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Internship Program

Are you interested in a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship? Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply!

Please complete the application form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.

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1. Please enter your contact information
2. Which faculty are you from?
Choose your faculty
Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
Arts
Business School
Education
Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Law
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
School of Indigenous Studies
Science
Other (please specify)
3. What level are you studying at?
Choose your title
Bachelors
Honours
Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Masters
Doctorate
Other (please specify)
4. What is your course of study?
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5. Please list any degrees or certificates you have already completed
6. I am undertaking this internship for academic credit (see question 14)
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
7. Describe your experience in engaging in your communities and social issues more broadly (eg, have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before?)
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8. What do you think you can bring and contribute to these organisations and their projects?
9. Which of the following areas are of most INTEREST to you?
Choose first area of interest
Research and Policy
Community engagement
Project scoping and management and organisational development
Event management
IT
Finance and accounting
Arts (music, writing, visual arts)
Comms, Marketing and Social Media
Measuring impact
Choose second area of interest
Research and Policy
Community engagement
Project scoping and management and organisational development
Event management
IT
Finance and accounting
Arts (music, writing, visual arts)
Comms, Marketing and Social Media
Measuring impact
Choose third area of interest
Research and Policy
Community engagement
Project scoping and management and organisational development
Event management
IT
Finance and accounting
Arts (music, writing, visual arts)
Comms, Marketing and Social Media
Measuring impact
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10. Which of the following community areas most interests you?
Choose first community area
Law
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Social and community inclusion and support
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose second community area
Law
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Social and community inclusion and support
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose third community area
Law
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Social and community inclusion and support
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
11. What does being an active citizen mean for you?
12. Where did you hear about the McCusker Centre for Citizenship?
13. Most of our internships take place locally, however a few are available regionally and interstate. Are you able to travel for an internship?
Choose an option
Yes - Regionally
Yes - Interstate
Yes - Both
No - Perth only
14. Upload your CV. Please save your CV as first name.last name. (.pdf, .doc or .docx)
15. Have you obtained your faculty approval form? All applicants must submit a faculty approval form regardless of whether you are seeking academic credit. Students who are not enrolled for credit will receive transcript recognition. Upload below if you have an approval form. If not, please email toinfo@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au once received.
16. Do you have a valid Working with Children Check?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
17. Do you have a valid Police Clearance?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
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About the Program

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers structured, quality internships with not for profit, community and government organisations locally, regionally and globally.

Internships are open to all currently enrolled UWA students - undergraduate and postgraduate.

Students will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.

Please note, organisations often require you to have a working with children check and a police check. If you are interested in working with children or youth, it is therefore advisable to obtain these checks before you undertake your internship.


Successful undergraduate and postgraduate applicants may earn academic credit towards their degree when completing an internship.

Undergraduate - SVLG1002. Postgraduate - SVLG5001 (6 points) Postgraduate - SVLG5002 (12 points)

*Please note, your faculty must approve your enrolment.

Please check with your course allocated office for further information.

For more information about the internships, please check askUWA.


SEE WHAT OUR INTERNS HAD TO SAY

You can listen to more of what our interns had to say here.


ARE YOU AN ORGANISATION?

If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program, please click here for more information.


How to Apply

Students will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.

  1. View the list of internships on offer below
  2. Complete the online application form above (please use your student email address when applying)
  3. Download the relevant faculty approval form below and send to internships@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au by the application closing date
  4. Organisations often require you to have a working with children check and a police check. If you are interested in working with children or youth, it is therefore advisable to obtain these checks before you undertake your internship.

Click here to download the faculty approval form (submit to your faculty office for approval)


Semester 1 2018 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Semester 1 internship opportunities will be published on our website in November. These opportunities are to be undertaken between March and June 2018.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Semester 1 Internship Applications Open - 6th November 2017
  • Internship Information Session - 1pm, 10th October 2017 at Love House Slides available here
  • Semester 1 Internships Application Deadline - 22nd January 2018
  • Induction Session - 27 February 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 1 March 2018

Winter Semester 2018 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Winter internship opportunities will be published on our website in April. These opportunities are to be undertaken between June and August 2018.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Winter Internship Applications Open - 23 April 2018
  • Internship Information Session (Winter AND Semester 2) - 1pm, 1 May 2018 at Love House
  • Winter Internships Application Deadline - 14 May 2018
  • Induction Session - 5 June 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 7 June 2018

Semester 2 2018 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Semester 2 internship opportunities will be published on our website in late May when Winter Applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between August and November 2018.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Semester 2 Internship Applications Open - 21 May 2018
  • Internship Information Session (Winter AND Semester 2) - 1pm, 1 May 2018 at Love House
  • Semester 2 Internships Application Deadline - 2 July 2018
  • Induction Session - 26 July 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 2 August 2018

Please do not contact organisations directly regarding individual internships.

