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Please 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 (WAM) 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 2022 internships.

Applications for Semester 2, 2022 are currently open.

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

Sunday 23 January 2022 (midnight) Applications are now closed for Semester 1, 2022 Online
Monday 28 February - Friday 4 March 2022 Compulsory pre-internship seminars Select on CAS
Monday 28 February - Friday 3 June 2022 Internship Period Host Organisation
Monday 25 April 2022 (midnight) Applications Close Website
27 May – 3 June 2022 Applicants Notified of Outcome Email
20 June – 22 July 2022 Internship Period Host Organisation
Tuesday 26 April 2022 Applications Open Website
Sunday 19 June 2022 (midnight) Applications Close Website
25 July - 12 November 2022 Internship Period Host Organisation
Monday 20 June 2022 Applications Open Website
Sunday 16 October 2022 (midnight) Applications Close Website
Monday 14 November - Friday 16 December 2022 Internship Period Host Organisation

Opportunities

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Legal Assistant Intern - Criminal Law Unit

Aboriginal Legal Service of WA — Winter (June - July)

The intern will support the Managing Lawyer and other key staff at the Aboriginal Legal Service WA in engaging with clients and conducting research. This will involve conducting reviews of evidence, attending court, and providing community legal services.

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Marketing and Business Development Intern

Anglicare WA — Winter (June - July)

Anglicare WA is currently developing a private psychology practice in WA to support the growing need for mental health support across our state. We would welcome an opportunity to work with a bright student to help us shape our marketing and business development strategy for the roll-out of the program. This is an exciting opportunity to use your business training/skills and make a significant difference in this portfolio.

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Research and Grant Writer Intern 1

Anglicare WA — Winter (June - July)

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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Research and Grant Writer Intern 2

Anglicare WA — Winter (June - July)

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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Marketing and Communications Intern

Asthma WA — Winter (June - July)

This role will sit in our Community Engagement team and provide communications and marketing support for projects such as our peer to peer fundraising event (virtual), Asthma WA's Wheezy Walk. This role will involve copywriting and basic design work for mostly digital communications (website, emails and social media).

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Grants and Fundraising Intern

Australian Baroque Ltd — Winter (June - July)

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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Marketing Development Intern

Australian Baroque Ltd — Winter (June - July)

This role would include following a marketing plan and developing the current scope of the orchestra's marketing reach. The intern will be working with 2-3 current staff.

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Project Intern

Awards WA — Winter (June - July)

To create resources and communication platforms to identify and increase opportunities for access and participation for young people in the outdoors utilising local outdoor activity providers through their Adventurous Journey Section of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. The AJ is a major factor for young people to start an Award, however, it is also one of the Sections which young people do not complete (Voluntary Service the other). The project is for Awards WA to take a proactive leading role to develop and implement a structured framework with the outcome being more young people successfully undertaking their AJ in Western Australia utilising local outdoor activity providers. • Identify WA activity providers that have the potential to provide activities for the AJ Section for a diverse range of young people • Developing training packages and support activity providers to develop programs that meet the requirement of the AJ Section • Develop communication resources to create and promote a pathway between the activity providers and young people/Award Centres who need to complete an AJ • Assess and report against outcomes and impacts • Not a ‘one-off’ action with limited lasting outcomes/impacts - create frameworks of support to ensure sustainability for ongoing participation and benefits

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Project Intern, Duke 4Sport

Awards WA — Winter (June - July)

To support the development and implementation of a new project aiming to connect young people to their local community sporting clubs beyond competitive sport, through their Duke of Ed Award activities. The project aims to provide young people with more meaningful activity opportunities and strengthen the connection between young people and their local community through volunteering and non-physical skills development. The Intern will support our Partners to design inclusive activities and develop access in the areas including: • Skills building - Coaching/Referring/officiating • Volunteering - committee, social media, mentoring, equipment maintenance, scoring etc. • Create communication and social media items, including a Duke 4Sport e-newsletter

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Finance Policies and Procedures Intern

Bethanie — Winter (June - July)

The intern role will be to draft policies and procedures relevant to the Finance Team including (but not limited to) treasury, fixed assets, accounts payable and accounts receivable. The first task will be to identify what policies relevant to Finance are in place, and what policies are missing and need to be drafted. Existing policies will need to be reviewed and updated as required, and missing policies will need to be drafted. This role will be limited to policies and procedures relevant to the Finance department.

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Strategic Communications Intern

CEOs for Gender Equity Inc. — Winter (June - July)

The intern will work closely with our CEO on strategic communications, including developing infographics, videos, newsletters, and campaigns.

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Social Media Intern

Cahoots — Winter (June - July)

Cahoots creates inclusive camps and day programs for people living with a disability and others that face exceptional challenges to develop friendships, skills and confidence. We are an established organisation of 40 years that could not exist without the generous support of volunteers from the West Australian community donating their time to staff these services. The Cahoots Volunteer Team is looking for a social media extraordinaire to transform our social media channels and increase volunteer engagement. We are looking for someone to set up, plan and execute ongoing content for our Instagram, Tik Tok, and Facebook accounts. Content will be varied, relevant, relatable and impactful, all while being super fun and inclusive! The Social Media intern will have experience using the social media platforms as well as creating content such as photos, videos and graphics to include in posts and stories. A part of the role will be attending our camps and/or programs to gather and curate the content under direction of the Volunteer Coordinators.

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Volunteer Team Intern

Cahoots — Winter (June - July)

The intern will gain experience in all aspects of volunteer management at Cahoots. They will work on one of our school holiday camps as a camp leader to understand the duties of volunteers and the purpose of Cahoots. They will work with the Volunteer Coordinators in updating and maintaining administrative data in our Volunteer Management System, Better Impact. They will be communicating with our volunteers often via call, email, and text. They will assist with planning our volunteer appreciation events.

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Grants Research Intern

Centre For Accessibility Australia — Winter (June - July)

The Grants Research Officer will use a variety of online grant portals and online research to find applicable grants and create a grants calendar for Centre for Accessibility (CFA) Australia. This will enable the organisation to effectively plan applications and understand key processes.

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Perth

Digital Content Intern - Workplace

Circle Green Community Legal — Winter (June - July)

Circle Green is seeking a Digital Content intern to assist the Workplace stream in developing, editing and/or reviewing Circle Green's existing employment law website material. The Digital Content intern will also research external organisations working within the employment law space, and communicate any trends and developments pertaining to how they use their online platforms and what content they are generating/sharing. There may also be scope for the Digital Content intern to draft and create a bank of social media posts, which can be utilised in future.

