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Important: Before completing the application, you must submit an enquiry via AskUWA (https://ipoint.uwa.edu.au/) to be approved to take an internship unit. Please include in your enquiry "I am applying for Faculty Approval for a McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship", and add the internship round (Summer, Winter, Semester 1 or Semester 2), and "for academic credit" OR "not for academic credit" based on your preference. You will need the enquiry Incident Number in order to complete your application below.

Please also note that the Internship Program considers applications from students who:

  • Are enrolled as a current UWA student;
  • Have a "Good Standing" status and Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 50 (available on your academic transcript); and
  • Will be based in Western Australia by the commencement of the internship.

Please include majors/specialisations where possible, for example: "Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Political Science & International Relations"

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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.

Please include in your AskUWA enquiry "I am applying for Faculty Approval for a McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship", and add the internship round (Summer, Winter, Semester 1 or Semester 2), and "for academic credit" OR "not for academic credit" based on your preference.

What draws you to this particular program? What you would bring to an internship in the community? What are your past experiences in service to the community? What do you hope to achieve through an internship?

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Please note that by choosing areas, there is not a guarantee that you will be matched with a role of this nature.

Please note that by choosing tasks, there is not a guarantee that you will be matched with a role of this nature.

Please note that by indicating experience, there is not a guarantee that you will be matched with a role of this nature.

Please respond as accurately as possible to the following questions, which are included to help us measure the impact of our programs and are asked again in post-internship surveys.

Please note financial support is available for interns who are required to travel.

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 you application until you upload your resume. This document will be forwarded upon request (if matched) to your host organisation. For tips on writing resumes, please visit Career Hub.

Please note it is your responsibility to obtain these should they be required.

Please note this is not part of the assessment process, but supports the process matching suitable applicants to roles.

You can read the requirements here.

Internship Requirements+

Interns are selected on a competitive basis and are matched to suitable roles. Students undertake their internship through enrolment in a UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship unit.

Check with your Allocated Course Advice Office for further information about the unit you would be eligible to enrol into.

The internships unit is assessed as an Ungraded Pass/Fail. To successfully complete the program, students must:

  • Complete 100 hours community service in the organisation they are appointed to
  • Submit all required internship paperwork on time
  • Undertake an additional 20–30 hours of learning tasks including compulsory sessions and assessments. The timetable below lists the compulsory introductory lectures well in advance. Applicants should ensure they can attend these sessions before applying for the program.

Program requirements are detailed in the Handbook and the Internship Guide for Students. Once enrolled, this guide and LMS are your primary sources of unit information and internship progress.

Eligibility Requirements+

To be eligible for our program, you must:

  • Be a currently-enrolled UWA student
  • Be of good standing with a Weighted Average Mark of 50 or above
  • Be eligible via faculty approval (you will need to request this at the point of application - see application form for details)
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have good written and spoken communication skills

How to Apply+

  1. Review your study plan and consider your other commitments to ensure that you can undertake an internship as part of your course.
  2. Read the Internship Guide for Students to familiarise yourself with the program requirements.
  3. View the list of internships on offer below. This will give you an idea of the types of roles we have available this round. However, please note your application is for the program, not a specific role.
  4. Consider if you will need a Working with Children Check and/or a National Police Clearance. Be prepared to obtain these before starting your internship, including covering any associated expenses.
  5. Review the Dates and Deadlines section (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide).
  6. Seek the additional information you may need. Check askUWA, or email the Internships Team.
  7. Prepare a current CV, for which UWA Careers and Employability can assist you. You can find the Résumé Factsheet here.
  8. Submit your application via our webform above. Please answer all questions carefully - it is a good idea to draft and workshop answers first (e.g. in Word), then copy them into the application form. Strong applications will be well written, provide good detail about your skills and experiences, and align closely with the program's ethos of active citizenship.

What Happens Next?+

Our program is competitive; there are always more applications than roles. Your application will be considered for its quality and suitability to available roles. We take into account your CV, answers to application questions, areas of interest and identified skills.

Please check your student email regularly; this is how we will contact you if we have any questions. You will also receive an email from your faculty (via askUWA) with the result of your faculty approval (note: this is a step in the process and not a final internship outcome). After the closing date of applications, you will be asked to confirm that you still wish to be considered.

Applicants are then matched to roles based on their interests and skills and the specific requirements of the available roles. When selecting and matching, preferences will usually, but not always, be given to:

• Applications ranked highly;

• Applications that indicate a ‘for credit’ unit option;

• Applicants who have not undertaken an Internship with the centre before; and

• Applicants who are enrolled in the Active Citizenship Minor.

These criteria cannot be strictly observed because the Internships Coordinator needs to consider best suitability to available roles based on the applicant’s course of study, preferences indicated in the application, and other skills identified by the applicant.

By the outcome date (listed in Dates and Deadlines) you will be notified of the outcome of your application. If successfully matched to an internship role, you will receive further instructions about enrolment. If your application is unsuccessful, you are strongly encouraged to try again in a future round.

Many internships incur small incidental costs, like any university unit. These are minimal and, in most cases, less than the cost of text books. For example, you may be required to obtain a Police Clearance ($16.70), Working with Children Check ($11.00), or a sector-specific screening check (approx. $10.00). You will also need to factor in transport costs (i.e. fuel or public transport).

Dates and Deadlines+

Internships run over Semester 1, Winter, Semester 2 and Summer periods. Please see below for our timetable for 2021 internships.

Note: Please consult Class Allocation System (CAS) for the schedule of all unit sessions.

