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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?
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Arts
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Education
Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
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Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
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3. What level are you studying at?
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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?
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17. Do you have a valid Police Clearance?
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18. Please indicate your availability to undertake an internship
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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)


Semester Two Internships - Application Guidance & Timelines

Semester Two internships opportunities will be published on our website in May. These opportunities are to be undertaken between August and November 2017.

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:

  • Semester Two Internship Applications Open - 15th May 2017
  • Internship Information Session - 2nd May 2017
  • Semester Two Internships Application Deadline - 30th June 2017
  • Induction Session - 1st August 2017
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 9th August 2017

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 2 - 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 ODATs’ 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.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Perth International Arts Festival - Audience Research Intern

Bringing a burst of energy, ideas and arts to the city, Perth International Arts Festival provides a unique moment in our year to experience outstanding work by the leading artists and thinkers from our region and across the globe. PIAF has a great past and an exciting future, with a dynamism and ambition which reflects the current energy and growth in Western Australia. We are seeking expressions of interest from students with a passion for the arts and an interest in connecting with and learning from arts audiences.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Western Australian Association for Mental Health - Advocacy and Engagement Intern

The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) is the peak body for the community mental health sector in Western Australia and exists to champion mental wellbeing, recovery and citizenship. WAAMH influences community attitudes, mental health priorities, policy and practice through mental health promotion, systemic advocacy and development so that Western Australians have the rights, resources and support needed for mental wellbeing, recovery, and citizenship. WAAMH is looking for an Advocacy and Engagement Intern to support in applied policy and advocacy work.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management - Project Support Intern

IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management is a network of professionals whose mission is to act as a source of advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that affect natural resources and biological diversity. They are looking for a Project Support Officer to assist them in two key areas – undertaking a case study of Best Practice of Urban Coastal Restoration, and developing communications around an upcoming workshop on ‘Water, Culture and Indigenous Connections’.

Police check Working with Children check

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LOCATION Perth and or Bunbury
SEMESTER 2 - 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 are based on the belief in the principles of human rights and social justice. This role will develop a specific strategy to improve the representation and involvement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People within Gosnells Community Legal Centre community.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Silverchain - Quality Intern - Health /Clinical

Silver Chain is a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. Silver Chain helps people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home. Silver Chain focus on individual strengths and abilities and offer our support and guidance where needed. Silver Chain have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. Silver Chain currently deliver our services in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Silver Chain Group is seeking an intern to assist with national health and clinical quality management systems and development health policies and tools.

Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Impact Seed - Project Officer Intern

Impact Seed is not-for-profit organisation, part of the rapidly emerging Impact Investment ecosystem which aims to solve societys greatest social and environmental challenges through the power of the markets. Impact Seed is looking for a Project Officer to make recommendations on CoCre8, a comprehensive program designed to develop innovative solutions to social problems within a local community context.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Cahoots - Volunteer Coordinator Internship

Cahoots mission is to create opportunities for children and young people with disability to develop friendships, skills and self-confidence. This particular role will work alongside the Volunteer Coordinator to assist with general volunteer administration tasks. They will also work with the Cahoots team in providing assistance to any tasks that need administrative assistance. General Office Suite knowledge is essential, along with interpersonal skills.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required Location: Balcutta

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Yoga for Pain Care Australia - Social impact Marketing Intern

Yoga for Pain Care helps people with persistent pain live healthy, meaningful lives through training yoga teachers and health professionals to help the 1 in 5 people in Australia with chronic pain to reduce symptoms, get back into activities they love and live with meaning. They are looking for a Social Impact Marketing Officer who will focus on getting the message out there about managing pain and enabling healthy and meaningful lives.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Assessment Officer 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with the events and marketing team in philanthropic fundraising.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Young Australians League - Fundraising and Marketing Intern

The Vision of the Young Australians League (YAL) is for all young people to achieve their potential; and to create and implement initiatives that enable young people to reach their potential. The YAL is looking for a marketing/communications officer to assist with some key messaging for their fundraising.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - 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 Assistants 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.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Events and Marketing 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with the events and marketing team in philanthropic fundraising.

