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Internship Application Form

Please include majors/specialisations where possible.

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

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

Tick all that apply and indicate any others.

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

This information will be kept confidential.

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

You can read the requirements here.

How to Apply+

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

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

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

Eligibility for Enrolment+

You must be a currently-enrolled UWA student with good standing and a Weighted Average Mark of 50 or above to be eligible for the internship program. The Centre will seek approval for you to take the unit as part of your course, directly with your Allocated Student Office.

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

Undergraduate - SVLG1002
Postgraduate - SVLG5001 

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

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

For more information about the internships, please check askUWA.

Internship Requirements+

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

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

o    Introduction to Active Citizenship

o    Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

o    Mid-internships check-point

o    Student Advisory Committee event

Dates and Deadlines+

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

14 October 2019 Applications Open  
16 February 2020 (midnight) Applications Close  
Weeks of 20 & 24 February 2020 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
24 February 2020 10am-12pm & 2-4pm Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions 1 & 2  
6 March 2020 12-2pm Introduction to Active Citizenship Session 3  
10 March 2020 from 1-3pm Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session 1  
26 March 2020 from 2-4pm Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session 2  
March - June 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Commencing 18 May 2020 End of Internship Review TBC
17 February 2020 Applications Open  
17 May 2020 (midnight) Applications Close  
By 1 June 2020 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
22 June 2020 Introduction to Active Citizenship Session Live online session
22 June 2020 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session Live online session
June - July 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
TBC End of Internship Review Love House Seminar Room
18 May 2020 Applications Open  
5 July 2020 (midnight) Applications Close  
20 July 2020 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
Week of 27 July 2020 Introduction to Active Citizenship Session TBC
30 July 2020 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session TBC
25 August 1-2pm Student Advisory Committee Panel Event TBC
August - November 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
8 October 4-5pm Student Advisory Committee Panel Event TBC
From 12 October 2020 End of Internship Review Love House Seminar Room
15 July 2019 Applications Open  
13 October 2019 (midnight) Applications Close  
Week of 4 November 2019 Applicants Notified of Outcome  
25 November 2019 10am-12pm & 2-4pm Introduction to Active Citizenship Sessions Gentilli Lecture Theatre (10am-12pm) & Bayliss Lecture Theatre (2-4pm)
26 November 2019 2-4pm Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Session Bayliss Lecture Theatre
November 2019 - February 2020 INTERNSHIPS UNDERTAKEN  
Week of 10 February 2020 End of Internship Review Love House Seminar Room

Opportunities

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More Semester 2, 2020 internship roles coming soon

Perth

Research Intern - Semester 2, 2020

Chamber for Arts and Culture WA

The intern will conduct research and write a report on the independent artists and workers within the cultural sector. The aim is to highlight the income, working conditions and development pathways as well as barriers to success within this portion of the industry.

This report aims to reveal the major issues facing this part of our workforce. All of these issues have been exacerbated by COVID-19 and whilst this will be a factor in this report, we do not want it to be the sole focus. Ideally the intern will be cognisant of research on employment and labour markets based in current economic theory and trends.

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Perth

Social Media and Marketing Intern - Semester 2, 2020

Fremantle Women’s Health Centre

Fremantle Women’s Health Centre is a not-for-profit community health organisation for women living and working in Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville regions it provides a range of health education, promotion, prevention and treatment services in the area of women's health. Staff and facilitators are experienced, caring, health professionals who are female-identifying – doctors, nurses, counsellors and health educators. The Social Media and Marketing Intern will develop and implement a marketing and social media engagement strategy and plan.

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Perth

Project Intern - Semester 2, 2020

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 WA throughout the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions from our offices located in Geraldton and Carnarvon. This 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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Perth

Research Intern - Semester 2, 2020

The Lucy Saw Centre Association

The Lucy Saw Centre provides extensive services to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. Services include two women’s refuges, Safe at Home, Coordinated Response Service with the Police and CPFS, women and children’s counselling, 24/7 crisis response service.

The Intern will work with the Lucy Saw Centre members, staff and volunteers to develop a project plan for a community history that will showcase the community services provided by Lucy Saw for over 40 years.

They will develop a plan for the project and then implement it by doing some of the interviews but also setting up some pro formas that people could access via Facebook, email etc. to tell how they have partnered with or accessed services.

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Perth

Research Intern - Semester 2, 2020

Town of Victoria Park

The Research Intern will create a Local Community Engagement Plan to increase the awareness of the needs of people with disabilities to participate in and contribute to community group activities and programs.

This plan will inform the Towns Officers of how to engage people with disability and will be used as a document that will embed the Towns approach to engagement of this cohort of community members.

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Perth

Research Intern - Semester 2, 2020

Town of Victoria Park

The Research Intern will conduct a review of the Town's 2006 Ageing Well report to identify new trends related to seniors residing within the Town to provide the Town with recommendations on how they can better engage and support this cohort of the community. This review will inform the Towns Community Development Leadership Team of considerations need to be made when considering development of a Town-wide Seniors Strategy which will inform the future planning and direction of the Town’s Access and Inclusion portfolio.

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