11 October 2021 Applications Open Website
23 January 2022 (midnight) Applications Close Website
TBC Applicants Notified of Outcome Email
TBA Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
TBA Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
28 February - 3 June 2022 INTERNSHIP PERIOD Host Organisation
18 January 2021 Applications Open Website
22 April 2021 (midnight) Applications Close Website
21 - 28 May 2021 Applicants Notified of Outcome Email
14 - 16 June 2021 Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
15 - 17 June 2021 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
14 June - 23 July 2021 INTERNSHIP PERIOD Host Organisation
23 April 2021 Applications Open Website
20 June 2021 (midnight) Applications Close Website
2 - 9 July 2021 Applicants Notified of Outcome Email
27 July - 2 August 2021 Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
28 July - 3 August 2021 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
26 July - 29 October 2021 INTERNSHIP PERIOD Host Organisation
21 June 2021 Applications Open Website
Sunday 10 October (midnight) Applications Close Website
22 - 29 October 2021 Applicants Notified of Outcome Email
TBA Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
TBA Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Sessions Crawley Campus or Online
15 November - 17 December 2021 INTERNSHIP PERIOD Host Organisation

Opportunities

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Research and Grant Writer Intern

Anglicare WA — Summer (November - December)

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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Grants and Fundraising Intern

Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS) — Summer (November - December)

The intern will investigate funding, grants, philanthropic donations and fundraising opportunities for ASeTTS to pursue, to extend or continue services to people from refugee-like backgrounds who have experienced torture and trauma. The intern will liaise with staff across ASeTTS to understand core areas of client need and areas for development or growth, where possible the intern will engage with clients and ethnic community leaders. The intern will identify avenues through which funding, grants, donations and fundraising can be pursued and through research develop materials to assist ASeTTS staff in successfully applying for resources. The intern will be supervised by the CEO, and will be supported extensively by ASeTTS' Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

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Social Media and Marketing Intern

Athena Women's Clinic — Summer (November - December)

The Social Media and Marketing Intern will develop and implement a marketing and social media engagement strategy and plan. Athena Women’s clinic aims to better connect its patients with the clinic, its programs and with other community services.

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Grants and Fundraising Intern

Australian Baroque Ltd — Summer (November - December)

We would like to work with an intern to identify and develop grant and funding opportunities. Australian Baroque is in the process of building its capacity to utilise grant funding to access potential growth for the organisation. We are developing a 'Toolbox' of resources and would like to gain a better knowledge of funding strategies, build a framework for future applications and work through our approach with a fresh set of eyes.

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Policy Analyst

Bethanie — Summer (November - December)

The Policy Analyst role identified for an intern involves the development of an Information Management Policy, with a primary focus on the management of digital data. It is a discrete piece of work forming part of the Bethanie Integration Platform Project under the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) function. Stakeholders will be primarily from within ICT; there will be a need to validate elements of the proposed policy across the wider Business, most likely General Management level colleagues generally accessible from within Head Office.

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Policies and Procedures Intern, Corporate Services

Cahoots — Summer (November - December)

Working within the Corporate Services team (Finance, Admin, HR, Procurement, ICT), you will be involved in the review and enhancement of the organisation's policies and procedures. As a fast growing organisation, there are new systems, processes, services offerings and teams that require enhancement of and/or new policies and procedures to be developed. Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to support the organisation's growth through involvement in specific projects. Over summer, there will be several projects being undertaken in HR, Procurement, IT system implementation or process improvements. Depending on the intern's skill set and interests, the opportunity will be tailored to them and what is occurring at the organisation at the time.

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Project Intern, Business and Marketing

Cahoots — Summer (November - December)

The intern will work alongside the CEO and marketing department to develop a business and marketing plan. Community engagement levels are likely to be low. Cahoots are looking to manage a campground in the future. The intern will be required to develop a business plan and marketing strategy for the campground business, including competitor research, market analysis and development of campaigns.

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Social Impact Measurement Intern

Cahoots — Summer (November - December)

Cahoots is keen to move from measuring what we do (outputs) to the impact we have on our stakeholders (outcomes), primarily our participants and our volunteers. Working in a small project team you will help us to start our journey by designing a framework and implementing initial social impact measurements and reporting at Cahoots. You will have the opportunity of engaging with our service delivery team and participants to ensure you have first hand experience of the impact our services create for both our volunteers and participants. Then, as part of the project team, and working with our operations team, we will work collaboratively to select appropriate measures of impact and design processes and systems to capture relevant data, analyse and report on the insights gained over time. The goals are to enable Cahoots to - gain good insights enabling us to make better, data based decisions on service delivery improvements - secure re-investments by demonstrating clear outcomes and need for funding to generate longer term impacts - gain new investments through grants, fundraising and philanthropic donations - to ensure our stakeholders (including customers, government and other funders) can clearly see the impact created by their trust and investment in Cahoots.

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Event Planning & Marketing Support Officer 1

Centre For Accessibility Australia — Semester 2 (August - November)

The Centre For Accessibility (CFA) Australia is a not-for-profit dedicated to alleviating hardship faced by people with disability in gaining independence to online content. CFA Australia is seeking support in our marketing and communications area to assist in building up some of its projects. This includes: * Marketing and communications support for our bi-annual Australian Access Awards. * Compiling existing contacts into a usable database * Providing support in communications with potential Awards sponsors * Assisting with communications associated with a recently launched membership drive The role will report directly to the CEO of CFA Australia and provide regular liaising with one of Perth's leading digital agencies across the projects.

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Research Intern 1

Centre for Social Impact UWA — Summer (November - December)

The intern will assist the CSI team on structuring research material for a journal article based on a recently completed CSI research project. The exact topic area is to be determined but may include issues around youth unemployment, homelessness, mental health or social inclusion. There may be other duties required which are more general CSI duties.