__Police Check Required

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LOCATION Midland
SEMESTER 2 - Leadership WA - Impact Measurement Intern

Leadership WA champions those who make a difference, those who go on to impact the world from the valuable experiences and the journey that we take them on. Leadership WA are looking for an Impact Measurement Officer to help them better understand the impact of LWA and its community members in the broader local and global community.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Bloom - Mentor and Member Engagement Intern

Bloom is a community of young people creating amazing things. We provide workshops, co-working space, mentoring and more to accelerate the growth of high-potential young entrepreneurs. We are looking for a Mentor and Member Engagement Officer to map the journeys and impact of our members and mentors, and make the good they are doing more visible to the public.

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LOCATION Nedlands, Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Ishar- Social Impact Measurement Intern

Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre Inc. encourages the health and wellbeing of women of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds. It has a holistic philosophy grounded in the ‘Social Model of Health’ where the ‘medical’ condition of women seeking services is not separated from the real life interconnections of personal, social, economic, racial, age and gender relationships they experience. Ishar is seeking an intern to help them develop up their social impact measurement practices.

Police check required

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LOCATION Mirrabooka
SEMESTER 2 - The Health Consumers’ Council of WA - Policy Intern

The Health Consumers’ Council of WA (HCC) is an independent voice, advocating for patients in Western Australia. It offers a unique perspective on health policy and service delivery matters. This internship is an exciting opportunity to directly influence the policy and positions of the HCC on different areas of health, with the aim of creating a more open dialogue around WA’s health consumers and ultimately impacting on government health policy.

Police clearance required__

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Foyer Oxford - Media Intern

Foyer Oxford is a large scale Foyer initiative established by a consortium comprised of Anglicare WA, Foundation Housing and the Central Institute of Technology. Utilising the skills of those organisations, Foyer Oxford provides young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with fully self-contained transitional housing for up to two years, combined with personalised 24/7 support and opportunities to access education, training and employment. Foyer is looking for an intern to support with their online and media communications, especially in communicating with their residents.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Telethon Kids Institute - Resource Development Intern

The Telethon Kids Institute's goal is to build on their success since 1990 and create a research institute that makes a real difference in our community, with a renewed focus on translation and discovery, which will benefit children and families everywhere. Telethon Kids conducted an evaluation of coordinated planning for children with disability in primary schools who were eligible for NDIS. This position will follow up on one of the recommendations, developing best-practice guidelines for therapists working in school settings.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Cahoots - Marketing Intern

Cahoots mission is to create opportunities for children and young people with disability to develop friendships, skills and self-confidence.The Promotions and MarketingAssistant will be based at Cahoots’ Head Office, however, in the course of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the role it is expected that the Promotions and MarketingAssistant will be in regular contact with the Camp and Program Coordinators, and will be available to work from various locations as required.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required Location: Balcutta

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Enable - 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 look at how Enable can expand services to people in need in South Perth.

Location: Bunbury/Perth

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - United Nations Association Australia - 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 Project/Event intern to support planning and logistics for the UN Day events on 27 October 2017.

Location: East Perth Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - TEDxUWA - Speaker Resources Intern

TEDxUWA runs a variety of events each year aimed to immerse attendees with the global conversation. From intimate salon sessions to our annual world-class conference, we fully rely on the enthusiasm and hard-work of our members to make our goals a reality. The TEDxUWA organising committee is divided into 4 departments: Brand Operations, Communications, Events, and Speaker Resource. We are welcoming one successful intern to be part of our Speaker Resource team for Semester 2, 2017. The Speaker Resource department plays an incredibly vital role in shaping the line-up for each conference and salons. The Speaker Resource team, also engages in training speakers for the TEDxUWA stage, as well as aiding in direction of their talks on event day. This departments purpose is to find, choose and train the best potential speakers for our conferences. TEDxUWA interns will get a stimulating and hands-on learning experience where they can develop their skills, professionalism and gain credit, volunteering hours and professional recognition along the way.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Anglicare - Reconciliation Action Plan – Strategy Intern

Anglicare WA is a not for profit community service organisation. We support people, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building their resilience and capacity. We also seek to influence policy makers and are widely respected for our expertise, leadership and capacity to drive positive and lasting change. Anglicare WA is seeking an intern to work with our People and Culture team to research and develop initiatives to reward and recognise Anglicare WA’s volunteers, who play a vital role in delivering our community services.

__Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Initiate Australia - Scholarship Program Intern

Initiate Australia is interested in sustainable development with the world's poorest individuals, families and communities both within Australia and overseas. They are looking for a Scholarship Program Intern to support with developing interesting content for their scholarship program.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Institute for Respiratory Health - Event Coordinator Intern

The Institute for Respiratory Health is a collaborative respiratory research organisation. We aim to improve the life of everyone living with a respiratory condition by bringing together world class researchers and dedicated clinicians to investigate, diagnose, treat and prevent respiratory conditions. This role will work on a major event for the Institute – a Melbourne Cup fundraising lunch which raises money for the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Finance 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with the finance team to support our mission.

__Police Check Required

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LOCATION Midland
SEMESTER 2 - Leadership WA - Project development Intern

Leadership WA champions those who make a difference, those who go on to impact the world from the valuable experiences and the journey that we take them on. Leadership WA are looking for a Project development Officer to help them better understand the impact of LWA in the community. This role will focus on the development, communication and measurement of the Skillsbank initiative. The Skillsbank initiative was founded in 2005 in recognition that our highly skilled and influential alumni could make a big social impact on the capacity of the community and not-for-profit sector. The Leadership WA community is able to give their time, energy, insights and strategic advice in community service on a pro bono basis. The opportunities include board appointments, mentoring, and strategic project support (including business development, strategy development, consultation, and facilitation).

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - PATCHES Paediatrics - Student 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 Fetal 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

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Property Management 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with the events and marketing team in philanthropic fundraising.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required Drivers Licence Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Befriend - Project Officer 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 special person with diverse skills, who will help our members to join and use our fancy new online community management platform. Duties include creating educational materials, running a social media campaign, and problem solving for members. You will also help us setup the platform, testing and adjusting it to drive the kind of member behaviour we want- namely them interacting, making friends and meeting up in the real world.

Find out more about Befriend on the website (http://befriend.org.au) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Befriend-Inc-166828536669294).

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - ASseTTS - Program Officer Intern

ASeTTS’ Vision is for a more peaceful and just world where human rights are recognised, violations of human rights are challenged, and where there is support for people who have endured torture and trauma, and for their families. ASeTTS aspires to provide holistic services that assist refugee survivors of torture and trauma to rebuild their lives. ASeTTS is looking for a Program Officer role to assist with research and communications across a number of areas.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Greenbatch - Primary School Engagement Intern

Greenbatch is a social enterprise aiming reverse Western Australia’s shameful practice of sending PET plastic overseas, where it is burnt in waste incinerators. We are doing this by leverage government, corporate and community support to establishing WA’s very first PET plastic reprocessing facility here in WA. Greenbatch is lookingfor a Project Officer to coordinate engagement with WA’s primary schools.

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LOCATION Bloom Labs, St Catherine's UWA
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Project Officer - Youth Accommodation 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with the Armadale Youth Accommodation Service.

__Police Check Required Working with Children Check Required

Note: Must have a drivers license, and own transport

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LOCATION Armadale
SEMESTER 2 - AVIVO - Online Learning and Development Content Intern

Avivo has been working with people in the areas of aged care, disability and mental health for over 50 years. Our vision is people living as valued citizens, making their own decisions, developing their abilities and growing in their relationships. Avivo is seeking a tech-savvy intern to help develop on-line content using software packages for media and learning resources.

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LOCATION Osborne Park
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Support and Counselling Service 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with the events and marketing team in philanthropic fundraising.

Location: Mirrabooka Police Check Required Working With Children Check Require

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - SNAICC - Promotions and Events Intern

Each year SNAICC produces and distributes resources to help organisations, services, schools, and communities celebrate Aboriginal Children's Day. WA Family Matters jurisdiction working group is looking for an intern to support the campaign, initiatives and help make the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day a significant calendar event. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time to for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child. Children’s Day is held on 4 August each year and is coordinated by SNAICC – National Voice for our Children. Children’s Day was first observed in 1988, with 2017 being the 30th celebration.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - ConnectGroups - Research 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

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LOCATION Melville
SEMESTER 2 - UWA Aspire - Project Officer Intern

UWA’s Equity Outreach programs inspire students from diverse backgrounds to consider university, and provide an alternate entry pathway to UWA for disadvantaged students. As part of a federal grant, we have a significant focus on promoting STEM studies and careers to high school and university students. This internship will focus on promoting STEM studies and careers to high school and university students, and will include an opportunity to visit Aspire UWA partner schools in regional WA.

