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More than 2000 students make real impact through UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship

The University of Western Australia’s unique McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program has reached a major milestone providing more than 2,000 students the opportunity to contribute over 200,000 hours’ to make a real impact in the community.

8 September, 2022

McCusker Centre for Citizenship recognises outstanding interns

On Monday 1 August 2022, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship were joined by The Honourable Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC CitWA and His Honour Judge Denis Reynolds to formally recognise the achievements of 19 UWA students nominated for the Centre’s Outstanding Intern Award across Winter and Semester 2, 2021.

4 August, 2022

Maria supports development of learning platform to strengthen WA health services for multicultural communities

An internship at the McCusker Centre for Citizenship saw UWA student Maria Saji contribute 100 hours towards the WA Country Health Service (WACHS), assisting with the development of educational resources to help staff better support people and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

14 July, 2022

Maddi contributes towards WA cyber security

UWA student Maddi Broad has spent three months supporting government cyber security professionals at the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet through an “invaluable” internship experience with UWA’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship.

15 June, 2022

Helene helps strengthen voice for children in foster care

UWA student Helene Moe has contributed 100 hours towards a project that seeks to empower young people in foster care to voice their feedback and concerns through an internship with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship.

11 April, 2022

Curtis supports important research for state Ombudsman

UWA postgraduate student Curtis White has contributed 100 hours towards important research being done at Ombudsman WA.

12 January, 2022

Christopher supports mental health research for gender-diverse youth

Through a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship, UWA Neuroscience student Christopher Tigor Dougherty has contributed 100 hours towards important research at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) that looks to better understand mental health outcomes for gender-diverse young people.

11 January, 2022

Emily helps foster positive change at Department of Transport

UWA student Emily Nguyen has contributed 100 hours towards a project at the Department of Transport to help staff feel prepared and supported through periods of change.

10 January, 2022

Juliet champions sustainability for local health services

Through an internship with UWA’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship, student Juliet Morris has contributed 100 hours towards a project that brings together staff across the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) to champion and advocate for environmental sustainability.

20 December, 2021

View our 2021 Impact Statement

Read key highlights and achievements from across 2021.

9 December, 2021