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Marketing and Events Intern

Child Australia — Summer (November - December)

We're looking for a bubbly, passionate Marketing & Events Intern to support the team in delivering various marketing initiatives across our broad portfolio of work and to assist with event planning for our upcoming conferences.

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IT & Data Systems Intern, Community Wellbeing Divisional Dashboard

City of Swan — Summer (November - December)

The City of Swan aims to better measure how our community is fairing and what directions we are trending on in a number of key performance areas. The City needs a better understanding of its performance in contributing to health and wellbeing in the community across its business units. Whilst we collect corporate performance measures via PPRISK System, these measures are largely applicable to significant projects and generic reporting on service delivery and don’t always provide insight particularly to help the business unit or help understand our performance or contribution to improving health and wellbeing. The intern will be responsible for setting up a Divisional dashboard using Power BI that can connect with existing datasets within the Divisional Business Units, datasets in other parts of the organisation and external datasets that provide a view of how the City is performing in the service areas that contribute to community outcomes, along with a view of how our community is travelling more broadly against recognised indicators of community wellbeing.

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Operational Program Manual

Communicare — Summer (November - December)

We are currently looking for a student with sound research capabilities along with excellent MS Word skills to update the program manual for our Human Resources Department. This manual documents and communicates the requirements and processes to be followed for delivery of this program operated by Communicare. The program manual is separated into 6 parts to enable ease of navigating the Manual. • Program Introduction: the purpose, service model, elements of service delivery and compatibility with Communicare initiatives. • Program Regulation and Administration: the management of staff and finances, regulation and compliance. • Security, Safety and Emergency Response: the policies and procedures in ensuring a safe working environment for staff and clients. • Foundations of program service delivery: the underlying principles as a framework for best practice and high safeguarding standards. • Delivering programs operations: process for staff to follow in applying the elements of the service. • Service Delivery Feedback and Review: quality assurance processes. Scope - This Service Manual is applicable to all personnel employed in each program. It documents the principles and operating procedures to ensure the high-quality delivery of services and safety for staff and clients.

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Project Intern, Report on the Increasing Costs for Peer Support Groups

ConnectGroups — Summer (November - December)

ConnectGroups is the Peak Body organisation in WA for Peer Support and the voice for over 700 Peer Support Groups across the state. Support Groups allow people dealing with stressful life situations to share their experiences and to offer emotional and practical support to one another. The role of the intern is to conduct an analysis of existing and increasing costs and resource requirements of Peer Support Groups and compile a summary report. This report will inform ConnectGroups’ advocacy activities and help shape its campaign to Government around allocation of funds to the Support Group Sector.

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Research Intern, The Importance of Social Support and Inclusion for Population Health

ConnectGroups — Summer (November - December)

ConnectGroups is the Peak Body organisation in WA for Peer Support and the voice for over 700 Peer Support Groups across the state. Support Groups allow people dealing with stressful life situations to share their experiences and to offer emotional and practical support to one another. The role of the intern is to conduct research and compile a report on the importance of social support and inclusion for population health. This research will contribute to ConnectGroups' ability to demonstrate the essential role of Support Groups as an adjunct to mental health and primary health care services, and will elevate its advocacy activities.

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Perth

Legal Issues Guide for Seniors

Council of the Ageing WA (COTA) — Summer (November - December)

The role involves researching matters of a legal nature impacting seniors in WA. This will include, but not be limited to: Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship; Wills; Advance Health Directives; Voluntary Assisted Dying; Centrelink-related issues such as becoming a nominee; housing issues relating to retirement options, leases; agreements related to residential aged care. The Guide will include a brief description of the issue and provide information about where to find more information, how to complete eg whether a lawyer needs to be involved, and where to store the information

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Perth

Social Media & Marketing Intern

Financial Counsellors Association of WA — Summer (November - December)

The intern will develop and implement marketing and social media engagement for the Financial Counsellors Association of Western Australia (FCAWA). This will include creating content and developing resources that will assist with raising awareness of our role and that of financial counsellors.

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Event intern, Event Assistance

Floreat Athena Soccer Club — Summer (November - December)

The Event Intern will work closely with the sub committee and key stakeholders to deliver a successful New years Event at the club.

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Marketing and Communication Intern

Fremantle Foundation — Summer (November - December)

Fremantle Foundation is a community foundation that was established over 10 years ago. A community foundation attracts tax-deductible donations to its Public Fund and subfunds and builds a capital base known as a corpus (a fund of money invested in perpetuity), to provide a permanent and growing source of funding. The income earned each year is returned to the community as annual grants to deductible gift recipients or other tax-deductible entities. In addition, the community foundation through its governing charitable company or trust can support wider charitable purposes. Fremantle Foundation currently has over 70 Named Fund and distributes approximately $500K in grants each year. The intern will assist with social media planning for 21/22, website updates, and communications via newsletters.

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Perth

Evaluation Intern: Prison Outreach

Gosnells Community Legal Centre — Summer (November - December)

The intern will use pre-existing tools to evaluate and report on Gosnells Community Legal Centre’s latest ongoing project: the Prisons Family Law Outreach Service. GCLC provides Family Law assistance to male prisoners in Western Australia. The intern’s role will be to work closely with the Managing Lawyer to liaise with prison authorities and evaluate the effectiveness of the service to inform future funding applications.

