Internships

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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.

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  
31 January 2020 (COB) 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

Digital Media and Marketing Intern - Semester 1, 2020

City of Canning

The Digital Media and Marketing Intern will liaise with the digital team members to create content for displays, self-discovery of different functions of Signagelive; and provide advice on how these functions can be maximised. They will also develop content display schedule based on the teams’ requirements.

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Perth

3D Imaging Intern (Planning) - Semester 1, 2020

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

This role will investigate the benefit to the community of using the latest 3D technologies when consulting on proposed developments.  The intern would be assessing the benefit of a three-dimensional image in comparison to a two dimensional map in its ability to aid community understanding.

The intern will take a development precinct project area and convert the two dimensional plan into a three-dimensional scene.  They would collaborate with Department staff to present the desired look and feel of the three-dimensional model, and analyse the outcomes generated from the 3D data created.  

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Perth

Project Intern (Cultural Awareness Training Support) - Semester 1, 2020

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

This role will support the Department in providing high quality and locally appropriate Cultural Awareness Training to staff working in regional areas of WA. The intern would be researching training needs and relevant providers in each regional area and working with other Government agencies to investigate ways to provide joined up access to training across regional offices.

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Perth

Social Media and Marketing Intern - Semester 1, 2020

Diabetes WA

The Social Media and Marketing Intern will support Diabetes WA’s marketing and social media engagement strategy and plan, including supporting preparation for the National Diabetes Week campaign in July.

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Perth

Research Project Intern - Semester 1, 2020

Girl Guides WA

To enhance the work that Girl Guides WA does in the community, it needs a true snapshot of what girls and young women think about, what they want, what they aspire to be and what they need from their community to achieve that. The Research Project Intern will survey girls and young women in WA that are members and non-members of the Girl Guides. The data will then be analysed and a report created to interpret the results.

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Perth

Website Capability Audit intern - Semester 1, 2020

Girl Guides WA

Girl Guides WA have made improvements over the last couple of years to move all of its administration to electronic systems. With this has come a large degree of updating and keeping on top of current trends and research in the area of website and database use. This role will help Girl Guides WA to promote its cause professionally to the community and in turn increase its membership.

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Perth

Archiving and Organisational History Intern - Semester 1, 2020

Hope Community Services

HOPE has a long and interesting history. Established in the 1800s in England, our original mission was to encourage working class children to take a pledge of total abstinence and to learn “the evils of drink”. In 1902 a branch was established in Perth called “The City Band of Hope and Temperance League”. As times changed, and the way in which the problems associated with alcohol and other drugs changed, HOPE also changed. Over the years, the Perth office has collected a great deal of materials related to the history of HOPE. These include written materials, film, objects and photographs. The Archiving and Organisational History Intern will create an archive for these materials and use them to write a history of the organisation in Australia. The archive and history will be used in the promotion of HOPE’s services as well as fundraising.

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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.

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Perth

Social Media Marketing and Events Intern - Semester 1, 2020

The Raine Study

The Social Media Marketing and Events Intern will assist in event planning and management for The Raine Study's 30th birthday celebration evening on 1 May 2020, event planning and management of its Research Information Evenings, social media content and distribution, media relations support in the lead up to the 30th birthday, and general copyrighting and marketing tasks.

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Perth

Document Review Project Intern - Semester 1, 2020

VisAbility

VisAbility needs to review the internal documents to ensure they are branded appropriately and also are accessible. The main aim of the role is to review all the documents in its process mapping repository and retro fit them to meet branding and accessibility guidelines. This role requires a combination of MS Word skills, ability to understand processes. You will work closely with Manager Specialist Services and the Accessible Information Services team.

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Perth

Human Resource Intern - Semester 1, 2020

VisAbility

The Human Resource Intern will work with the Employee Experience Officer to review and update all job descriptions. This will require familiarising with the Enterprise Agreement, researching other industry examples and liaising with managers and team leaders to gain insight and feedback. During the placement there may also be the potential to be a part of the implementation of a new Volunteer Information Management System VisAbility hopes to put in place.

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Perth

MYAN WA Website Project Intern - Semester 1, 2020

Youth Affairs Council of WA

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of WA (MYAN WA) at YACWA's mission is to increase positive outcomes for young Western Australian’s from refugee and migrant backgrounds through youth empowerment, sector capacity building and advocacy. MYAN WA currently has a WIX website that staff have put together themselves. It’s pretty easy to edit, but is very out of date. We are keen to give it a re-vamp. The MYAN WA Website Project Intern will conduct a thorough assessment and use a structured approach to applying updates/improvements.

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Perth

Youth Waste Reduction Project Intern - Semester 1, 2020

Youth Affairs Council of WA

The purpose of this role is to support the Youth Environmental Project Coordinator with the delivery of a seven-month Youth Waste Reduction project. In this project, YACWA will be working with young people (aged 17-25) to make sustainable reductions in their waste through peer education and youth-specific information and training. Building on global evidence and focusing on textiles, organics and plastics, YACWA will create a sustainable knowledge-based movement empowering young people to change their waste habits.

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Perth

Research Intern - Semester 1, 2020

Youth Legal Service

The Research 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 they provide.

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