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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. What is your course of study?
3. Have you applied for a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
4. Have you completed a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
5. I am undertaking this internship for academic credit
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
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6. Please indicate your Allocated Course Advice Office (you can find this on the welcome page of your student connect)
7. All applicants must submit a faculty approval form regardless of whether you are seeking academic credit. Have you sent your faculty approval form to your Allocated Course Advice Office?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No

They will email us directly with your approved form and copy you into the email.

Click here to download the faculty approval form

8. Describe your experience in engaging in your communities and social issues more broadly. (e.g. Have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before?)
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9. What do you think you can bring and contribute to these organisations and their projects?
10. Which of the following areas are of most interest to you?
Choose first area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose second area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose third area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
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11. Which of the following community areas most interests you?
Choose first community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
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
Aboriginal communities
Older People
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
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
12. What does being an active citizen mean for you?
13. Where did you hear about the McCusker Centre for Citizenship?
Choose an option
Careerhub
McCusker Centre Facebook page
UWA Students Facebook page
Digital screens
Student email
Faculty staff/office
UWA website
Word of mouth
Other
14. 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
15. Upload your CV (accepted formats are pdf, doc and docx). You cannot progress your application until you upload your resume.
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, I have a valid one
No, but I understand it is my responsibility to apply for one
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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.

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


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 - Closed
  • 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 Now Open
  • Internship Information Session (Winter AND Semester 2) - 12pm, 7 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 
Australian Assn of Social Workers WA - Communications/Marketing Intern

The AASW WA is the professional body for social workers in Australia. It sets the benchmarks for professional education and practice in social work and has a strong voice on matters of social justice, human rights and issues that impact upon the quality of life of all Australians.

The AASW WA Branch is seeking a marketing and communication intern to market and communicate a Trauma Informed Symposium in November 2018.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION West Perth
Watch this space

More Winter Internship Organisations Coming Soon...

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth - Regional and Local
Save the Children - Youth Worker - Intern (Kununurra)

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. Save the Children has an opportunity for an intern to work with children in Kununurra during their School Holiday Program in 2018.

Travel and accommodation assistance may be able to be provided by the McCusker Centre for Citizenship and Save the Children

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kununurra
Kwinana Early Years Services - Program Analysis Intern

Kwinana Early Years Services (KEYS) works with children and their families to strengthen and support families. KEYS programs for families are holistic and work together to scaffold families to build capacity and provide opportunities for learning and creating a positive environment for children to thrive. This includes providing family support, counselling, parenting workshops and supported playgroups.

This intern role will undertake program analysis and create program logic for the suite of programs provided by KEYS under its current model. The intern will link the program logic to the overall required outcomes of current funding.

Police Check required

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Medina
Ngala - Data and Evaluation Project Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will conduct an audit of data currently collected by the Ngala Reflective Practice Supervision program (RPS). It will work with the Research Unit to review and improve data collection and reporting by the RPS program.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kensington
Valuing Children Initiative, Centrecare (Inc.) - Communications and Marketing Intern

The Valuing Children Initiative is an ambitious project that wants to make a difference by influencing public attitudes to ensure all children are valued, children are understood to be the responsibility not just of families but of the entire community, and that children should be at the forefront of our considerations. The role will primarily consist of coordinating a social media campaign, assisting in research on policy development, community engagement, assisting in donor relations and administration support.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
Parkerville - Children and Youth Care Intern

Parkerville Children and Youth Care protects and cares for the most vulnerable children and youth in our community through the provision of a therapeutic environment that utilises a range of professional services. This role works with the Therapeutic Family Services (TFS) admin team located in Armadale. It will provide important support to the admin team and TFS staff and offers hands-on experience working as part of a Not for Profit organisation.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Armadale
Public Health Advocacy Institute WA - Project Intern

Public Health Advocacy Institute WA promotes, develops and supports public health advocacy in Western Australia. It aims to raise the public profile and understanding of public health, develop local networks and create a statewide umbrella organisation capable of influencing public health policy and political agendas. This role will assist the PHAIWA staff to identify how best to progress a working relationship with CAN (Community Arts Network) to identify local Noongar champions and projects that may be showcased in the inaugural digital WA Indigenous Storybook.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Bentley
Greenpeace - Fundraising Projects Intern