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Imagined Futures Project Officer

Imagined Futures — Summer (November - December)

The Imagined Futures partnership consists of members who live or work in the local government areas of Cockburn, Fremantle and Melville. Members come from a variety of sectors, including government and non-government human services, business and philanthropy, as well as the community. The partnership has agreed to partake in an annual review of how the partnership is operating. The role will include supporting the Imagined Futures executive officer to organise the review, and assist at the event and follow up with actions arising from the review.

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Marketing and Communications

Indigo Junction — Summer (November - December)

Indigo Junction require a marketing support our social media presence, website, service communication and intranet. We are keen to develop program packages that promote and market our services to attract alternative funding sources.

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Digital Content Intern, Training and Development Resource Creator

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre — Summer (November - December)

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a not for profit charity which receives no Government funding. We are open every day of the year and are staffed by 1.6 paid staff and approximately 250 volunteers. We have a new intake of volunteers every month (including some with support workers) so volunteers are at different skill levels. At Kanyana we have 4 main aims-To rehabilitate the approximate 3000 wildlife patients that come into our care every year, to educate the public both onsite and offsite about our native wildlife, successfully engage in captive breeding programs for threatened species and to conduct research into wildlife diseases. We have approximately 250 volunteers who undertake this work. As part of the onboarding and training of Kanyana's volunteers we wish to establish a library of video resources to ensure that the volunteers maintain a consistent high standard of care. In addition, we want to provide training for mine site employees, vets and vet nurses, Local Government employees etc who may come into contact with sick or injured wildlife and would benefit from Fauna First Aid. This is part of our program to raise funds for Kanyana. The intern will be required to liaise with the Training Committee to establish a list of needed videos, prioritise the videos, write scripts, produce videos and index the resources.

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Perth

Grants Coordination Intern

Legacy WA — Summer (November - December)

This intern will be working with the Fundraising, Marketing & Communications team at Legacy WA. Legacy supports the families of ill-health and deceased Veterans through social programs and financial aid. A large portion of our funding to facilitate these programs comes from Grants. The intern will be assisting in managing our grants program for 2021. You will be finding available grants to meet the requirements of our programs and assist in writing & submitting these grants. You will also be responsible for tracking available grant opportunities for future use.

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Perth

Producer - Peer Based Video Stories

Mental Health Commission — Summer (November - December)

The intern will assist the IPWU Consumer Project Group to record/film consumer statements about their experience at IPWU, explaining IPWU rules from a peer to peer perspective. The aim is to have a professional video that can be sent as a link to prospective clients and/or planned admissions to watch prior to their entry (Walk-Through video & peer-based statements). The MHC Next Step In-Patient Withdrawal Unit (IPWU) and the IPWU Consumer Working Group have been discussing ways in which the service can better incorporate peer to peer information and education about the IPWU and what to expect if planning an admission. The best way to deliver this information was felt to be via videos of peers sharing their experience about IPWU and to host these videos in an accessible format. The aims of this IPWU Project will be: • To reshoot and developed a ‘Walk Through’ video (voice over available from current version) • to develop a number of peer-based videos about IPWU and what to expect (mini clips) • to master the videos so they are suitable to be hosted on YouTube

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Perth

Communications intern, Early Years Initiative (Thrive by Five)

Minderoo Foundation — Summer (November - December)

The role will provide creative input into the design of promotional material and program prospectus supporting the Early Years Initiative (EYI) team and the four EYI communities. The role will integrate with the EYI implementation team and support initiatives that mobilise communities, parents and carers about the importance of the early years. Materials to profile the project and activities via digital, print and other modalities. In addition, the role will provide support for the EYI team on community-based activity, planning and execution. The communities engaged in the initiative include the 5 townships of the Central Great Southern, Armadale West, Derby township and Bidyadanga.

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Perth

Research Intern, Early Years Initiative (Thrive by Five)

Minderoo Foundation — Summer (November - December)

The role of the intern is to assist with the reviewing and evaluating policies and legislation to determine the applicability as to the benefits and impact of these to contributing to positive outcomes for children and families in the early years. This involves identifying positive elements as well as any flaws to the legalities of a particular policy.

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Perth

Research and Communications Intern (Walk Free)

Minderoo Foundation — Summer (November - December)

The primary role of this position is to provide communications and research support to Walk Free in efforts to develop innovative strategies for combatting modern slavery.

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Community Engagement Officer

Multicultural Communities Council of WA — Summer (November - December)

The intern will be involved in working on a number of of projects including the organisation's mental health program and emergency assistance program, engagement with stakeholders, some research work and exploring funding opportunities.

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Perth

Evaluation Intern: Community Development

Multicultural Communities Council of WA — Summer (November - December)

The intern will assist Multicultural Communities Council of WA in undertaking community development project evaluations.

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Perth

Marketing & Communications Officer

Multicultural Communities Council of WA — Summer (November - December)

This role will include project marketing and promotions through social media, as well as designing flyers, updating the website, and other marketing activities.

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Perth

Community Engagement Research Intern

Noongar Mia Mia — Summer (November - December)

Noongar Mia Mia is an Aboriginal-led Community Housing Provider (CHP) exclusively servicing Aboriginal people and their families on Noongar country (south-west WA), particularly Perth Metro (where we are the only Aboriginal-led CHP to serve our people exclusively). We sleep up to 490 people per night across 83+ tenancies, and we would like to grow our community engagement, and build a sense of shared ownership among our tenants (as a community-led org by our mob, for our mob, not funded by government, etc.) and to help build a sense of tenant community - for example, opportunities for tenants to help other tenants, etc. We have some specific challenges as a CHP working with vulnerable people, and what works for community engagement elsewhere may not be one-size-fits-all. As such, we would like an intern to explore what is working well in tenant engagement in both Aboriginal and mainstream CHPs (as well as First Nations CHPs elsewhere, NFPs more broadly, etc.) and provide us with a proposed strategy moving forward. You will be working with Indigenous and mainstream social impact and community development practitioners, both internal to our organisation and external, and be outreaching to various CHPs and NFPs locally and internationally, as well as talking to our tenants, community leaders, etc.