Police Check Required Working With Children Check Required Location: UWA Crawley Campus

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Greenbatch - High School Engagement Intern

Greenbatch is a social enterprise aiming reverse Western Australia’s shameful practice of sending PET plastic overseas, where it is burnt in waste incinerators. We are doing this by leverage government, corporate and community support to establishing WA’s very first PET plastic reprocessing facility here in WA. Greenbatch is looking for a Project Officer to coordinate engagement with WA’s high schools.

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LOCATION Bloom Labs, St Catherine's UWA
SEMESTER 2 - Silverchain - Facilities Intern

Silver Chain is a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. Silver Chain helps people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home. Silver Chain focus on individual strengths and abilities and offer our support and guidance where needed. Silver Chain have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. Silver Chain currently deliver our services in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Silver Chain Group is seeking an intern to work within our Facilities Team, and use your strong written and design skills to support the team’s development of tools and templates.

Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - 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.

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LOCATION UWA Claremont Campus, Cnr Princess and Goldsworthy Rds, Claremont
SEMESTER 2 - Avivo - Diversity Project Intern

Avivo has been working 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. Avivo is seeking a Project Manager to assist the Diversity Reference Group in progressing their objectives.

Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd - Community Engagement Intern

AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd (AWESOME) is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. They are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to assist with the evaluation of the Creative Challenge program in primary schools in Perth.

Police check Working with Children check

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Project Officer - Events

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 in WA is seeking a Project Officer – Events to play a key role in the development and implementation of several upcoming activities and events including youth forums, student camps and the Gold Award Dinner.

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

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Zonta House Refuge Association - Fundraising and Marketing Intern

Zonta House Refuge Association provides support services to women who have experienced family and domestic violence, homelessness and other crises, to enable them to have the opportunity to make safe and sustainable life choices. Zonta is looking for a Fundraising and Marketing Officer to assist with a variety of marketing and fundraising tasks.

Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Shooting Stars - Organisational Development Project 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. Established in 2015 after a successful pilot program in Halls Creek Shooting Stars is now established in six sites, Halls Creek, Derby, Carnarvon, Mullewa, Meekatharra and Wiluna.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) - Communications 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 are looking for a Communications Officer to ensure that the resources and information they provide to the community is up to date, and as accessible for as many people as possible.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Walk Free - Research Assistant Intern (x 2)

The Walk Free Foundation is an international human rights organisation with a mission to end modern slavery in our generation. The Foundation is looking for two research assistants to support the development of the Global Slavery Index. The Foundation has developed the world’s first all-encompassing global estimate of slavery with country by country data. The Global Slavery Index is updated regularly to provide an accessible resource to the anti-slavery community. It provides an analysis of government responses to unpack the local context of slavery systems. These positions will involve assisting the research team in identifying and compiling secondary source estimates of modern slavery in selected countries to support the data collected for the Global Slavery Index.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - UnitingCare West - Project Officer Intern

The mission of UnitingCare West is to work with People and Communities so those most in need can belong and thrive. UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of families and individuals each year. UnitingCare West is part of the UnitingCare national network of more than 400 Uniting Church agencies providing community services to over 1.8 million Australians each year. UnitingCare West are looking for a project worker that has the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders, develop and keep milestones and complete project to time and with the resources available. The project role is responsible for developing and delivering on an overall innovative project in and around Perth Metropolitan area.

Location: In and around Perth metropolitan area. Central Office at Victoria Park Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - WA Ostomy Association - Information Technology Intern

The WA Ostomy Association is a voluntary, non profit organisation that helps ostomates throughout the West Australian community. They are seeking an Information Technology Assistant to assist their considerable intergenerational workforce with organisational change around information technology. The position has been created to implement organisational change with the implementation of a new hardware and software program.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Challis Community Primary School - Workplace Organisation Intern

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 role of the intern will look at overhauling the current workplace systems in place at Challis Parenting & Early Learning Centre and designing a new set of organisational parameters to increase the overall productivity and professionalism of the Centre.

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LOCATION Armadale
SEMESTER 2 - Silverchain - Human Resource Intern

Silver Chain is a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. Silver Chain helps people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home. Silver Chain focus on individual strengths and abilities and offer our support and guidance where needed. Silver Chain have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. Silver Chain currently deliver our services in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Silver Chain Group is seeking an intern to work within our Human Resources team, who keen to use their strong writing skills and HR knowledge, as well as creativity and innovation to support the team’s group-wide education and training materials, management guides and standardised templates and processes flowcharts.