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Grants Marketing Intern

City of Armadale — Winter (June - July)

The intern would assist the Aboriginal Development Coordinator in administrative and organisational support, assisting with the formation of a social media strategy and assist with a major grant application for the whole of the Aboriginal Development Team operation plan for the next 5 years.

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Regional

Policies and Procedures Intern, Work Health and Safety

City of Bunbury — Winter (June - July)

Assist the Work Health and Safety Team in policy / procedure development. Site visits. Participating in incident investigation practices. Attending WHS meetings. Hazard and Incident reporting, including the logging of safety data with the City, Safety Management System.

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Project Intern: Creation of Health Promotion Calendar

City of Bunbury — Winter (June - July)

The intern will sit within our Sustainable Communities directorate working under the supervision of our Environmental Health team which is headed by the manager of Community Wellness. Using the City of Bunbury's Community Health and Wellness Plan as the guiding document, the Intern is to be tasked with the creation of a health promotion calendar utilising the multitude of online resources. The intern will need to identify reliable sourced health promotional activities, events and days of significance which align with the plans priorities and actions within our Community Health and Wellness Plan. It is envisioned that the information is to be collated and compiled into a digital calendar resource to be utilised by our PR & Marketing team, our Events team and environmental health, to raise, promote and encourage better health outcomes for the community of Bunbury.

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Project Intern: Working with Children Check and Human Resources System Implementation and Process Updates

City of Bunbury — Winter (June - July)

People & Safety provide a Human Resources function for the City of Bunbury. This role will assist us: - Process/policy for Working with Children Checks or review where it is mentioned. - Check positions that specify “child related work”, update Position Descriptions as necessary. - Have a WWCC Action Plan we can utilise from the Department of Communities. - Update online register. - Assist with the City's Evolve project which will introduce a new System to the People & Safety team. There will be process and procedure updates and reviews to coordinate as a part of this process.

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Perth

IT and Data Systems Intern - Project Support - SmartyGrants

City of Subiaco — Winter (June - July)

We are seeking support to set up the SmartyGrants grant administration software system to trial the September 2022 round of the City of Subiaco's Community Development Grants program.

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Perth

IT and Data Systems Intern

Co3 Contemporary Dance — Winter (June - July)

The intern will be working closely with the Executive Director, Marketing Manager and Business Manager to assist in the development Co3's digital platform. Currently Co3's digital platform contains a Mainstage performance library, Co3Unlocked Application, Digital Touring initiatives and an interactive WA Dance Makers Library. As Co3 DIGITAL developer you would be creating new modules for the WA Dance Makers from existing content that Co3 has created. The role would also support our IN.RESIDENCE and Gloria programs with research, audience evaluation and marketing assistance. A full briefing of our Digital Platform will be given upon commencement.

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Perth

Project Intern: Girls Wellbeing

Commissioner for Children and Young People — Winter (June - July)

The intern will assist on the design of a consultation project with children and young people to examine their views about the differences in wellbeing measures between female and male young people and potential solutions to improve girls wellbeing. This work is in its infancy and yet to be fully scoped. Consultations to occur in Semester 2 2022 (An Internship for Second Semester will also be offered for someone to support the consultations as they occur)

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Project Intern, WHS Emergency Management Project

Communicare — Winter (June - July)

The intern will review and update the Communicare Emergency Evacuation Plans in line with Australian Standards. The project will require liaising with Communicare’s Place Leaders to visit and update the current plans to accurately reflect the emergency equipment and evacuation locations for each metro site and use the knowledge you gain to assist the regional sites to update their plans for review.

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Perth

Research Intern: Communicare Social Impact Project

Communicare — Winter (June - July)

Measuring outcomes has become increasingly important for social services to understand if and how services have made a difference to people’s lives. While there are demands for evidence-backed practices in social research, often there are constraints in time and resources to develop appropriate tools for measuring outcomes. This include finding validated and reliable outcome measurement tool that can be easily used and implemented across different program and services. As such, the Social Impact team is looking for a bright and enthusiastic student to help us research and develop a library of validated outcome measurement tools that can be appropriately offered to a diverse range of people that Communicare is supporting. The student will report to Communicare’s Social Impact Partner. The project will be a total of 100 hours, where the tasks can include (but not limited to): • Literature review of validated outcome measurement tools to measure a range of outcome domains: validated tools researched are to be appropriately used in Australia’s community context • Develop a library of validated tools: the library of outcome tools will detail the appropriateness of the usage of the tool for different cohorts across various outcome domains • Integrate tools into online survey platform: integrating selected tools into Communicare’s survey or database platform, for ease of developing and distributing surveys to supported individuals

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Perth

Research Intern: Research and review employment and training programs for community services and health sectors

Community Services, Health & Education Training Council — Winter (June - July)

The intern will undertake a comprehensive review and collated research into all the employment and training engagement opportunities (programs) for the community services and health sector in WA. The programs would cover attraction, retention and entry points into the sectors. The tasks include: - Identifying the overlap and where programs can be used together including to the benefit of the worker/student and the employer. - Providing summary documents for different cohorts to enter the sectors e.g. school students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, CaLD, migrants (including range of visas), return to work, university students, career changers to name a few.

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Perth

Project Intern: Strategic Volunteer Programs, Employer Engagement

Department of Fire and Emergency Services — Winter (June - July)

The Strategic Volunteer and Youth Programs branch, in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, is a small team which is responsible for providing strategic guidance to DFES and support to staff and volunteers regarding the management, recruitment and retention of volunteers and the delivery of safe and positive youth programs in emergency services. The successful intern will assist the team with investigating options to engage employers of volunteers and to look at ways in which the team and DFES can support employers in terms of recognition for their unique contribution to the safety of the state of Western Australia by supporting their employees who hold volunteer roles with fire and emergency service volunteer organisations.

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Perth

Community Engagement Intern, Community engagement with donor-conceived people for the development of a donor-linking service

Department of Health — Winter (June - July)

The Reproductive Technology Unit within the Department of Health will be launching a new donor-matching service in early 2023 which will support donor-conceived people to access information about their donors and siblings. It is important to engage with donor-conceived people in the development of the service to ensure it meets their needs. The intern will be involved in the community consultation. This will include a number of tasks including: - developing resources/discussion paper for the community to inform community participants of the issues being discussed - organising a public forum with donor conceived people - creating a survey tool for additional feedback - collating the outcomes of the public forum - working with the team to plan how this feedback will shape the delivery of the service

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Project Intern, Research and develop options for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring program for Aboriginal employees

Department of Training & Workforce Development — Winter (June - July)

The intern role will primarily be to: • Research best practice mentoring models that are culturally safe and achieve measurable outcomes for Aboriginal staff (this could include domestic, interstate or even international practices). • Undertake a consultation process with the Yarning Circle (internal Aboriginal staff) to inform program design • Identify WA public sector agencies that may be interested in collaborating on an interagency partnership • Identify local Aboriginal businesses that deliver complimentary services to support mentors/mentees • Provide estimated costings to inform a budget proposal

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Perth

Communications Intern

Department of Transport — Winter (June - July)

We’re looking for a Communications Intern who knows how to spot a great story and share it in an engaging way. As a Communications Intern at DoT, you will work with DoT’s Internal Communications Consultant on diverse range of communications activities, including developing staff stories and intranet content. Through this work you will have the opportunity to liaise with internal stakeholder groups and write content for various online channels and print publications.

