2. IRP Professional Placement
Students may undertake the optional IRP Professional Placement – either alongside their UGM classes (e.g. one to one-and-a-half day/s per week around classes), or as a ‘block’ at the end of their semester – for a total of 160 hours.
Throughout the professional placement, students undertake a supervised placement at a participating ACICIS 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.
IRP Professional Placement Assessment
Students are assessed as follows:
- Work plan design 10%
- Professional Placement Report 20%
- Participation 70%*
* The placement component will be assessed by the student’s Host Organisation workplace mentor and ACICIS staff. Upon completion of the Professional Placement, the workplace mentor will be asked to comment on the student’s performance according to criteria related to both generic skills (e.g., interpersonal, communication, professionalism, initiative) and discipline-specific knowledge. This feedback will inform each student’s end-of-semester Student Outcome Evaluation (SOE) report prepared by the ACICIS Resident Director.