2. Completion of IRP Professional Placement Module (optional)
The IRP Professional Placement module provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience working in community-based organisations in the international relations sector. The placement offers students the chance to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life professional contexts while fostering important practical skills in advocacy, public relations, administration, research and monitoring and evaluation.
Students who opt to undertake the IRP professional placement will complete their placement alongside their UNPAR classes (two days per week around classes). In the January-June semester, students have the option to complete their placement as a five-week ‘block’ at the end of their semester.
Throughout the professional placement, students undertake a supervised placement at a participating Host Organisation. Required tasks will vary depending on each Host Organisation, but generally may include: research and report writing, content editing, website editing, translation, data entry, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks as required by individual Host Organisations.
Applicants should be aware that they are applying for the program, not a specific placement.
Read the outline of the IRP Professional Placement Module here.