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Perth

Metronet Communications and Marketing Intern

Department of Transport — Winter (June - July)

To assist in the delivery of Metronet Marketing and Communications Campaign which will include producing communications material, digital content and other PR and project related activities.

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Perth

Project Intern, Driving Access and Equity Program - translation of publications for helping people obtain a drivers licence

Department of Transport — Winter (June - July)

The Driving Access and Equity Program has been established to help disadvantaged people overcome barriers to obtaining a licence in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. A licence is recognised as a key requirement for most employment opportunities. One of the Program's initiatives is to translate key publications and documents produced as part of the licensing process into plain English. In some cases translation into local dialects may be required. This role will be required to identify which documents and publications would benefit from a translation or content updates The program is working with 13 organisations across the Kimberley and Pilbara- this project will be working with these organisations. The Pilot has four key aims: 1. Improve access to appropriately licensed vehicles to allow learner drivers to complete supervised driving hours, receive professional instruction or attempt a practical driving assessment. 2. Provide access to suitably licensed driving supervisors and instructors. 3. Deliver program/s that help overcome local issues and costs that prevent people from obtaining their driver’s licence. 4. Provide improved access to driver licensing services. One of the key barriers identified is literacy.

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Perth

Cyber Security Policy Development Officer 1

Department of the Premier and Cabinet — Winter (June - July)

Contributing to the development of the Drone Policy for the Cyber Security Unit at the Office of Digital Government (DGov), Department of Premier and Cabinet. The Office of Digital Government is a new addition to DPC, and leads, supports and coordinates the digital transformation of the WA public sector. DGov leads and coordinates the implementation of the Digital Strategy for the Western Australian Government 2021-2025. The Digital Strategy puts people, businesses and communities at its centre and sets the vision for a public sector that leverages digital to deliver convenient, smart and secure services for all Western Australians. The purpose of this role is to help with the groundwork of a Whole-of-Government Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Policy. Drones, as IoT, fall within the remit of the work of the Cyber Security Unit (CSU). In order to keep the public safe and secure State-specific guidelines need to be implemented. The intern will be directly supervised by Dr Roberto Musotto, Director, Cyber Security (Policy & Strategy) who has previously worked as an academic and is committed to sharing his knowledge to developing the intern. There will be significant collaboration with the Graduate Officer on placement with our team. We require Law students who are able to work full time at 5 days per week. Due to the 100-hour internship requirement, this internship will be completed across the first 2.5 weeks from the June 20 start date.

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Cyber Security Policy Development Officer 2

Department of the Premier and Cabinet — Winter (June - July)

Contributing to the development of the Drone Policy for the Cyber Security Unit at the Office of Digital Government (DGov), Department of Premier and Cabinet. The Office of Digital Government is a new addition to DPC, and leads, supports and coordinates the digital transformation of the WA public sector. DGov leads and coordinates the implementation of the Digital Strategy for the Western Australian Government 2021-2025. The Digital Strategy puts people, businesses and communities at its centre and sets the vision for a public sector that leverages digital to deliver convenient, smart and secure services for all Western Australians. The purpose of this role is to help with the groundwork of a Whole-of-Government Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Policy. Drones, as IoT, fall within the remit of the work of the Cyber Security Unit (CSU). In order to keep the public safe and secure State-specific guidelines need to be implemented. The intern will be directly supervised by Dr Roberto Musotto, Director, Cyber Security (Policy & Strategy) who has previously worked as an academic and is committed to sharing his knowledge to developing the intern. There will be significant collaboration with the Graduate Officer on placement with our team. We require Law students who are able to work full time at 5 days per week. Due to the 100-hour internship requirement, this internship will be completed across the first 2.5 weeks from the June 20 start date.

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Perth

Cyber Security Policy Development Officer 3

Department of the Premier and Cabinet — Winter (June - July)

Contributing to the development of the Drone Policy for the Cyber Security Unit at the Office of Digital Government (DGov), Department of Premier and Cabinet. The Office of Digital Government is a new addition to DPC, and leads, supports and coordinates the digital transformation of the WA public sector. DGov leads and coordinates the implementation of the Digital Strategy for the Western Australian Government 2021-2025. The Digital Strategy puts people, businesses and communities at its centre and sets the vision for a public sector that leverages digital to deliver convenient, smart and secure services for all Western Australians. The purpose of this role is to help with the groundwork of a Whole-of-Government Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Policy. Drones, as IoT, fall within the remit of the work of the Cyber Security Unit (CSU). In order to keep the public safe and secure State-specific guidelines need to be implemented. The intern will be directly supervised by Dr Roberto Musotto, Director, Cyber Security (Policy & Strategy) who has previously worked as an academic and is committed to sharing his knowledge to developing the intern. There will be significant collaboration with the Graduate Officer on placement with our team. We require Law students who are able to work full time at 5 days per week. Due to the 100-hour internship requirement, this internship will be completed across the first 2.5 weeks from the June 20 start date.

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Regional

Youth Program Intern 1, Community Engagement

Fair Game — Winter (June - July)

This is a community engagement role involving health promotion program delivery in remote WA communities. Fair Game’s vision is for a fit and healthy Australia. We help achieve this by providing unique health and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment, building the capacity of under-serviced communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and live healthier lives. The programs aim to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental wellbeing. Following completion of a residential training weekend, the intern will, as part of a four person volunteer team, travel on two week long trips to remote communities in WA to engage the local children while delivering health education and fitness programs. There will also be engagement with the wider community during Fair Game Healthy Cook Ups. This engagement will provide an opportunity for the intern to learn more about the lived experiences, culture and community of the communities they visit. Volunteers, by demonstrating exemplary behaviour and enthusiastic involvement in program activities, provide a positive role model for the children and help inspire them to lead healthy active lives.