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

This role will work with the Fundraising Manager and Head of Advancement on different fundraising related projects.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Sydney
COLAB - Marketing and Communications Intern

COLAB creates a market place where architects and engineers can leverage their skills by providing pro bono work on community projects. The objective of this role is to support and develop COLAB’s communications/marketing Strategy.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Nedlands
Street Law Centre - Research Intern

Street Law Centre's mission is to provide free, specialist legal services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. It also provides community legal education for people who are homeless, at risk and community sector workers. This role will help Street Law with future planning of service delivery by developing a research paper on the best practice service-delivery models for legal advice for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION East Perth
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Events Intern

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading youth development program, empowering all young Australians between age 13 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. Awards WA is seeking an Events Intern to implement a collaborative, coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of our annual Gold Award Ceremony and 2 day conference. This will involve working closely with relevant youth networks, stakeholders and young people to support the development of comprehensive, effective, evidence based services for young people that address current issues and needs as dictated by Awards WA.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
Directions Disability - PR & Marketing intern

Directions provide relationship-based, personalised and individually tailored support to people with disabilities throughout the metropolitan area. Directions are offering an opportunity to join their team and undertake a Marketing and Public Relations role.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Maddington
Gosnells Community Legal Centre - Project Intern (Access and Inclusion)

Gosnells Legal Centre is one of over 200 Community Legal Centres in Australia that form the National Association of Community Legal Centres. Their mission and work practices promote principles of human rights and social justice. This role will consult/research to develop a strategy to improve the representation and involvement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People within Gosnells Community Legal Centre community.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Gosnells
Walk Free Foundation - Research and Policy Intern

Walk Free Foundation works with governments, business, NGO’s and faiths to advocate for the eradication of modern slavery. This role will support the Bali Process Government and Business Forum in efforts to develop innovative strategies for private and public partnership to end modern slavery in the Indo-Pacific region.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Dalkeith
YIC - Youth Worker Intern

Youth Involvement Council aims to empower young people in Hedland to create positive life pathways and become contributing members within a safe community. YIC is seeking someone passionate about empowering at risk young people and supporting their families and community. The intern will join youth workers to support the delivery of activities to children and youth aged 5-25.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION South Hedland
Fremantle Foundation - Events and Administration Intern

The Fremantle Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit community foundation whose central role is to encourage philanthropic giving. We provide specialist fund management and grant making expertise to individuals, families and groups and wanting to contribute to causes they care about. The intern will work alongside the staff at the Fremantle Foundation, the Fremantle Ball Advisory Committee and the Events team from Known Associates and assist with the ongoing operations of the Fremantle Foundation, and Impact100 Fremantle.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Fremantle
Ngala - Marketing and Communications Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will collaborate with the Data and Marketing teams to identify suitable data to convert into infographics which can be used for reporting and promotion purposes to demonstrate both service effectiveness and impact.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kensington
Greenbatch - Marketing and Events Intern

Greenbatch is a new social enterprise on a mission to establish WA’s first plastic reprocessing plant. The first product made will be 3D printer filament enabling school students to 3D print objects made out of recycled bottles. This role will assist Greenbatch with marketing and events. This will include a range of activities such as working on the Greenbatch high schools program, the community engagement team or the web and social media team.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION UWA Business School
YACWA - Media Intern (Video Editor)

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) vision is to develop a Western Australian community where all young people are empowered and have their human rights maintained. YACWA auspices the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of Western Australia (MYAN WA) which aims to increase positive outcomes for young Western Australian’s from refugee and migrant backgrounds, through empowerment, sector capacity building and advocacy. This role will be to edit footage that was filmed during the Catalyst for Change Harmony Week film project and develop short bite size videos that can be used in a variety of ways for different events, or campaigns.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Leederville
Ngala - Evaluation Project Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will collaborate with Ngala, Edith Cowan University and Centre for Community Child Health research team to develop a proposal to evaluate the experiences of the 51 participants who have undertaken the 'Platforms' training program in Western Australia.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kensington
National Disability Services - Access & Inclusion Intern

