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 Guide for Interns 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. 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. Do 1 x 5-minute final presentation
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

Information Sessions+

The Centre runs regular information sessions at convenient times and locations around campus. All University of WA students are welcome to attend. Each session will provide information to students about the Centre's award-winning internship program, Global Opportunities and other programs.

Dates and Deadlines+

Internships run over Semester 1, Winter, Semester 2 and Summer periods. Please see the below timeline for internships in 2019.

29 October 2018 Applications Open  
20 January 2019 (midnight) Applications Close  
Week of 30 January 2019 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
26 February 2019 3PM - 5PM Introduction to Active Citizenship Session Woolnough Lecture Theatre
28 February 2019 2PM - 4PM Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session Woolnough Lecture Theatre
March - June 2019 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Commencing 13 May 2019 Final Presentation Series Love House Seminar Room
15 February 2019 Applications Open  
12 May 2019 (midnight) Applications Close  
By 24 May 2019 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
28 May 2019 2PM - 4PM Introduction to Active Citizenship Session Bayliss Seminar Room (G33)
30 May 2019 2PM - 4PM Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session on UWA Campus UWA Boatshed carpark (opposite Forrest Hall)
June - July 2019 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Week commencing 15 July 2019 Final Presentation Series Love House Seminar Room
13 May 2019 Applications Open  
14 July 2019 (midnight) Applications Close  
Week of 25 July 2019 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
30 July 2019 Introduction to Active Citizenship Session Gentilli Lecture Theatre
1 August 2019 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session Meeting point TBA
August - November 2019 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
From 8 October 2019 Roundtable Discussions Love House Seminar Room
15 July 2019 Applications Open  
13 October 2019 (midnight) Applications Close  
Week of 4 November 2019 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
19 November 2019 2-4PM Introduction to Active Citizenship Session Bayliss Lecture Theatre
21 November 2019 2-4PM Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session Bayliss Lecture Theatre
November 2019 - February 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Week of 10 February 2020 Final Presenation Series Love House Seminar Room

Opportunities

Regional

Project Intern (Legal Health Check) - Summer 2019/20

Regional Alliance West

Regional Alliance West is a non-profit organisation that delivers a range of legal, financial, social and community support services into a vast area of regional, rural and remote Western Australia throughout the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions from offices located in Geraldton and Carnarvon. 

This Project Intern role will research, develop and implement a legal health check tool that would be best suited to identify the legal needs of members of the communities in which Regional Alliance West operate.

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Regional

Research Intern (Health Justice) - Summer 2019/20

Regional Alliance West

Regional Alliance West is a non-profit organisation that delivers a range of legal, financial, social and community support services into a vast area of regional, rural and remote Western Australia throughout the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions from offices located in Geraldton and Carnarvon. 

The Project Intern will conduct research, consultation and explore funding opportunities for a Health Justice Project model that would be best suited to the RRR location.

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