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Youth Program Intern 2, Community Engagement

Fair Game — Winter (June - July)

This is a community engagement role involving health promotion program delivery in remote WA communities. Fair Game’s vision is for a fit and healthy Australia. We help achieve this by providing unique health and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment, building the capacity of under-serviced communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and live healthier lives. The programs aim to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental wellbeing. Following completion of a residential training weekend, the intern will, as part of a four person volunteer team, travel on two week long trips to remote communities in WA to engage the local children while delivering health education and fitness programs. There will also be engagement with the wider community during Fair Game Healthy Cook Ups. This engagement will provide an opportunity for the intern to learn more about the lived experiences, culture and community of the communities they visit. Volunteers, by demonstrating exemplary behaviour and enthusiastic involvement in program activities, provide a positive role model for the children and help inspire them to lead healthy active lives.

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Regional

Youth Program Intern 4, Community Engagement

Fair Game — Winter (June - July)

This is a community engagement role involving health promotion program delivery in remote WA communities. Fair Game’s vision is for a fit and healthy Australia. We help achieve this by providing unique health and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment, building the capacity of under-serviced communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and live healthier lives. The programs aim to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental wellbeing. Following completion of a residential training weekend, the intern will, as part of a four person volunteer team, travel on two week long trips to remote communities in WA to engage the local children while delivering health education and fitness programs. There will also be engagement with the wider community during Fair Game Healthy Cook Ups. This engagement will provide an opportunity for the intern to learn more about the lived experiences, culture and community of the communities they visit. Volunteers, by demonstrating exemplary behaviour and enthusiastic involvement in program activities, provide a positive role model for the children and help inspire them to lead healthy active lives.

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Regional

Youth Program Intern 5, Community Engagement

Fair Game — Winter (June - July)

This is a community engagement role involving health promotion program delivery in remote WA communities. Fair Game’s vision is for a fit and healthy Australia. We help achieve this by providing unique health and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment, building the capacity of under-serviced communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and live healthier lives. The programs aim to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental wellbeing. Following completion of a residential training weekend, the intern will, as part of a four person volunteer team, travel on two week long trips to remote communities in WA to engage the local children while delivering health education and fitness programs. There will also be engagement with the wider community during Fair Game Healthy Cook Ups. This engagement will provide an opportunity for the intern to learn more about the lived experiences, culture and community of the communities they visit. Volunteers, by demonstrating exemplary behaviour and enthusiastic involvement in program activities, provide a positive role model for the children and help inspire them to lead healthy active lives.

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Youth Program Intern 6, Community Engagement

Fair Game — Winter (June - July)

This is a community engagement role involving health promotion program delivery in remote WA communities. Fair Game’s vision is for a fit and healthy Australia. We help achieve this by providing unique health and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment, building the capacity of under-serviced communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and live healthier lives. The programs aim to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental wellbeing. Following completion of a residential training weekend, the intern will, as part of a four person volunteer team, travel on two week long trips to remote communities in WA to engage the local children while delivering health education and fitness programs. There will also be engagement with the wider community during Fair Game Healthy Cook Ups. This engagement will provide an opportunity for the intern to learn more about the lived experiences, culture and community of the communities they visit. Volunteers, by demonstrating exemplary behaviour and enthusiastic involvement in program activities, provide a positive role model for the children and help inspire them to lead healthy active lives.

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Grants and Fundraising Intern

Financial Counsellors Association of WA — Winter (June - July)

As a not-for-profit we are always seeking funding as there are often projects we want to work on but aren't funded for these. Projects around supporting vulnerable people in financial distress - e.g. family and domestic violence, elder abuse, mental health, young people, culturally diverse, disability and more.

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Project Intern - GRAI Annual Report

GLBRI Rights in Ageing (GRAI) — Winter (June - July)

Working with the Executive Officer to review GRAI's activities and produce the 2021-22 GRAI Annual report to promote GRAI's achievements.

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Grants Intern

Girl Guides WA — Winter (June - July)

The intern will assist the organisation to develop its grant management register and develop useful tools and administration support for our Guiding Units. You will have the support of the Guide House team who will assist you to understand how grants have been managed in the past, to enable you to consider how they should be managed in the future. This is an exciting role that will enhance our organisation at a grassroots level.

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Social Media Intern

Girl Guides WA — Winter (June - July)

The intern's key role is to increase brand awareness through digital channels and produce creative communications for both internal and external stakeholders. The objective of the role is to support the marketing plan in line with the overall goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan. The intern will identify opportunities that exist within a calendar year and develop social media campaigns that can be used in 2022/2023.

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Digital Communications Intern

Hannah's House — Winter (June - July)

Hannah’s House is dedicated to supporting children with life-limiting and complex conditions and their families to live their best quality of life. We do this by offering vital in-home respite care, play therapies and other services to support the wellbeing of the child and their family. We provide care, comfort and joy to seriously ill children, enabling them to participate fully in home and community life. This internship will be working with our small marketing team (2 people) to develop some short video projects and be able to work with our Digital Marketing Coordinator (DMC) to plan, shoot, edit and prepare the videos for release. Specifically, we would like to create videos to promote working for Hannah's House as a disability support worker or registered nurse. This would involve scoping the roles, developing a script and storyboard, interviewing staff and creating an engagement video to increase enquiries via our website. If time we would also like develop a short video that talks about Hannah's House services - who we are and what we do. This might include interviewing parents and creating engaging visuals that encourage enquiries via our website or phone. Depending on time, the intern would work with the DMC to help Hannah's House increase our followers on social media. We are keen to understand how we can increase the numbers of people following us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and identifying content that would resonate and attract this audience.

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Community Engagement Intern, Data Champion - Housing and Homelessness Services Directory Annual Review

Home Hub — Winter (June - July)

Home Hub is an affordable rental housing marketplace that provides centralised and independent access to information, resources and options - like a realestate.com for affordable rental housing. Home Hub hosts WA's community-led housing and homelessness services directory. As the WA housing crisis worsens, Home Hub's services directory is becoming increasingly critical in how the WA community can access and navigate the housing, homelessness and other community services that might be appropriate. We're seeking a relationships driven and creative intern, who can take the lead on engaging with communities across WA to update the services directory. Specifically, local government, state government, the not-for-profit and private sector stakeholders are increasingly searching for easy ways to share their service information to people who may require them. Can you take the lead in making critical information and resources (potentially big data) accessible and understandable for people in need - come and help play a role in having community impact now. Use data 'for good'!

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Community Engagement Intern: Community Aged Care Sector - Engagement Project

Independent Living Assessment (iLA) — Winter (June - July)

The Sector Support and Development (SSD) program is a sub program of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) which supports older people to remain living independently in the home. The proposed focus of SSD in 2022-2023 is to support CHSP service providers to prepare for major reform with the home care sector transitioning to the Support at Home Program and to operate effectively in line with the objectives of CHSP and within the context of the broader aged care system. An important role for SSD providers during this period is to disseminate information and advice on the reforms to CHSP providers and encourage providers to engage in the reform process and participate in consultation with the Department of Health. Currently WA does not have evident centralised aged care networking channels for information to be disseminated during this intensified time of change for the sector. The intern would assist iLA to investigate the current communication and networking available to aged care providers at a local and state level, identify gaps, consult with the sector regarding their preferred method of information sharing, networking and scope an initial strategy to implement or strengthen sustainable networking opportunities within the 11 Health regions of WA.

