learning regarding their management discipline with competencies valued by employers. The paper structure, assessment tasks, and criteria help interns to achieve the required learning and evaluate interns' progress regarding self-management, initiative, and communicating what they have learnt to different audiences.

Information about this internship paper - how to apply and the internship process - can be found at

The 396 internship covers a 20 week period with a start date negotiated between the sponsoring organisation, the intern and the Paper Convenor.*

Please take careful note of the following requirements:

The intern is expected to spend a minimum of 110 hours in the organisation.

The intern will have a manager in the organisation responsible for overseeing the intern's progress and well-being in the organisation. The manager will provide assessment at the completion of the internship.

*Note: Specific internships may have varying schedules with the approval of the Paper Convenor.

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Paper Structure

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The internship paper involves work placement, so time can reasonably be expected to be spent on the premises of the host organisation.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply analytical and critical thinking to an authentic organisation project
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Organisation Assessment (2)
    Major Report/Portfolio (4)
  • Critically reflect on their personal strengths and development during the internship
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the real-world practices of management and apply their discipline-based knowledge to real-world problem solving.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Final Presentation (3)
  • Explain their internship project appropriate to the specific audience and the organisation's needs
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Organisation Assessment (2)
    Final Presentation (3)
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Internships are 100% internally assessed.

The assessment is shared between the academic component and the organisation component.

Academic Assessment Components

The intern is responsible for producing:

The individual reflective components

A major report or portfolio providing evidence and background support for the project deliverables to the organisation

A professional presentation to either the client organisation or to other interns.

Organisation Assessment Components

The organisation assesses the intern’s progress at the completion of the internship.


Reflective aspect2 part(week 2 and after final assessment) 12%
Organisational assessment2 part done by WIL and a final organizational assessment(org)25%
PresentationDone in org with skype/site visit30%
PortfolioProject (or placement review)+ Report 33%
Internal Assessment/Final Examination 1:0
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Assessment Components

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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. Reflective Aspect
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Organisation Assessment
  • Other: email
3. Final Presentation
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Major Report/Portfolio
  • 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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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Reflection: Practice and benefits

Reflective Writing - University of Exeter - - complete with Harry Potter quote.

How do I Write a Reflection? - from Trent University

Coll, R. K. & Zegwaard, K. E. (Ed). (2011). International Handbook for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education: International Perspectives of Theory, Research and Practice. WACE: MA, USA.

Linn, P.L., Howard, A., & Miller, E. (Ed). (2004). Handbook for Research in Cooperative Education and Internships. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc: London.

[On Course Reserve]

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Online Support

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links provided
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The *96 internship requires the intern to spend a minimum of 110 hours in the organisation over a 15 week period. As a 15 point paper each intern can expect to spend around 150 hours in total on this paper.
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Prerequisite papers: Students should have completed 240 points, including 120 points above Level 1




Restricted papers: This paper is not available to students who have previously passed a 495 Industry Experience, 496 Management Internship or 499 Report of an Investigation through the Waikato Management School.

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