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Intern creates a legal health tool for regional community members

During her internship at Regional Alliance West (RAW) Lara Lindegger researched, developed and implemented a legal health check tool catering specifically for the Mid-West, Murchison and Gascoyne regions’ communities.

11 May, 2021

Outstanding Intern of the Year Award recipients honoured

Recommendations on how best to harness existing local government signage to provide valuable information to the community were adopted after a McCusker Centre for Citizenship intern’s research was presented to the Gingin Shire Council.

1 April, 2021

Joint recipients awarded Outstanding Intern of the Year

Harnessing technology for delivering important information to rural community members and providing essentials for people who are homeless were two projects undertaken by UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship interns in 2020, earning them award recognition.

1 April, 2021

Joint Award for Outstanding Intern of the Year

Providing essentials for community members experiencing homelessness and disadvantage in the wake of COVID-19 was at the heart of a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship that earned award recognition. 

1 April, 2021

Thinking outside the box helps UWA student continue with her internship during pandemic

Exploring the State Cabinet Records from 1989 – 10 years before she was born – has been a fascinating exercise for McCusker Centre for Citizenship intern Michelle Lam.

5 May, 2020

Intern helps prevent anti-social youth behaviour

During her recent McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship, Randi Beck researched programs that the City of Gosnells could implement to positively engage with vulnerable young people around libraries.

27 April, 2020

Intern engages with CALD migrants and refugees at Mirrabooka Welcome Hub

Being on the “front line” and directly engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrants and refugees was the highlight of Jasmine Laing’s recent internship at the Mirrabooka Welcome Hub.

17 April, 2020

Intern project to improve sustainability of Gingin community organisations

Student intern Franklin Powers wrote a research report that identified new business management models for local community group and club facilities during his internship at the Shire of Gingin.

16 April, 2020

Political Science Major has rewarding internship at Health Department

The most rewarding moment of Jamieson Kay’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship at the Department of Health came in its final hours.

25 March, 2020

Local Government Internships booklet published

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship has designed and released a new booklet that highlights student and supervisor experiences in a variety of local government-based internships.

26 February, 2020