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Project Support Intern

Indigo Australasia Inc — Winter (June - July)

The role of the Project Support Intern will be working in the Business Innovation Team alongside the Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives at Indigo Solutions. https://www.indigosolutions.org.au/ They will be required to develop an organisational wide change management plan and workshops to support working in an agile community health environment.

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Data Analysis Intern

Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Services — Winter (June - July)

The intern will conduct a 'Social Return on Investment' analysis for Ishar’s Domestic Violence Support Program and Ante-natal Services. This will involve reviewing and analysing current data, identifying gaps and making recommendations for future data collection. Accurate data collection and effective evaluation and reported of data has direct implications for impact statements and funding.

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Research Intern, System Mapping

Kalparrin — Winter (June - July)

This role will assist Kalparrin in it's plans to expand into a national support organisation for families raising children with disability by mapping the supports available to families in states other than WA. The role will report to the CEO and the duties will be carried out via desktop research and interviews with external stakeholders in the disability and health sector within West Australia and other states.

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Marketing & Communications Intern

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation — Winter (June - July)

The Marketing and Communications Intern will support the coordination of marketing and communication activities. The intern will also assist with creating content and developing resources to support the broader marketing and communications strategy. This is an exciting position that will allow the qualified candidate to expand their knowledge of marketing and communications in the not-for-profit sector.

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Research and Communications Intern (Walk Free)

Minderoo Foundation — Winter (June - July)

The intern's primary role is to provide research and communication support to the Walk Free team, contributing to the development and delivery of innovative strategies for combatting modern slavery.

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IT and Data Systems Intern

Multicultural Communities Council of WA — Winter (June - July)

To develop an app to collect & save clients information including their assessments and daily case notes.

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Marketing and Communications Intern

Multicultural Communities Council of WA — Winter (June - July)

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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Data, Research and Reporting Project Intern

Murlpirrmarra Connection — Winter (June - July)

Data, research and reporting project for Murlpirrmarra Connection, a Not for Profit organisation, to action 'Closing the Gap' measures in educating indigenous children. This is an opportunity to collate and analyse data to measure program effectiveness and to develop Dashboard reporting to present to Murlpirrmarra Board members, including Martu elders and patron, the honourable Fred Chaney, AO. Murlpirrmarra Connections is a not for profit organisation that exists to improve the well-being of Aboriginal youth in remote communities throughout Western Australia by facilitating their educational management and providing opportunities for community sport, recreation and health programs. It is envisaged that the intern will have opportunities to liaise with and work with the CEO and Operations Manager of Murlpirrmarra Connection and the participating students and gain an understanding of the wider public and private sector community engaged with Indigenous Education. There is also the opportunity for the intern to work part time or casual following the completion of the internship.

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Social Media Content Creator

Muslim Women's Support Centre of WA — Winter (June - July)

We are looking for a dynamic female volunteer to help promote MWSC services and events on social media. This volunteer role will allow you to work on your own initiatives but will also allow you to collaborate with the MWSC team. MWSC is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1987 and is run by a team of dedicated volunteers assisting Muslim women and their families through advocacy, information, and referral to appropriate service providers. Main Duties/Responsibilities: Implementation and maintenance of a dynamic online brand and marketing strategy Grow and increase MWSC awareness through various social media and marketing channels. Design, produce and deliver social media content to engage our audience. Assist with online brand engagement strategies Promote events through various online platforms. Keep all social media channels updated and track progress

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Marketing and Communications Intern

Ngala — Winter (June - July)

In 2021, Ngala rolled out the Happiness Survey, as part of its annual brand campaign aligned to the Ngala Brand, Why Statement and Brand and Marketing Strategy. The 2021 Survey yielded approximately 100 survey responses. In order to understand the outcomes of the survey, the raw data will need to be evaluated and delivered into an understandable creative concept that can be shared and used by internal stakeholders. The outcome of the survey will also supplement the 2022 Brand Campaign. The intern involved in this project will also be able to contribute towards the concept and project plan of the 2022 campaign, specifically in the area of the 2022 survey production and the plan of dissemination.

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Project Intern, Learning and Development - eLearning Module Development

Ngala — Winter (June - July)

The intern will develop an eLearning module for Ngala supervisors, team leaders and managers to induct them into their staff supervisory role. This would entail gathering requirements, engaging with Ngala stakeholders (subject matter experts and users), developing a storyboard for review and approval of the content and flow, developing an eLearning module within Articulate360, piloting the module with an assigned test group and finalising the module based on feedback ready for release. This project would suit someone studying Human Resource Management, Organisational Development or Education.

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Project Intern, Ngala Website review and update (Core Story methodology)

Ngala — Winter (June - July)

The Ngala website requires a review of the content scaffold and the written content. The review will ascertain if the content is aligned to the Core Story Methodology. Once the audit is complete, updates to the content and the structure of delivery will be required including the development of a template for program and services pages. This role will require the intern to deliver the project via Brand and Marketing but also a strong working collaboration with the practice governance team to ensure best practice, quality and improvement are evidenced.

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Marketing, Digital and Communications Intern

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre — Winter (June - July)

The role will interact with legal and program based team members, as well as clients and advocates to establish options for more effective marketing, communications and use of social media to reach our customers and other stakeholders in the community.

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Digital Hub Intern

Peel Multicultural Association Inc. — Winter (June - July)

The Digital Hub Intern role includes managing/restocking the hub, supervising/mentoring the hub users and assisting them where possible, making suggestions for improvements to this project and assisting with evaluations. The hub opens three days a week 10am-2pm. The days can vary according to when volunteers are available to assist. The hub is a room with a large table set-up in the middle with laptops and tablets. These need to be checked for updates and cleaned of any extraneous content from time to time. There is also a printer. Members drop in to use the hub for learning and to improve their computer literacy to equip them with the skills they need to enter the workforce. Examples include: Resumés, improve English language skills, job searches, job applications, online courses, online theory driving tests, visa/citizenship support. Everyone is asked to fill in an assessment form on their first use. In June/July we will be carrying out the final assessments to measure their improvement in digital literacy. The intern will keep the pens, evaluation forms, etc. stocked up. They will also check that the cables do not become a tripping hazard. Masks are currently encouraged. The hub is managed by the Peel Multicultural Committee, primarily President Virginia Pitts and Treasurer Saldy Dy. Virginia's office is in the adjacent room. Across the corridor is the refectory. (Help yourself to drinks and snacks.) The office is located a short walk from the Mandurah CBD.