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Perth

Project Intern - Community Housing (Social Impact)

Noongar Mia Mia — Summer (November - December)

Noongar Mia Mia (NMM) is a Community Housing Provider (CHP), and we are in the process of applying to become a Registered Housing Provider with the Department of Communities, which would make us the first Aboriginal-led CHP in WA; putting the right structures in place for registration will help us demonstrate our capabilities to Government and should lead to our growth within the community housing sector, making us able to service more Aboriginal people & their families living on Noongar country. Currently, we head-lease 60+ properties from the Department of Communities, applying a community-led cultural approach that gets amazing results; our 800-strong waitlist of people wishing to be housed with NMM indicates both the extent of community need and the value of our services. As our evaluation intern for this project, you will be working with our Tenancy & Property Management Coordinator to review what is required for registration, work out anything that is missing from our current data collection procedures, explore how our team can best collect data in order to gauge whether we are meeting expected outcomes, create tools we can use for measuring our impact (tenant surveys, etc.) and start the impact measurement process (joining our tenancy support worker in meeting with tenants, etc).

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Social Media Intern

Noongar Mia Mia — Summer (November - December)

You'll be managing social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram) for Noongar Mia Mia, an Aboriginal-owned-and-operated not-for-profit housing and homelessness services provider. We're the only organisation that does quite what we do, and we want to highlight our unique and valuable much-needed services providing housing pathways grounded in an Aboriginal cultural framework, as well as the critical need for the work we do. We have some social media presence (particularly on Facebook) and are seeking to grow our reach, and awareness of what we do and our cause, with the goal of becoming fundraising-ready as well as sharing our "why" to potential partners, donors and sponsors. You'll be primarily working in our office, with our (predominantly Aboriginal) staff including caseworkers and cultural housing experts.

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Perth

Research Intern

Ombudsman WA — Summer (November - December)

This intern will plan and undertake a project to contribute to major research being undertaken by the office.

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Perth

Social Media Content creator/Google ads

One Tree Community Services — Summer (November - December)

You will be given a project to create a 26-week content plan for Instagram to promote our innovative project for early childhood educators. This will include developing content that educates and engages (training and resources are provided). In addition to content creation, we will need some help monitor and update Google ads campaigns. One Tree Community Services is a not-for-profit organisation that specializes in children's and community services in remote and rural locations. You will be part of a very supportive team working closely with a digital product owner and professional writer.

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Perth

IT and Data Systems, Data Science Intern

Ruah Community Services — Summer (November - December)

Over the last five years, Ruah has undergone a period of strengthening our internal systems to improve the information we collect about the people who access our services. If you are passionate about data science and making a difference in the community - we would love you to help us out on this venture. We are looking for a data science student who can use SQL and their own creativity to mine the data and explore the insights that can be found.

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Project & Business Plan Developer

Share and Care Community Services — Summer (November - December)

The intern will be responsible for fine tuning a business case for funding for the "Homemaker Service". This program teaches basic life skills to individuals, couples & families. It gets in the door early and works alongside the family, both adults and children (age appropriate). This service is always at the request of the client/s

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Research Intern - Sign Project 1

Shire of Gingin — Summer (November - December)

Beach Emergency Number (BEN) Signs are in place up and down the coastline of the Shire of Gingin. The Shire would like to utilise the BEN poles to deliver more information about the immediate area (local history, tourism tips, etc) using a QR Code for community to access this information. The intern can choose what local information they would like to research and in what medium (video, maps and infographics, photography, etc.). This information will be presented via the QR Code. Consideration must also include resourcing constraints and the information to be sustainable on a long term basis (e.g. information does not have to be updated every couple of years) and accessibility of information (e.g. audio and caption on any videos).

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Research Intern - Sign Project 2

Shire of Gingin — Summer (November - December)

Beach Emergency Number (BEN) Signs are in place up and down the coastline of the Shire of Gingin. The Shire would like to utilise the BEN poles to deliver more information about the immediate area (local history, tourism tips, etc) using a QR Code for community to access this information. The intern can choose what local information they would like to research and in what medium (video, maps and infographics, photography, etc.). This information will be presented via the QR Code. Consideration must also include resourcing constraints and the information to be sustainable on a long term basis (e.g. information does not have to be updated every couple of years) and accessibility of information (e.g. audio and caption on any videos).

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Regional

Youth Engagement

Shire of Harvey — Summer (November - December)

Working with the Manager Place and Community Development Officer, the Youth Engagement Officer will develop and implement the inaugural Youth Survey for the Shire of Harvey. The role will include developing the survey and also methods in order to engage young people aged 10 to 18 living in and visiting the Shire.

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Regional

Project Intern - HR Policies & Procedures

Shire of Toodyay — Summer (November - December)

The main focus of this role will be to undertake a review of HR policies and procedures, identify gaps and develop systems at the Shire of Toodyay. Processes must be consistent with current legislative requirements. The intern will work closely with the HR/Payroll Officer and Manager Corporate & Community Services

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Fundraising Coordinator

Spectrum Space — Summer (November - December)

We are updating our marketing and fundraising processes to communicate more efficiently with our donors and supporters. We are also planning for our annual cocktail party which happens in October. We are seeking a motivated and organised intern to help. We are a small team so you will be collaborating with others as well as working autonomously. You will report to the General Manager.

