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McCusker Centre for citizenship celebrates 1000 student internships

A unique internship program that provides students from The University of Western Australia with an opportunity to give back to their communities has surpassed a milestone of more than 1000 internships, contributing more than 100,000 hours’ service to the community.

16 July, 2020

Telethon Kids intern rises to the challenge of working from home

University of WA Biomedical Science student Alice White was “amazing” at adapting to completing her Telethon Kids Institute internship from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says intern supervisor Jacinta Freeman.

14 July, 2020

New public sector internships booklet released

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship has designed and published a booklet that highlights student and supervisor experiences in a variety of public sector internships.

26 June, 2020

UWA student intern shows great resilience in completing Legal Aid WA internship from home

McCusker Centre for Citizenship student intern Matthew Bryan has shown “remarkable skill” in adapting to working from home during the pandemic, according to his Legal Aid WA (LAWA) internship supervisor.

26 June, 2020

UWA student intern helps disadvantaged community keep fit and healthy during lockdown

McCusker Centre for Citizenship student intern Raje Narang has been helping Reclink Australia member agencies keep fit and active during COVID-19 self-isolation.

23 June, 2020

Student intern’s research into international Housing First policies

Student intern Andrew Thomson completed a background research report as part of the Ombudsman’s current investigation into homelessness.

22 June, 2020

UWA student intern helps secure legal service funding for family and domestic violence victims

Thanks to McCusker Centre for Citizenship intern Christopher Simpson, Gosnells Community Legal Centre (GCLS) is one step closer to securing long-term funding to provide legal advice to Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) victims of family and domestic violence.

17 June, 2020

Student intern contributes to Department of Education’s No Voice, No Violence campaign

Proposing ways the Department of Education could engage young people to be “upstanders not bystanders” in the face of bullying was a rewarding experience for McCusker Centre for Citizenship intern Daniel Chuah. 

11 June, 2020

UWA student moved by eye-opening internship at Legacy WA

The most challenging aspect of University of WA student Emily Scott’s recent internship at Legacy WA was hearing the first-hand experiences of those who have lost a loved one from war.

4 June, 2020

Global reach for State Library of WA internship

The research project Lucy Craske worked on during her McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship at the State Library of WA had an impressive global reach.

20 May, 2020