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Project Intern, Land Conservation (threatened communities and species)

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council — Winter (June - July)

The role will involve working closely with PHCC Land Conservation Program staff that are implementing projects on Banksia and Eucalypt Woodland Threatened Ecological communities, threatened species including Black cockatoos, chuditch and numbats. The role will involve assisting with multiple diverse short term projects that contribute to broader PHCC programs. Activities will include supporting the development of restoration guides, report writing, supporting vegetation surveys, threatened species and communities mapping and surveys and the option of assisting with onground works such as revegetation throughout the catchment. The majority of the role will be interacting with PHCC staff who will guide and support all activities, with occasional involvement with private landholders and other project partners such as the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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Community Engagement Intern: Activity Development and Coordination

Pingelly Community Resource Centre on behalf of Pingelly Somerset Alliance Inc. — Winter (June - July)

A virtual village (The Village), being established for Pingelly, Wickepin, Cuballing and Wandering to support people to stay living at home as they age, will have no walls, fences or special buildings but will be connected by members supporting one another, a concierge service and technology. Belonging to The village will be like living in a lifestyle village without having to move with minimal membership costs. The concierge service is like those in large hotels – welcoming, enthusiastic and helpful whilst coordinating Village activities or connecting members to those in the community. The Village Concierge team will facilitate a range of other member services such as a buddy and volunteer system, a resource centre for information and support, security and peace of mind for members as they age. The activities and events program is designed to maintain a healthy body, active mind and community connection. Ensuring older people are not lonely, isolated or worried about coping as they age at home in a small rural community is the main objective. The Activities Development and Coordination Intern will work directly with The Village Executive, Activity Sub-Committee and Concierge Team to initiate and facilitate an activities and events program for members. The committee works closely with stakeholders from federal, state and local governments, healthcare, aged care and community services. The UWA SAGE Living Lab is supporting this 'social ageing' project.

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Marketing and Communications intern: Community Skills Audit

Pingelly Community Resource Centre on behalf of Pingelly Somerset Alliance Inc. — Winter (June - July)

The Pingelly Somerset Alliance Inc (PSA) is progressing a plan called Staying in Place to enable older people to stay living at home in their own community as they age. The plan includes: • Ensuring local people can access their choice of local accommodation including respite, palliative care and dementia accommodation options. • Access to all current state and commonwealth funded services to help people in small rural towns to stay living at home as they age. Sometimes these need a place-based solution. • Establishing a virtual village – with all the benefits of living in a lifestyle village with a concierge without leaving your home. • Building community awareness, knowledge and understanding of how best to support older people living in the community until end of life whilst also growing a local workforce to provide the support and care services needed. • Using leading edge global solutions and validating the work we do. The PSA requires the intern to assist design, implement and analyse an audit of local skills, assets and potential manpower to build the local workforce. The audit will also serve as a marketing tool to encourage people to participate in the Staying in Place plan. The intern will work with the concierge team, project officer and the PSA Management Committee. The project is closely aligned with stakeholders from federal, state and local governments, healthcare, aged care and community services. The UWA is supporting this 'social ageing' project.

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Youth Program Intern: Trail Blazers Mentors

Regional Development Australia Peel Inc. — Winter (June - July)

Peel Bright Minds is seeking an intern to fill the role of Mentor on ‘Trails Blazers’, a STEM mentorship program commencing July 2022. Trail Blazers is a six-month mentorship program designed to provide 32 regional teenagers (often from disadvantaged backgrounds) with the mindset, tools, and support to pursue a career in STEM. Over the course of a five-night residential camp, participants experience a range of STEM-inspired activities that enable them to develop their confidence, identify their strengths, make new friends, and expand their comfort zone. Following the camp, participants have the option to stay involved through social meet-ups and occasional STEM-related activities. Mentors are a key part of this project, and a large determining factor for success. Mentors guide participants, lead a small group, facilitate activities/challenges and assist with the camp delivery. The Mentor role is intensive, and the McCusker hundred-hour goal is expected to be reached within just a couple of weeks. An intern must be able to provide availability for 7 consecutive days (approximately 80 hours) at the live-in camp between 11-16 July 2022. The remaining hours will dedicated to preparing for the camp. All expenses will be funded including accommodation, food, activities, stationery, merch, and any documentation such as a working with children card etc.

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Marketing and Communications Intern

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) — Winter (June - July)

This role will focus on supporting graphic design and marketing functions at Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ), working closely with our Graphic Designer, Marketing Manager, and social media team. They will engage with staff from across the organisation, including clinic, counselling and disability support teams, to support promotion of projects, and development of accompanying resources.

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Research Leader: Seniors Social Isolation Project

Share and Care Community Services — Winter (June - July)

The Intern will be visiting our seniors across the aged care sector and Mental Health services to find out their thoughts on their social isolation, from there they will develop some innovative programs that would address those needs.

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Research Intern, Justice Reinvestment Service & Data Mapping

Social Reinvestment WA — Winter (June - July)

Social Reinvestment WA (SRWA) is an Aboriginal-led coalition of 28 non-profit organisations, who have a new vision for an effective and connected approach to justice in Western Australia. We advocate for Social Reinvestment policies prioritising healthy families, smart justice, and safe communities for all Western Australians; stopping the causes of crime before they're committed, and ultimately closing the gap and ending the over-representation of Aboriginal people in custody. As part of this mission, SRWA plays the role of a peak body for Justice Reinvestment (JR) throughout WA. Our (very small) Justice Reinvestment Team supports local communities as they explore, establish and implement justice reinvestment initiatives, providing thematic and technical expertise, tools, workshops and ongoing support. This role in our JR Team will undertake research to support the implementation of an advocacy for JR throughout WA. You will work alongside our Justice Reinvestment Development Officer to conduct service mapping in potential Perth Metro JR Sites, and to develop a WA-wide template to monitor relevant data releases related to justice, Aboriginal incarceration, crime, and various social issues at the root of offending. You'll have the opportunity to connect with a wide range of community service organisations in our coalition, and build your understanding of advocacy, community development, and justice reinvestment in practice.

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Evaluation Intern, Outcomes & Impact Measurement Project

Solaris Cancer Care — Winter (June - July)

Solaris Cancer care is implementing projects to deliver the Strategic Plan that was approved a few months ago. We want to implement a client engagement system that measures client engagement and outcomes and allows us to assess the overall impact of the work that we do. The Project Intern will assist the project team to identify and explore the IT systems that will support us to achieve this aim efficiently. They will also assist the team to assess the relative merits of validated data collection tools that may align with our aims. The Project Intern will be supervised by the CEO who is leading this project.