National Disability Services (NDS) is the peak body for disability sector organisations, throughout Western Australia. NDS advocates on behalf of the disability sector and people with disability. This role will complete a risk assessment of three databases and produce reports/documents to support the best management and development of the databases.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
Greenpeace - Legal Project Intern

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

This role would suit an upper year law, ethics, or technology student. It requires a passion for research and analysis. The project will focus on the intersection of law, big data, Artificial Intelligence and ethics and will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Sydney
Swan Alliance - Research Project Intern

Swan Alliance Communities for Children is a place-based initiative of the Australian Department of Social Services (DSS). The objective of the project is to: Develop and facilitate a whole of community approach to support and enhance early childhood development and wellbeing for children from birth to 12 years.

The Swan Alliance is seeking an Intern to draft a report summarizing the achievements of the Swan Communities for Children initiative.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Midland
Ombudsman Western Australia - Project Intern

Ombudsman WA serves Parliament and Western Australians by investigating complaints about State Government agencies; reviewing certain child deaths and family and domestic violence fatalities; improving public administration and performing other statutory functions.

This intern will plan and undertake a project to map and analyse early intervention responses to children experiencing family and domestic violence.

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

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading youth development program, empowering all young Australians between age 13 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. It is seeking an intern to play a key role in the development and implementation of fundraising activities in order to secure funding for program work and organisational core costs.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION West Perth
Ed Connect Australia - Business Improvement Intern

Ed Connect Australia prepare and connect intergenerational volunteers with disadvantaged or at risk young people for education success and wellbeing. This role will review the current EdConnect process manual which outlines the management of volunteers and schools participating in EdConnect programs. The task will involve working closely with school liaison officers, administrative staff and volunteers; participating in various aspects of the work flow in order to update the existing process manual.There will be opportunity to make recommendations for streamlining processes and the utilisation of technology and Customer Relationship Management.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Maylands
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. This role will support St Pats from a marketing and communication perspective. St Pats undertakes a number of public and fundraising events within the local community or in partnership. This role will particularly focus on the annual Sleep out Under the Stars and The Long Table Dinner event providing support in the planning, implementation and post event tasks.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Fremantle
Parkerville - Child and Parent Centre Intern (2 internships available)

Parkerville Children and Youth Care protects and cares for the most vulnerable children and youth in our community. Its core business is to support children and youth who have suffered histories of abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be based between two Child and Parent Centres – Challis (Armadale) and Brookman (Langford). The intern will assist staff in providing support to parents and children aged 0-8 years old in a community centre setting. The role will include assisting the staff in facilitating the group programmes and also providing support to families through linking/referring them to community services and completing administrative duties.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Armadale & Langford
Centre for Social Impact - Marketing and Events Intern

The Centre for Social Impact UWA is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires and mobilises change makers. This role is important within the Social Impact Festival team at the Centre for Social Impact UWA. The intern will work on the effective delivery of events in July, as well as communication and marketing of the activities throughout the Social Impact Festival.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Crawley
A Maze of Story Incorporated - Communications Intern

A Maze of Story is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a program of creative writing for children aged between 8-12 years and prides itself in assisting primary school students, that may be disengaged or struggling with school work, to be more confident in their ability and to strive to extend themselves. This role will post information and stories relevant to our audience demographics, maintaining interest in the organisation and boosting engagement.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Ashfield
The Organ Donation and Transplant Foundation of WA - Community Fundraising Intern

The Organ Donation and Transplant Foundation of WA provides community education, promotion, support and advocacy on all aspects of organ and tissue donation, serving to enhance the lives of those West Australians in need of organ and tissue donation and their families. The Community Fundraising Coordinator will play an instrumental role in coordinating community fundraising events, developing community partnerships, creating awareness campaigns, and implementing new and existing events. The role requires a current police check.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Maylands
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 ..."