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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 Australians
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 Australians
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 Australians
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
Regionally
Interstate
Both
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 to info@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
18. Please indicate your availability to undertake an internship
Choose an option
Winter or Semester 2 2017
Winter Only
Semester 2 Only
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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 Undergraduate faculty approval form (submit to your faculty office for approval)

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

Click here to download the HDR students’ approval form (submit to your research supervisor for approval)


Summer Internships - Application Guidance & Timelines

Summer internships opportunities will be published on our website in September. These opportunities are to be undertaken between November and February 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):

  • Summer Internship Applications Open - 11th September 2017
  • Internship Information Session - 10th October 2017 *Combined Summer and Semester 1 information session
  • Summer Internships Application Deadline - 27th October 2017
  • Induction Session - 21st November 2017
  • Cultural Awareness Training - TBC

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 - 10th October 2017 *Combined Summer and Semester 1 information session
  • Summer Internships Application Deadline - 22nd January 2018
  • Induction Session - 27 January 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - TBC

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 
SUMMER SEMESTER - The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Project Officer

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 Edinburgh Award in WA is seeking a Project Officer to play a key role in the development and implementation of several upcoming activities and eventS including the 2018 Award Forum and developing of training materials.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required Location: West Perth

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SUMMER SEMESTER - The Organ Donation and Transplant Foundation of WA - Community Fundraising and Events 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. This position provides valuable experience for fundraising and/or event planning students; individuals with an interest in gaining experience in the non-profit sector or in the health sector; and anyone with a passion for improving the quality of life for those West Australians in need. Volunteers are highly valued members of the ODAT team and contribute to making a significant difference in ODAT's ability to protect raise community awareness about the life saving need of organ and tissue donation for the benefit of for current and futuregenerations. ODAT will provide reference letters for all volunteers who successfully complete a placement upon request.

Location: Perth

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
SUMMER SEMESTER - Enable WA - Project 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. They are looking for a Project Intern to explore the potential for Enable WA to establish an intentional community within the Bunbury Region to benefit both clients and the broader community.

Location: Bunbury

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Bunbury
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 ..."