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Project Intern, Core Services

Solaris Cancer Care — Winter (June - July)

Solaris Cancer Care has recently endorsed a Strategic Plan. One of the consequent projects is determining what our core services are. A project team has been created for this project with a number of service delivery staff involved. A project plan has been agreed that includes reviewing the data on existing services, consulting current clients, reviewing literature, and deciding which services should be the core service delivery at every Solaris centre. This project will take most of 2022 to complete. A McCusker Centre intern has assisted in Semester 1 with the literature review, which has been very helpful. This winter internship would mainly assist in the delivery and analysis of a survey with current clients. This builds on the work that we have been doing. The project intern will work with the direction and support of the CEO and the project leader.

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Data Analyst Intern

South Perth Learning Centre — Winter (June - July)

The South Perth Learning Centre provides leisure courses (languages, arts & crafts, mahjong etc.) to around 500 local senior citizens, with a mailing list of around 1500 people. We would like to invite a data analyst intern to help us extract the most value from our student & contacts data to expand our reach and better communicate with and provide for our members. We are currently using simple Pandas scripts to move data amongst our systems (ClassManager for enrolment, MYOB for accounting, MailChimp for mailing list), but would like to streamline these processes. As a non-profit, we have access to complimentary Google Workspace, so we would also like to explore the possibility of using Google Data Studio to obtain similar insights to those achievable through popular paid visualisation systems such as Tableau & MS Power BI.

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Project intern, A Sustainable School Community

South Thornlie Primary School — Winter (June - July)

Project Idea - A Sustainable School Community Currently our school has some school sustainable practices in place. We are a water wise school and we collect for recycling cans and drink containers. Our Aim We would like our students and their families to have a greater understanding of the importance of sustainability in terms of carbon footprint and ecologically sound sustainable practices and that these practices are reflected in school practices and supported by our students’ families at home. Key Role for Internship To research sustainable practices suitable for a school environment, develop and implement a variety of sustainable strategies inclusive of a school community garden.

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Project Intern: Grant Writing and Event Coordination

Spectrum Space — Winter (June - July)

The internship involves researching and applying for grants to help deliver a Mental Health Week event as well as researching mental wellness resources for staff and volunteers. The intern will be involved in developing the event content and research how to best deliver it. Intern reports directly to CEO and also works with the rest of our small team in the office.

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Marketing and Communications Intern

St Patrick's Community Support Centre — Winter (June - July)

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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Physical Activity Project Intern

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

Scaled-up physical activity programs are urgently needed to support those who care for young children, as only one in three Australian children aged 2 to 5 achieve the recommended level of three hours of daily physical activity. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are a key setting to intervene to increase physical activity. The Cancer Council, National Heart Foundation, Goodstart Australia, Nature Play Australia, the Australian Childcare Alliance, Minderoo Foundation-Collaboration for Kids, Department of Health and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries are working together to scale-up the delivery of an evidence-based policy for improving physical activity and movement in children attending care. The Play Active program was launched 1 December 2020 by the Hon Minister Simone McGurk. In 2021, Play Active was trialled in a randomised controlled trial with 80 ECEC services, results are emerging. In 2022, Play Active will be made available to every ECEC service in Western Australia as part of a large-scale roll-out of the program. The intern will be supporting the Senior Research Officer who is leading this roll-out during 2022. The intern will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, including health promotion practitioners and researchers. The intern will have the opportunity to work with some of the partner agencies on the Play Active program to help disseminate the program.

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Research Intern - Food Atlas

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

The surrounding food environment can play an important role in determining what people eat and subsequent health outcomes. This project will comprehensively map, measure and monitor food access and availability across Western Australia to create a Food Atlas. The Food Atlas will spatially visualise the location, type and mix of all food businesses, identifying the people and places with limited access to healthy food and/or an overabundance of unhealthy food. This level of evidence will be used by State and Local Governments to inform food and nutrition policy and surveillance, support planning decisions and future policy direction to create equitable, health-promoting communities that foster healthy eating. We are seeking a highly motivated intern to help carry out data entry and classification of food businesses, and contribute towards the development of the Food Atlas. The successful intern will work closely with other students and members of the project team. This internship would suit someone interested in spatial data, and the connections between the food environment and health.

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Research Intern - Infant Sleep Project

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

Self-regulatory difficulties in infants (difficulty soothing and sleeping) tells us that the infant may be at risk of developing a range of physical and mental health difficulties in later life. Self-regulatory difficulties create stress and confusion in families, who may struggle to calm their child and engage with them in a positive way. In this project we want to gain insight into these difficulties and understand how we might prevent them from pregnancy onward. Together, we believe this will help us find new ways of protecting neonatal and infant mental health and optimising developmental trajectories from the earliest possible point. We have conducted interviews with parents of children aged 0-3 and are now at the point of transcribing and analysing data. The intern will help with transcription, analysis and reporting.

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Research Intern - Transition to Parenthood

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

The aim of this project is to understand the social, cultural and individual processes that support the transition to parenthood for first-time parents. We are interested in exploring how expectant and new parents experience and understand the process of becoming parents, and the factors which help or hinder them in making this transition. Findings from this project will allow us to improve existing antenatal or early parenting interventions and supports. To achieve our aims, we will synthesise the relevant literature and conduct interviews and/or focus groups with expectant and new parents of a range of cultural backgrounds, to explore their experiences of the process of becoming a parent. The research intern will support the literature review process and also work with the project lead to transcribe interviews.

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Research Intern 1, Literature Review: Supportive interventions available for parents of an infant recently diagnosed with a rare genetically-caused disorder

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

Rare genetic conditions can be diagnosed as early as the first few months of life. At the time of their child’s diagnosis, parents can feel many complex emotions including stress, a sense of separation from their child and sometimes limited emotional processing. As such, parents of a child with a genetic disability are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety-related illnesses, whereby mental health difficulties can result in impairments in the quality of parent-infant interactions and infant attachment. Our goal is to support parent wellbeing and parenting attachment of parents of an infant recently diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. The Child Disability team at Telethon Kids Institute are seeking two highly motivated interns to begin this research journey with us and help identify available interventions and programs in the literature that aim to support parents of a child recently diagnosed with a genetic disorder. The interns should have an interest in genetic disorders and/or mental health. The successful McCusker Interns will work under the supervision and guidance of Child Disability team members to complete a literature review which will be submitted for peer-reviewed publication. This literature review is an important step which will help inform future grant planning. The interns will also have an opportunity to work on other research projects the Child Disability team are undertaking.