If you have any questions about the internship program, please check askUWA,here, or get in touch with us via email: info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.



Internship Opportunities

All organisations 
SEMESTER 1 - DISMANTLE - Communications Internship

Dismantle is a non-for-profit organisation which engages and empowers at-risk young people through a bicycle rebuilding program. Dismantle requires a passionate and proactive intern to assist with developing a social media strategy and content.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION West Leederville
SEMESTER 1 - Enable WA - Volunteer Framework Research Intern

The vision of Enable is people living the life of their choice. Enable South West’s mission is working together to provide people with quality, individualised support of their choice at home and in the community. The intern will research and explore different methods of servicing Enable WA’s client base, looking at the use of Volunteers to provide some level of unfunded supports to clients.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Bunbury/ Perth
SEMESTER 1 - Yoga for Pain Care Australia - Social impact Marketing Intern

Yoga for Pain Care exists to help all people with persistent pain – including those who are out of work, on low incomes or who are otherwise socially isolated – live healthy, meaningful lives. This role uses your marketing and creativity skills to devise and execute a communications plan to raise awareness of the social side to pain, particularly in regional and isolated communities.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - COLAB - Communication Strategy Intern

COLAB is a small, Perth-based not-for-profit doing great things! COLAB provides a marketplace for engineers and architects to find community projects in need of their pro bono services. COLAB is seeking a passionate marketing and communications intern who shares the collaborative spirit of COLAB and can develop and implement a communications/marketing campaign, as well as carry out ongoing communication/marketing activities for the organisation.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Nedlands
SEMESTER 1 - The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Fundraising and Grant Development Intern

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians between age 13 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. The Duke of Ed in WA is seeking a Fundraising and Grant Development Officer to play a key role in the development and implementation of our fundraising activities in order to secure funding for program work and organisational core costs.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - PATCHES Paediatrics - Medical intern

PATCHES Paediatrics aims to deliver high quality child development and early intervention services into hard to reach children and young people. PATCHES have specific expertise in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) diagnosis and therapy/support. PATCHES is looking for a student intern to work within a multidisciplinary team to assist in performing specialist clinical, consultant and research services for children and adults with neurodevelopment conditions.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Event Intern

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians between age 14 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. The Duke of Ed in WA is seeking an Event Intern to implement a collaborative, coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of a youth forum in Western Australia.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - PATCHES Paediatrics - Website Intern

PATCHES Paediatrics aims to deliver high quality child development and early intervention services to hard to reach children and young people. This position would be focussed around reviewing and evaluating the efficacy of the PATCHES website and to research and develop new content.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
Semester 1 - Befriend - Marketing and Communications Intern

Befriend Inc is a Perth-based social enterprise that is breaking down the social barriers that get in the way of making diverse friendships happen. We are a small organisation made up of five staff members and lots of volunteers who work together to provide opportunities for people to connect all around Perth.
We are looking for a passionate marketing and communications intern who shares the inclusive values of Befriend and can implement a marketing campaign, as well as carry out ongoing marketing activity for the organisation. The ideal person will be someone with excellent interpersonal, communication, and social media skills, as well as enthusiasm for helping others. The intern will require a current police check.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
Semester 1 - Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre – Project Officer Intern

The Project Officer Intern will support the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre to work with selected religious and CaLD community leaders to reframe cultural beliefs that are causing an impediment to participation and help-seeking behaviours by people with disability, and subsequently work with community leaders to educate and encourage help-seeking behaviours in their communities.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Subiaco
SEMESTER 1 - Midway - Social Media intern

Midway Community Care’s vision is to build stronger community partnerships which are inclusive and welcoming for people with disabilities. MCC is a caring, highly respected provider of quality disability services in the Peel region.
MCC is seeking an intern to review its digital media activity, including the current website, to ensure that it is relevant for contemporary service delivery. Police check required