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Marketing and Communications Intern,

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation — Summer (November - December)

The Marketing and Innovation Intern will be responsible for creating systems and workflow to maximise outcomes. Activities include Data Analysis and Input, Creating Social Media Content on a variety of platforms, Reviewing Grants incl Procedures and Requirements, Event Support and general project and administrative support.

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Marketing and Communications Intern

St Patrick's Community Support Centre — Summer (November - December)

This role will support St Pats from a marketing and communication perspective. St Pats undertakes a number of public and fundraising events within the local community or in partnership. This role will particularly focus on the annual fundraising, donor and volunteer events/stakeholder engagement strategies providing support in the planning and implementation.

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Perth

Literature Review: Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health

Telethon Kids Institute — Summer (November - December)

The intern will be joining the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health team at Telethon Kids Institute led by Dr Amy Finlay-Jones. The main project that the intern will be assisting with will be a review of the literature relating to how and for whom parenting programs promote better self-regulation outcomes for infants and children. It is anticipated that the intern will be able to learn how to conduct a review of the literature and report key findings. The intern may also be able to contribute to other projects in the infant mental health and child development setting where appropriate. This project will be well-suited to an intern who has an interest in the role of parenting in preventing childhood mental health problems, and provides an opportunity to be involved in team publications. The intern will work closely with other honours and Ph.D. level students, in addition to post-doctoral and senior staff at TKI.

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Perth

Research Intern Community profiles of remote communities: Evaluation of the Early Years Initiative

Telethon Kids Institute — Summer (November - December)

Globally, there is a trend towards place-based initiatives within a defined community or geographical location to promote positive child development and overcome cycles of disadvantage. This trend, which reflects ecological systems theory, seeks to reconfigure service systems to better meet the needs of families within communities and ultimately, lead to improved outcomes for all individuals across the lifespan. The successful intern will have the opportunity to work alongside the Evaluation of the Early Years Initiative team at the Telethon Kids Institute. Established in 2018, the Early Years Initiative (EYI) is a ten-year partnership between the Western Australian State Government (through the Departments of Communities, Education and Health) and philanthropy (through Minderoo Foundation), with Telethon Kids Institute engaged as the Initiative’s Evidence Partner. The specific project undertaken as part of this project will be the writing of a community profile for the remote or very remote community selected by the EYI board as a partner community. The intern will work with researchers to build upon existing data and will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing of a report on these findings.

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Perth

Research Intern, Community Food and Environment Study

Telethon Kids Institute — Summer (November - December)

With one in four children (5-15yrs) and one in three adolescents (16-17yrs) being overweight or obese in WA, identifying ways to prevent obesity is a public health priority. Recent calls from the WA community for a ban on fast-food outlets near schools further highlights the need for regulation addressing the location of unhealthy food outlets, yet little is known about the impact of fast-food outlets near schools on children’s dietary intake. This lack of evidence means policies to manage food environments near WA schools are currently non-existent and difficult to advocate for. We are seeking a highly motivated intern to help understand how the immediate food environment surrounding schools impacts the behaviour, health and wellbeing of school children, parents and local residents. The intern should have an interest in nutrition and the connections between the built environment and health. The specific research project for this internship will be to assist the Community Food and Environment Study (CFES) by entering and cleaning survey data from our large data collection effort, across different communities in Perth. Findings will be used to advocate for policy changes to limit unhealthy food access around Perth schools. The intern will also have an opportunity to work on other research projects the Food and Nutrition Team are currently undertaking. The successful intern will work closely with the Food & Nutrition Project Coordinator.

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Perth

Research Intern: Reviewing success factors for young mums and their children

Telethon Kids Institute — Summer (November - December)

There is overwhelming evidence that the first four years of life from conception is the most critical phase of the lifespan. While a healthy and positive start to life can strengthen a child’s biological system and support them to reach their full potential, a poor start can undermine a child’s development, weaken physiological responses and restrict their capacity to develop diverse competencies. The successful intern will have the opportunity to work alongside the Evaluation of the Early Years Initiative team at the Telethon Kids Institute. Established in 2018, the Early Years Initiative (EYI) is a ten-year partnership between the Western Australian State Government (through the Departments of Communities, Education and Health) and philanthropy (through Minderoo Foundation), with Telethon Kids Institute engaged as the Initiative’s Evidence Partner. The specific project undertaken by this intern will be a review of the literature associated with the success factors for young mums and their children. The intern will work with researchers to build upon an existing literature search and will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing of a report on these findings.

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Perth

Research Intern: Reviewing the Rapid Cycle Evaluation process

Telethon Kids Institute — Summer (November - December)

Operationalisation of local Community action plans – the Rapid Cycle Evaluation process Solving complex problems requires the people, skills, expertise and funding needed to generate, test and refine local responses to locally identified and prioritised areas for change. Rapid Cycle Evaluation draws on these notions as a process for testing changes to program operations and services to quickly know whether and for whom the change caused its intended improvement. The successful intern will have the opportunity to work alongside the Evaluation of the Early Years Initiative team at the Telethon Kids Institute. Established in 2018, the Early Years Initiative (EYI) is a ten-year partnership between the Western Australian State Government (through the Departments of Communities, Education and Health) and philanthropy (through Minderoo Foundation), with Telethon Kids Institute engaged as the Initiative’s Evidence Partner. The specific project undertaken by this intern will be to compile relevant examples of RCE that will inform a guide for local EYI staff to apply the RCE framework to local priority areas. The intern will work with researchers to identify relevant examples and will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing of a ‘how-to’ guide for the local operationalisation of RCE which will sit alongside the larger EYI evaluation.