Police Check Required

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - WA Ostomy Association - Event and Marketing Intern

The WA Ostomy Association is a voluntary, non profit organisation that helps ostomates throughout the West Australian community. The Western Australia Ostomy Association is dedicated to the service of its 3500 members across the breadth of Western Australia.They are looking for an Event and Marketing Assistant to assist in planning for the WAOA 50thanniversary in 2019. The position has been created to start planning for the 50th Anniversary of the WAOA in 2019.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - 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.

Find out more about Befriend on the website (http://befriend.org.au) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Befriend-Inc-166828536669294).

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Pallative Care - Marketing and Communications Development Intern

Palliative Care WA is the Western Australian peak body for palliative care – raising awareness and building capacity for the community to address life limiting conditions, death and dying, grief and loss. They are looking for a Marketing and Communications Development Officer to play an important role in their communications strategies.

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LOCATION Shenton Park
SEMESTER 2 - 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.

Find out more about Befriend on the website (http://befriend.org.au) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Befriend-Inc-166828536669294).

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Support Officer 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with Family Preservation Services which is a tertiary service with the primary aim of preventing children entering into care by supporting families to safely remain together.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - 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 advice and support on their marketing and communications strategies.

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LOCATION Fremantle
SEMESTER 2 - Fair Game - Events Coordinator Intern

Fair Game Australia is a charity donating recycled sports equipment to under-serviced remote Aboriginal and CALD communities. The organisation needs help coordinating two events over a six month period This will allow the charity to sustainably expand its reach, effectively engage stakeholders and continue running fantastic programs in remote Aboriginal communities. This is an exciting opportunity for an intern to develop a professional event management portfolio and network with significant local stakeholders whilst having a positive impact on thousands of people’s lives.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - South32 - Refugee Work Experience Program Intern

South32’s purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. To live out our mission in action, and ensure we have a broad focus on diversity, inclusion and innovation in our business, we are developing a work experience program to unlock skills and talent through South32 internships for refugees. They are looking for an intern to support the development of a refugee internship program.

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LOCATION Perth CBD
SEMESTER 2 - Australian Red Cross - Community Development Support Intern (x 2)

The Australian Red Cross cares for local communities in Australia and further afield. The intern will assist with ‘Here to Contribute” a national project to encourage social cohesion and develop social capital for people made vulnerable by the process of migration.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Silverchain - Risk and Assurance Intern

Silver Chain is a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. Silver Chain helps people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home. Silver Chain focus on individual strengths and abilities and offer our support and guidance where needed. Silver Chain have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. Silver Chain currently deliver our services in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Silver Chain Group is seeking an intern to work within our Risk and Assurance team, and use your strong written and marketing skills, as well as creativity and innovation to support the team’s rollout of risk and assurance frameworks across the organisation. Which include development and management of training materials, standardised templates and communications strategy.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Yoga for Pain Care Australia - Research Intern

Yoga for Pain Care’s mission is to help people with persistent pain live healthy, meaningful lives. They do this by training yoga teachers and health professionals to help the 1 in 5 people in Australia with chronic pain to reduce symptoms, get back into activities they love and live with meaning. Yoga for Pain Care are looking for a Research Assistant to help understand and better reach people with persistent pain.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Mental Health Law Centre (MHLC) - PR/Communications Intern

MHLC intends to develop a sharpened social media presence to target our stakeholders, legal profession and other professionals, community and clientele. This role will be important in communicating the role and messages of the Mental Health Law Centre to a number of different stakeholders.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Parkerville - Quality Officer 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. Our core business remains our response to the high needs child. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. This role will be working with the events and marketing team in philanthropic fundraising.

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LOCATION Midland
SEMESTER 2 - Anglicare - Organisational Communications Intern

Anglicare WA is a not for profit community service organisation. We support people, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building their resilience and capacity. We also seek to influence policy makers and are widely respected for our expertise, leadership and capacity to drive positive and lasting change. We are seeking an intern with a communications background to review AWA's organisational communications and recommend a comprehensive communication framework.

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LOCATION Perth
SEMESTER 2 - Bloom - Social Media Marketing Intern

Bloom is a community of young people creating amazing things. We provide workshops, co-working space, mentoring and more to accelerate the growth of high-potential young entrepreneurs. We are looking for a Social Media Marketing Officer to develop new and interesting content for our social media platforms.

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LOCATION Nedlands, 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 ..."