Internships

Apply for an internship

Start an application

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.

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 2019 and 2020.

14 October 2019 Applications Open  
19 January 2020 (midnight) Applications Close  
Week of 3 February 2020 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
Week of 24 February 2020 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session TBC
Week of 2 March 2020 Introduction to Active Citizenship Session TBC
26 March 2020 4-5pm Student Advisory Committee Panel Event TBC
March - June 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
5 May 1-2pm Student Advisory Committee Panel Event TBC
Commencing 18 May 2020 End of Internship Reflection Love House Seminar Room
20 January 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 on UWA Campus TBC
June - July 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Week commencing 13 July 2020 End of Internship Reflection 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 Reflection 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 Reflection Love House Seminar Room

Opportunities

Perth

Marketing and Communications Intern - Semester 1, 2020

The Fathering Project

The Marketing and Communications intern will assist the Communications and Admin Coordinator to manage day to day communications tasks. Tasks will include social media reporting, content creation and management, assisting with event and program promotion, assisting with the betterment of internal communications systems and data collation.

View the role description →