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Perth

Research intern, Public Data Collection: Neutrophil Gene Expression

Telethon Kids Institute — Summer (November - December)

The intern will be joining the Neutrophils in Early Respiratory Disease team at Telethon Kids Institute led by Dr Luke Garratt, who has a new project with Dr Emma de Jong to investigate neutrophil gene expression data for treatments to mitigate chronic neutrophil activity. The main project that the intern will be assisting with is to review the literature on neutrophil gene expression across health and disease, prioritising publications featuring microarray, RNAseq and/or single cell studies. The intern will go through these manuscripts for details regarding methodology and sample origins, and identify publicly available resources, such as data uploaded to the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). It is expected that a central resource containing this information is created for future reference by the group and where possible, retrieve GEO and other resources relating to Cystic Fibrosis and/or airway neutrophils onto Institute servers for preliminary analysis. The intern may also be able to participate in laboratory work generating novel RNAseq data if induction requirements are met. This project will be well-suited to an intern who has an active interest in computational biology, the immune system, and an opportunity to contribute to team publications. The intern will work closely with other honours and Ph.D. level students, in addition to post-doctoral and senior staff at the Institute.

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Perth

TREK2School Research Assistant

Telethon Kids Institute — Summer (November - December)

The environment children interact with can be either supportive or unsupportive of healthy behaviours and, as such, can play a pivotal role in how their lifestyle behaviours are shaped and subsequently maintained. Evidence that can strengthen urban planning and public health policies to create healthier built environments is urgently needed. We are seeking a highly motivated intern to help carry out spatial data collection to understand how the environments within which children live and go to school influence how active they are. The intern should have an interest in the connections between the built environment and health. The research will be undertaken in collaboration with practitioners covering urban planning/design, physical activity, public health, geography and active transport. The specific research project for this internship is an analysis of the pedestrian network surrounding all government and non-government schools in Perth. TREK2School is a project being conducted in partnership with the Department of Transport to understand how the environments surrounding schools support or inhibit active school transport (walking, cycling, scootering) for students. The aim of the project is to inform future interventions designed to make travel to school safer and healthier for all students. The successful intern will work closely with the TREK2School PhD Candidate and the Food & Nutrition Program Coordinator.

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Perth

Policies and Procedures Intern, Governance Assistant

The Pickle District — Summer (November - December)

The intern will review and establish governance documents and check them against current legislation, regulations, and best practice. Incorporating input from staff of the organisation, the intern will edit existing, or draft new, policies and procedures in accordance with the organisation’s needs.

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Perth

Policies and Procedures Intern, Human Resources

Town of Mosman Park — Summer (November - December)

Situated in the Human Resources team, the intern will undertake cross checks on what policies and procedures require updating and transferring into the new template.

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Perth

Project intern, Access and Inclusion

Town of Mosman Park — Summer (November - December)

You will work closely with the Community Development Team to produce the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan in accordance with the host organisation’s needs.

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Perth

Youth Program Intern

Town of Mosman Park — Summer (November - December)

Working closely with young leaders from the Mosman Park Community, this Intern has the opportunity to develop a youth program inspired by the aspirations and ideas from the Strategic Community Plan.

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Perth

Marketing and Communications Intern, Children's University Designer & Communicator

UWA Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education — Summer (November - December)

The intern will work closely with the Children's University Coordinator in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) to re-design and re-imagine the program's resources, to make them more user friendly for children and families. You will be helping to ensure that participating children and families get the most benefit and engagement from the program possible, by making our program communications easy to understand and visually appealing. This project combines graphic design skills with empathy skills and social understanding. The Children’s University Western Australian Partnership (CUWAP) is a program that aims to nurture aspirations and a love of learning from an early age. The program provides primary school students with access to extra-curricular learning opportunities through a ‘Passport to Learning’. Students record their learning hours across the year before attending a graduation ceremony on campus, wearing caps and gowns just like older university students. The Children’s University WA Partnership (CUWAP) is working with schools across WA including Perth, Albany and the Peel region, especially those in communities that experience socio-economic disadvantage. The Children’s University is a global initiative, operating across hundreds of schools in Australasia and the UK. In WA, it is jointly delivered by UWA and Edith Cowan University, with Mr Colin Pettit (WA Commissioner for Children & Young People) serving as its honorary Vice-Chancellor.

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Perth

Project Intern - Children's University Philanthropy Strategy

UWA Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education — Summer (November - December)

The intern will work closely with the Associate Director, Education Strategy in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) to develop a philanthropy strategy for the program. UWA’s education strategy emphasises the importance of encouraging lifelong learning and accessibility of education for all. The Children’s University Western Australian Partnership (CUWAP) is a program that aims to nurture aspirations and a love of learning from an early age. The program provides primary school students with access to extra-curricular learning opportunities through a ‘Passport to Learning’. Students record their learning hours across the year before attending a graduation ceremony on campus, wearing caps and gowns just like older university students. The Children’s University WA Partnership (CUWAP) is working with schools across WA including Perth, Albany and the Peel region, especially those in communities that experience socio-economic disadvantage. The Children’s University is a global initiative, operating across hundreds of schools in Australasia and the UK. In WA, it is jointly delivered by UWA and Edith Cowan University, with Mr Colin Pettit (WA Commissioner for Children & Young People) serving as its honorary Vice-Chancellor.