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Mandurah
SEMESTER 1 - Midway - Business implementation intern (training & induction)

Midway Community Care’s vision is to build stronger community partnerships which are inclusive and welcoming for people with disabilities. MCC is a caring, highly respected provider of quality disability services in the Peel region.
MCC is seeking an intern to assist the organisation design an in-house on-line training tool that can support our desire to create great lives for people with disabilities Police check required

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Mandurah
SEMESTER 1 - Mental Health Law Centre (MHLC) - PR/Communications Intern

MHLC is looking for an intern who will work alongside management, staff and volunteers to manage its social media profile. You will possess a positive, pro-active attitude, a strong work ethic and a creative bent. You will be competent in matters of public relations and graphic design.

Police check required

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - ConnectGroups - Research and Evaluation Intern

ConnectGroups is the Peak Body for Support Groups in WA; its aim is to link individuals and families to existing Support Groups and information and to ensure the long term viability and sustainability of its Support Group Members. ConnectGroups is looking for a Research Officer to undertake a project to understand a) the importance of support groups to the people that use them, the broader community and the health system and b) the importance of Connectgroups to the support groups that it works with.

__Police check

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Melville
SEMESTER 1 - AVIVO - Project Co-ordinator (Suicide Awareness) Intern

Avivo works with people in the areas of aged care, disability and mental health. Our vision is people living as valued citizens, making their own decisions, developing their abilities and growing in their relationships. The intern role will assist the Suicide Awareness Working Group deliver their objectives.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Osborne Park
SEMESTER 1 - WANADA/St Bart's - Project Assistant

St Barts House helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve positive life outcomes. This role involves developing innovative ways for clients and staff to access health information via different media and evaluating the accessibility and effectiveness of information and materials.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - Street Law Centre - Fundraising and Grants Intern

Street Law Centre’s mission is to provide free, specialist legal services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We are committed to ensuring our legal services are accessible to provide access to justice for those who are homeless or at risk, and the work is often considered generalist due to the nature of the legal issues we assist clients with. The intern will assist in creating a database for grants applications and to help developing a fundraising plan.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION East Perth
SEMESTER 1 - COLAB - Website Development

COLAB is a small, Perth-based not-for-profit doing great things! COLAB provides a marketplace for engineers and architects to find community projects in need of their pro bono services. COLAB is seeking a passionate web designer intern who shares the collaborative spirit of COLAB and has excellent web design skills and an enthusiasm for what COLAB is doing.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Nedlands
SEMESTER 1 - Mission Australia - Project Officer Intern

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years. Wattle House is a community centre in Maddington where we provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. People are offered independent living skills workshops to better improve their skills in maintaining and sustaining their tenancy. Wattle House has funding to introduce a locker system, where street present people can store their belongings during the day and access them throughout the day or in the evening. The project intern will oversee the design and implementation of the ‘locker project’.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Maddington
SEMESTER 1 - Linkwest - Project Officer

Linkwest is the peak body for neighbourhood and community resource centres across WA. In 2018, we will continue our focus of increasing the profile of neighbourhood and community resource centres. The intern will assist in the achievement of this goal via the creation of marketing materials across a range of media – including video. It is also envisaged the intern will help support the next stage Linkwest’s Co-Design for Thriving Communities Project, which may take the form of research, personal interviews, development of materials.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Nedlands (some travel required)
SEMESTER 1 - Wanslea - Research Assistant

Wanslea's mission is to promote community, family, and individual development through partnerships and services. The marketing and communications intern will work with the foster care team to develop content and communication and marketing messages both internally and externally.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Cloverdale
SEMESTER 1 - Royal Life Saving Society - App Development Intern

One of the key strategies Royal Life Saving pursues is to create safer places and spaces for people to enjoy the water . In WA there are over 150,000 home swimming pools and Royal Life Saving undertakes a program to check that home pool barriers are maintained in working order. The intern will develop a ICT/App based solution that improves the process and quality of arranging a Royal Life Saving home pool assessment with the home pool owner.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Mt Claremount
SEMESTER 1 - Save the Children - Youth Worker - Intern

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. The intern will work with children and young people in Kununurra to understand the challenges they face and to engage and support them in their community.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kununurra
SEMESTER 1 - Foyer Oxford - Research Assistant Intern

Foyer Oxford combines holistic support, high quality housing and access to flexible training to give young people the opportunity to thrive long term.

