Information for Organisations

About the Internship Program

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship partners with more than 250 not-for-profit, community, and government organisations to provide a structured and quality internship program for UWA students. In 2019, the Centre signed partnership agreements with the WA Public Sector Commission to expand the internship opportunities for students throughout the public sector, and the WA Local Government Association and Local Government Professionals WA to offer more internships in partnership with local governments.

Through this award-winning internship program, students can engage in active citizenship by making a difference and contributing to the complex social issues in our community. Internships are for a minimum of 100 hours, and can be completed in a block period over the summer or winter break or over a longer standard semester.

Students can receive academic credit towards their undergraduate and postgraduate studies on completion of their internship. Students are matched based on the quality of their application, current CV, experience and the internship opportunities available. Read about previous internship roles, and student and supervisor experiences in the booklets below.

Host Organisation Checklist: Are you intern ready?

If you are interested in joining our internship program, please consider this checklist first to ensure that ready to host an intern.

Internship Guide for Organisations & Supervisors

For everything you need to know before hosting an intern, please read our Internship Guide for Host Supervisors.

Working-from-home internships

If you are hosting an intern who is working from home, please read our Tips for Supervising Working-From-Home Interns factsheet.

Resources for host organisations+

These online resources have been created to assist our partners with hosting a McCusker Centre for Citizenship intern and can be downloaded at any time.

Internship Role Description

This form is used to advertise each internship placement to students.

Student Service Learning Placement Agreement

Organisations are required to sign this contract to partner with us.

UWA Student Placement Insurance

Our interns undertake unpaid internships and are covered by the current UWA insurance policy with AJG Insurance. A Certificate of Currency can be requested through our Internships Coordinator.

Student Deed Poll

This document is the contract between the organisation and the student intern to be completed at your first meeting with each student.

Supervisor's Report

At the end of the internship period, organisation supervisors are required to complete a short evaluation on the intern and program so that students receive credit and a final result – this is critical to the students’ successful completion of the Internship Program.

Organisation Program Survey

Help us to continue to improve and develop the internship program with your valuable feedback – it only takes two minutes!

Outstanding Intern Award+

Do you have an outstanding intern?

In response to requests from our partner organisations, The McCusker Centre for Citizenship has established the Outstanding Intern Award.

This new award will recognise McCusker Centre for Citizenship student interns who have significantly contributed to their host organisation and community during their internship placement. Host organisation supervisors are encouraged to nominate their outstanding interns for the award.

Nomination Periods

Award nominations for Summer 2019/20 and Semester 1 2020 student interns opened on 20 January, 2020. Nominations close on 5 July at 11.59pm.

For more information, please contact the Centre directly on + (61) 8 6488 7873.

How to Nominate


There is a dedicated Internships Coordinator at the Centre to provide assistance and support to our student interns and host organisations at any time.


Phone: + (61) 8 6488 7553