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Global Citizen Internships

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship in partnership with Global Citizen is offering the opportunity for two students to undertake an internship with Global Citizen in New York in 2018.

This is your opportunity to intern with one of the world’s biggest policy and advocacy organisations and movements that aims to eradicate poverty by 2030, while also earning academic credit.

We are looking for:

Two passionate and professional individuals to join the Global Policy and Advocacy team at Global Citizen for a 3 month internship in New York.

This is an exciting position and will provide the successful candidates with an extraordinary experience to put into practice what they have been studying as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Each internship comes with a travel bursary of up to $5,000 per internship to help cover student costs.

Global Citizen also provide a US$200 stipend per month to assist with transport and food costs.

For more information on the Global Citizen Internship Program:

Hear from Vice President of Global Policy and Government Affairs at Global Citizen, Michael Sheldrick (UWA Alumni)

Hear from one of our former Global Citizen Interns, Dominique Roth

For more information about these internships, please check AskUWA

How To Apply

1) Students must send a CV and cover letter in one PDF document to info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au by 4pm Monday 23 April 2018.

Your CV must include 2 referees (2 professional or 1 Academic and 1 Professional)

The covering letter should address the following selection requirements and be no more than 2 pages:

  • Ability to work autonomously, with some direction;
  • Proven ability to react positively and quickly to change;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development issues;
  • Proven communication skills;
  • Demonstrated initiative and drive with an ability to learn quickly and excel in a fast paced environment.

2) You must send a signed Faculty approval form with your application to info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au by 4.00pm Monday 23 April 2018

Shakira GC web “I feel like I learned more through this internship than I have in my entire degree so far.” Shakira Donovan, Global Citizen Intern 2017

Jessica GC office close “The internship allowed me to develop personally, learning new things about myself, and where my passions and interests lie.” Jessica Vu, Global Citizen Intern 2017

Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."