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Internship Application Form

Please include majors/specialisations where possible.

The McCusker Centre will seek approval from your faculty student office on your behalf and you will be advised the outcome by the student experience to your student email account.

e.g. Have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before, or why are you interested in joining this program?

Tick all that apply and indicate any others.

Our internship program includes a range of roles; some are in offices, some are more physical, some involve travel. Many of our internships involve learning about difficult social issues and working with disadvantaged communities. This work may be confronting and challenging. The Internships Team and the University are here to support you.

This information will be kept confidential.

You cannot progress your application until you upload your resume. This document will be forwarded upon request (if matched) to your host organisation.

You can read the requirements here.

How to Apply+

Students are selected as part of a competitive process. Students will be matched based on the quality of their application, communication skills, interests, experience and the internship opportunities available.

  1. View the list of internships on offer below.
  2. Review your study plan to ensure that you can undertake an internship as part of your course and consider your other commitments
  3. Complete the online application form above (please use your student email address when applying). Consider the application questions carefully.
  4. Our organisations often require you to have a Working with Children Check and a National Police Clearance. If you are interested in working with children or youth, it is therefore advisable to obtain these checks before you undertake your internship.
  5. In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the Dates and Deadlines section below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide).
  6. Review the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Student Intern Guide to ensure you are aware of the program requirements.

If you have any questions about the internship program, please check askUWA, or email: info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au

Eligibility for Enrolment+

You must be a currently-enrolled UWA student with good standing to be eligible for the internship program. The Centre will seek approval for you to take the unit as part of your course, directly with your Allocated Student Office.

Students also have the option to complete an internship ‘not for credit’ however preference is given to students enrolling in the unit codes below:

Undergraduate - SVLG1002
Postgraduate - SVLG5001 

Please check with your Allocated Course Advice Office for further information.

*Please note that if approved to undertake the ‘not for credit’ students must still be enrolled in our unit codes and complete all internship requirements (including assessments).

For more information about the internships, please check askUWA.

Internship Requirements+

Our internships unit is assessed as an ungraded/pass fail. Please read the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Guide for Interns to ensure you are aware of the program requirements. To successfully complete the program, students must:

1. Complete 100 hours community service internship
2. Submit all required internship paperwork on time
3. Complete the UWA Pre-Placement Program (online via LMS)
4. Write 3 x 500 word reflective journals
5. Complete the end of internship reflection
6. Attend all compulsory on campus sessions:

o    Introduction to Active Citizenship

o    Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

o    Mid-internships check-point

o    Student Advisory Committee event

Dates and Deadlines+

Internships run over Semester 1, Winter, Semester 2 and Summer periods. Please see the below timeline for internships in 2020.

14 October 2019 Applications Open  
16 February 2020 (midnight) Applications Close  
Weeks of 20 & 24 February 2020 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
24 February 2020 10am-12pm & 2-4pm Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions 1 & 2 Austin Lecture Hall & Woolnough Lecture Theatre
6 March 2020 12-2pm Introduction to Active Citizenship Session 3 Love House Seminar Room
10 March 2020 from 1-3pm Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session 1 Love House Seminar Room
26 March 2020 from 2-4pm Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session 2 Bayliss Lecture Theatre
26 March 2020 4-5pm A Student's Guide to Sustainability (SAC Panel Event) Hemsley Learning Suite, Reid Library
March - June 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
5 May 1-2pm Student Advisory Committee Panel Event TBC
Commencing 18 May 2020 End of Internship Review Love House Seminar Room
17 February 2020 Applications Open  
17 May 2020 (midnight) Applications Close  
By 1 June 2020 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
Week of 15 June 2020 Introduction to Active Citizenship Session TBC
16 June 2020 2-4pm Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session TBC
June - July 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Week commencing 13 July 2020 End of Internship Review Love House Seminar Room
18 May 2020 Applications Open  
5 July 2020 (midnight) Applications Close  
20 July 2020 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
Week of 27 July 2020 Introduction to Active Citizenship Session TBC
30 July 2020 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session TBC
25 August 1-2pm Student Advisory Committee Panel Event TBC
August - November 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
8 October 4-5pm Student Advisory Committee Panel Event TBC
From 12 October 2020 End of Internship Review Love House Seminar Room
15 July 2019 Applications Open  
13 October 2019 (midnight) Applications Close  
Week of 4 November 2019 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
25 November 2019 10am-12pm & 2-4pm Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions Gentilli Lecture Theatre (10am-12pm) & Bayliss Lecture Theatre (2-4pm)
26 November 2019 2-4pm Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session Bayliss Lecture Theatre
November 2019 - February 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Week of 10 February 2020 End of Internship Review Love House Seminar Room

Opportunities

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More Winter 2020 internship roles coming soon

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Research and Grant Writer Intern - Winter 2020

Anglicare WA

The Philanthropy and Enterprise team at Anglicare WA contributes to the development, protection and growth of the Anglicare WA brand and helps generate vital funds to assist the organisation to provide a variety of critical services demanded of it each year by over 42,000 Western Australians.

As the Researcher and Grant Writer, you will work closely with the Grants team within the Philanthropy department to research, identify, evaluate and write applications for available grant opportunities relevant to particular Anglicare WA programs. Additionally, you will support the team through prospect researching of existing and prospective philanthropic supporters, managing and overseeing multiple tasks simultaneously.

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Perth

Project and Research Intern - Winter 2020

Department of Communities – Regional and Remote Service Delivery

The project intern will work with the Department of Communities and the Meekatharra Aboriginal Reference Group (MARG) to research community driven models of spaces for children and youth. The role will be based in Geraldton and will include at least two trips to Meekatharra, undertaken with supervisors from Department of Communities.

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Perth

Social Media and Marketing Intern - Winter 2020

Valuing Children Initiative

The VCI intern will be invaluable to the small team at VCI. With its presence on social media, the Initiative requires a steady voice through Facebook and other streams to speak to its audience; to raise awareness and support for Valuing Children.

The intern will assist with content creation, social media scheduling, general marketing, market research, website edits and have access to professional development opportunities as part of the team. The not for profit role offers a range of areas to build interest and skills, whilst making a real difference in the community.

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Perth

Marketing Assistant Intern - Winter 2020

YMCA WA

The Marketing Assistant Intern will be under the management, guidance and support of the Marketing & Communications Manager and Coordinator, who will guide the direction and implementation of a variety of marketing, communication and advertising solutions, but the main focus will be assisting on a rebrand project. Over the 100 hours project, this role will develop, deliver and support the team to implement a state-wide rebrand project, which will be a large assignment spread over 18-24 months. This work will be a critical factor to start the project and to ensure the smooth operation and implementation of the rebrand.

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Perth

Youth Worker Intern - Winter 2020

Youth Involvement Council

YIC is seeking someone passionate about empowering at risk young people and supporting their families and community. The intern will join youth workers to support the delivery of activities to children and youth aged 5-25. YIC programs are aimed at building trusting relationships and addressing life challenges. YIC work with over 800 children/young people each year. This is an extremely rewarding role but can be very confronting at times so the team meet regularly to support one other.

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Perth

Research Intern - Winter 2020

Youth Legal Service Inc.

The intern will research literature assessing similar programs in Australia and overseas to determine;

1. What are the benefits to young people of having access to legal services?

2. What is the cost benefit to the community for young people having access to legal services?

In terms of benefits to young people - is there any evidence of broader social benefits to the young person of having access to legal services or in the reverse is there any evidence of what occurs if the young person doesn't have access to legal services.

The results of the literature review will assist Youth Legal Service in developing a robust theory of change about the impact of the services we provide.

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