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Perth

Project Intern - UN RCE WA

UWA Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education — Summer (November - December)

The UWA Education Strategy emphasises the importance of encouraging lifelong learning and accessibility of education for all. The United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (UNRCEWA) is an initiative that regroups, builds, and nurtures networks of key partners to collaborate and provide expertise in delivering educational activities for communities, aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Secretariat for the UN RCE WA, based at UWA Crawley Campus, provides leadership for the initiative and is actively working towards developing: 1. Governance concepts for a state-wide approach, where partners from different regions across Western Australia can engage and share expertise 2. Sustainable management structures that provide long-term vision and goals for the RCE 3. Online reporting mechanisms and methods to report on the RCE’s impact on the 17 SDGs The Secretariat is actively piloting activities with partners in Albany, to gather lessons learnt and design a sustainable model that works both at regional and local level. The intern will work closely with the Project Manager in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and will help in coordinating and connecting partners, and will also benefit from learning project management skills, risk management, reporting, simple data analytics and making connections with stakeholders state-wide.

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Perth

Research Intern, Research Assistant

UWA Social Care and Ageing Living Lab — Summer (November - December)

The UWA SAGE Lab is conducting a Lotterywest-funded study in partnership with 5 NFP aged care providers in Western Australia. The study seeks to understand the impacts of infectious outbreaks (and lockdowns) on residents living with dementia, on their families and loved ones, and on people working in residential aged care, especially staff from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. During your internship you will be working with a large and dynamic group of researchers on one of the key data collections activities for this project. Two large scale surveys are currently underway - one for staff, and one for families of residents. Survey data analysis will occur during the internship period. This is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a large research project, to learn about survey data collection, cleaning, coding and analysis, and to better understand some of the complexities of service delivery in the aged care sector under pandemic conditions.

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Perth

Research Intern, Research Assistant 2

UWA Social Care and Ageing Living Lab — Summer (November - December)

The UWA SAGE Lab is conducting a Lotterywest-funded study in partnership with 5 NFP aged care providers in Western Australia. The study seeks to understand the impacts of infectious outbreaks (and lockdowns) on residents living with dementia, on their families and loved ones, and on people working in residential aged care, especially staff from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. During your internship you will be working with a large and dynamic group of researchers on one of the key data collections activities for this project. Two large scale surveys are currently underway - one for staff, and one for families of residents. Survey data analysis will occur during the internship period. This is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a large research project, to learn about survey data collection, cleaning, coding and analysis, and to better understand some of the complexities of service delivery in the aged care sector under pandemic conditions.

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Perth

Communications and Events Intern

United Way WA — Summer (November - December)

The Communications and Event Intern will work closely with organisation stakeholders to deliver effective communications and successful events, in line the needs of United Way WA.

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Perth

Social Media and Marketing Intern

Valuing Children Initiative — Summer (November - December)

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

Stakeholder / Business Development Analyst

YMCA WA — Summer (November - December)

YMCA WA is a not for profit organisation that invests in local communities, from the Pilbara to the Great Southern, to create positive change and social impact. Our primary area of focus in these communities is young people. The purpose of this role is to provide analytical support to the Executive and Senior Leadership teams, who are actively pursuing a growth strategy across the state in all three areas of our business: - Early Education - Youth Engagement - Health and Wellness The stakeholder analyst will take guidance from the Exec and Senior Leaders on key development opportunities and will build up tactical stakeholder plans and briefing notes in support of our Stakeholder engagement and influence activities.

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Perth

Outreach Marketing Intern (Aboriginal School Communities) - Kimberley Region

Yogazeit — Summer (November - December)

Working closely with the Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator of Yogazeit Ltd., this role plays an important role in helping to plan and maximise Project Mindful Hearts. This unique project (scheduled to take place on the ground in early 2022) educates and empowers remote school communities and wider networks in selected regions in the Kimberley with Mindfulness and Movement by educating school staff and community members while simultaneously providing interactive experiences to the children and elders on site. The Intern will be responsible for helping the team to plan this project, including stakeholder engagement, mapping, outreach coordination and research as well as actively promoting this project across multiple channels (website, social media, press, partner marketing) using Design Skills and storytelling techniques to share this project and the impact it will make. You'll be connecting with our partners to collaborate and drive promotion (Australian Heart Foundation, Fairgame, Act Belong Commit, local schools and community members). Having an understanding of the mental and physical benefits yoga can provide - especially to Youth and Aboriginal Communities - will help you with this project.

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Perth

Project Intern - Metro Programs

Youth Affairs Council of WA — Summer (November - December)

The intern will support a number of activities across the Metro portfolio, including updating service mapping for the Youth Pride Network, developing a social media plan for the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of WA, and support the planning and delivery of end of year events for YPN and YACWA. These activities will be supported by the Project Coordinators and overseen by the Metro Programs manager. Interns will have the opportunity to provide meaningful input across a number of thematic areas, and we have the flexibility to consider other activities as they may arise.

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Perth

Project Intern, Governance

Youth Ballet WA — Summer (November - December)

Youth Ballet WA is looking to update its organisation governance document. The intern will report directly to the managing director and will work closely with an external consultant. As a part of the role you will review the existing policies in place, identify any gaps, and make recommendations based on best practice.

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Perth

Marketing and Communications Project Intern - Website

Zonta House — Summer (November - December)

Zonta House are looking to overhaul their current website with a focus on women seeking support being able to access services and information easily, as well as for our supporters and donors to learn more about our services and how they can help.

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Perth

Policies, Procedures, Projects Intern - Governance

Zonta House — Summer (November - December)

Zonta House are looking for an intern to assist in the Document Control of internal policies, procedures and all related forms. Including an overhaul of the current systems used to host these documents.

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