Foyer requires an Intern to work with one other person or a small team on a research project to map the current services available to young people experiencing homelessness and to prepare a report, with appropriate data and information, for presentation to a small panel of sector representatives.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - Aboriginal Legal Service WA - Research & Policy Intern

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA aims to empower Aboriginal peoples and advance their interests and aspirations through a comprehensive range of legal and support services throughout Western Australia. ALSWA are looking for a Research and Policy Assistant to work with the Senior Policy Officer to prepare submissions to state and federal government to advocate for appropriate reforms to bring about social justice for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - The Fathering Project - Digital Media Intern

The Fathering Project seeks to improve child development outcomes for kids by making fathers and father figures better. Research shows an effective father has a profound influence on a child’s development. A skilled digital media intern is required to grow the reach and effectiveness of The Fathering Project.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION UWA Claremont Campus, Cnr Princess and Goldsworthy Rds, Claremont
SEMESTER 1 - Directions Disability - PR & Marketing intern

Directions provides relationship-based, personalised and individually tailored support to nearly 200 people across Perth from Butler to Pinjarra. Directions is growing as they strive to be progressive and innovative in the Disabilities space and create opportunities for the people they support. They are looking for a PR and Marketing intern to assist them in some key tasks within the organisation.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Maddington
Semester 1 - Centre for Social Impact - Marketing and Events Intern

The Centre for Social Impact UWA is a unit within the UWA Business School that delivers research, education, and public engagement that directly and indirectly generates positive social impact and systems change. As Marketing & Events Officer, you work with the engagement team and use your strong writing and marketing skills, as well as creativity and passion, to support the successful delivery of a range of activities and events.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Crawley
SEMESTER 1 - Fair Game - Research Intern

Fair Game Australia is a charity which delivers recycled sporting equipment, fitness and education programs to under-serviced remote Aboriginal and CALD communities. The objective of this internship is to conduct desk-top research, analyse organisational data and assist with the development of an outcomes-based measurement framework for presentation to Fair Game management.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - St Patrick’s Community Support Centre - Marketing and Communications Intern

St Patricks Community Support Centre in Fremantle provides immediate and holistic care for the homeless, those at risk of being homeless and the disadvantaged in Fremantle and surrounding suburbs. They are looking for an intern who will provide some assistance for their annual charity events. The role requires the intern to have a current police check.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Fremantle
SEMESTER 1 - Shooting Stars - Shooting Stars Intern

Shooting Stars is an initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia that aims to use netball as the vehicle to encourage greater attendance at school of Aboriginal girls living in remote communities and regional towns. The intern will support planning a new donor engagement event and community fundraising and awareness raising activities in association with Everyday Hero and activation opportunities during West Coast Fever home games.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - Challis Community Primary School - Video & Website Designer

Challis Community Primary School is an independent public school, and innovatively includes a parenting and early learning centre on site, providing a range of services and programs for parents and children from birth to three years of age at the school site. The intern will help create a more user-friendly website and web page that stimulates parent engagement, promotes parental education and facilitates the sharing of information between the school and the community, as well as designing a short video of the school’s programs and services.

Police check Working with Children check

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Armadale
SEMESTER 1 - Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) - Social Impact Intern

The Consumer Credit Legal Service of WA provides legal advice and representation to consumers in WA in the areas of credit, banking and finance. CCLSWA is seeking an intern to assist with reviewing the impact of its projects, to assess alignment with the organisational vision, mission and strategic plan. The role will include interviewing service providers that partner with CCLSWA and working very closely with the managing solicitor.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - United Nations Association Australia WA- Project/Event Intern

The UNAA has a vision for a powerful and effective United Nations, which is capable of meeting global challenges and opportunities. They are looking for a Coordinator Intern to support planning and logistics for the 2018 UN Day.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 1 - Australia Day WA - Projects Officer - Events

Australia Day WApromotes social inclusion and active citizenship. A new website and social media presence is being developed along with community engagement strategies across the State.
An intern is required to assist with delivering social inclusion programs; researching and populating a new website; and performing administrative and support duties as required.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
CEO
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."