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UWA student moved by eye-opening internship at Legacy WA

4 June, 2020

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.

During her internship organised by the McCusker Centre for Citizenship, the Quinns Rocks resident helped organise marketing campaigns, write newsletter articles, manage social media accounts and run events.

Legacy WA is a volunteer organisation that provides support, care and guidance to the families of Australian Defence Force veterans who have given their lives or health.

At the end of Ms Scott’s 100-hour community service internship, Legacy WA offered her a part-time job.

Marketing & Events Manager Tenielle Doutre said Ms Scott was “an asset to Legacy WA”.

“Emily’s positive attitude and willingness to learn and adapt to the changing circumstances are a credit to her work ethic,” Ms Doutre said.

“Now a part of the Legacy WA staff, Emily has gone above and beyond her responsibilities and is a pleasure to have in the office.”

Economics and Political Science & International Relations student Ms Scott said the most rewarding part of her internship was playing a role in helping some of Legacy's beneficiaries.

“Without the funds generated through marketing initiatives, organisations such as Legacy wouldn't be able to help the vulnerable people in our communities,” she shared.

“This internship has allowed me to continue building my skills and opened my eyes to a number of potential career paths I hadn't previously considered.

“It is very rewarding to see your hard work make a difference.”