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Research Intern 2, Literature Review: Supportive interventions available for parents of an infant recently diagnosed with a rare genetically-caused disorder

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

Rare genetic conditions can be diagnosed as early as the first few months of life. At the time of their child’s diagnosis, parents can feel many complex emotions including stress, a sense of separation from their child and sometimes limited emotional processing. As such, parents of a child with a genetic disability are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety-related illnesses, whereby mental health difficulties can result in impairments in the quality of parent-infant interactions and infant attachment. Our goal is to support parent wellbeing and parenting attachment of parents of an infant recently diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. The Child Disability team at Telethon Kids Institute are seeking two highly motivated interns to begin this research journey with us and help identify available interventions and programs in the literature that aim to support parents of a child recently diagnosed with a genetic disorder. The interns should have an interest in genetic disorders and/or mental health. The successful McCusker Interns will work under the supervision and guidance of Child Disability team members to complete a literature review which will be submitted for peer-reviewed publication. This literature review is an important step which will help inform future grant planning. The interns will also have an opportunity to work on other research projects the Child Disability team are undertaking.

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Research Intern, Designing school environments to prevent bullying and improve mental health

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

Peer bullying and aggression are key contributors to mental illness among children, contributing to loneliness, distress, and poor academic performance. Although a number of school-based prevention and intervention approaches to prevent bullying have been developed internationally, many of these cease to be effective after Year 9, with some programs inadvertently increasing bullying behaviour. New approaches to prevent bullying are needed. Interventions that address the school built or physical environment may be effective in reducing bullying and improving students’ mental health and wellbeing. We are seeking an intern with an interest in the school built environment and social and emotional wellbeing. The successful intern will assist Dr Jacinta Francis in delivering the Building Out Bullying Project, a program of research that aims to generate policy-relevant evidence, system-level guidelines, and school-based interventions to improve the bullying behaviour and mental health of children attending primary and secondary school in Western Australia. The intern will be part of the School and Communities Team, within the Health Promotion and Education program at the Telethon Kids Institute. They will provide research assistance across a range of projects designed to improve students social and emotional wellbeing. Topics include, but are not limited to, sensory rooms, school culture and school environment audit tools.

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Research Intern: Mapping Early Years Services

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

The intern will be supporting a new project in the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health team at Telethon Kids Institute. For this project, we are mapping statewide parenting and early child development services to inform the development of a digital tool. The role will involve desktop searches, contacting service providers and helping to develop a database. The intern will also have an opportunity to contribute to other projects in the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health team if they wish.

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Research Intern: Rett syndrome physical activity subsite development

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

The research intern will help to set up a new subpage for families of children and adults with Rett syndrome on physical activity in Rett. It will sit within our existing Rett syndrome webpage (https://rett.telethonkids.org.au/). Rett syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects almost exclusively girls. The disorder impairs these children's communication, hand movements, behaviour, and mobility. About half of these girls learn to walk, and a third walk independently (without assistance). So meeting the World Health Organization guidelines for physical activity is a big challenge for these girls and their families. We have recently completed an international multi-centre randomized controlled trial evaluating ways of increasing physical activity in children, adolescents, and adults with Rett syndrome. The website will report the research in family-friendly language, give background about Rett and physical activity, provide practical strategies for families on how to become more active, and include a section on caring for caregivers. The research intern will work with our international research team and our Telethon Kids Institute digital website team and graphics designer to develop this subpage. The work will involve summarizing research literature simply and clearly in plain, simple English; contributing ideas about presentation and layout of the information; reviewing graphics design options; and liaising with the teams involved in this work.

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Research intern: Qualitative data transcription and data analysis support

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) — Winter (June - July)

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 nurturing start to life can optimise a child’s developmental trajectory and support them to reach their full potential, a poor start can undermine their health, development and learning and have negative life-long consequences. 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 the Minderoo Foundation), with Telethon Kids Institute engaged as the EYI’s Evidence Partner to conduct an external evaluation. This intern will act as a Research Assistant working with the evaluation team: supporting the evaluation team with the transcription of interviews: supporting qualitative data analysis; and other tasks associated with data collection, data management and report writing.

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Perth

Project intern, Community Safety

Town of Mosman Park — Winter (June - July)

You will work closely with the Community Enrichment Team work on Community Safety project including reviewing the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan in accordance with the host organisation’s needs.

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Perth

Project intern, Cultural Heritage

Town of Mosman Park — Winter (June - July)

You will work closely with the Community Enrichment Team work on Cultural Heritage project including in accordance with the host organisation’s needs.

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Perth

Youth Program Intern

Town of Mosman Park — Winter (June - July)

Working closely with young leaders from the Mosman Park Community and the Town's Community Enrichment Team on youth engagement projects.

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Perth

Project Intern

UWA Girls in Engineering — Winter (June - July)

The internship will support the day to day operations of the UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach team, predominantly in event support and small project work. The team is based on the UWA Crawley Campus, Student Central level one (close to the Ref). About the team: The UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program inspires female students to take advantage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and the career pathways available in this area. Under the program, current UWA students and industry partners volunteer their time in schools around Perth to talk to Years 7–12 students about exciting engineering career options. Through a range of discipline-specific challenges, including environmental, mining and biomedical activities, students work collaboratively in teams to solve complex problems. The GiE program hosts on-campus Discovery Days to showcase a circuit of engineering activities hosted by academics and student societies. Keynote speakers and alumni share their stories and demonstrate the social impact engineering has in improving our world. Along with our foundational partner, Rio Tinto, we recognise that the gender imbalance in STEM fields should be addressed from an early age. With less than 15 per cent of women in the Australian engineering workforce, we are working on breaking gender stereotypes, demystifying fields of study and working to create the engineers of the future.

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Perth

Event Intern, Aspire Options

UWA Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education — Winter (June - July)

The intern will work closely with the Aspire team and more broadly the Student Equity team to facilitate an "options" event aimed at year 11 students from across the 70+ Aspire partner schools. This event is delivered on-campus, in-person at UWA, with industry partners also invited where appropriate to participate in the event (eg. via a panel/speed networking etc.) Your role is to assist in the successful delivery of the event, which aligns with the program's aims to build capacity and spark student interest in opportunities they may not yet realise university can offer. You will be helping to ensure that participating students get the most benefit from and engagement in the program possible. It combines event management skills with social empathy and awareness and some evaluation skills post-event. Your role will assist in the pre-planning stages, delivery of the event and post-event evaluation conducted immediately after the event is held. You'll collate RSVP's into spreadsheets and other event planning templates, finalising key information and communications to participants. You will assist in the preparation of event materials - including creating an opening PowerPoint, event promotional materials and other items needed for the professional running of the event. You'll evaluate the feedback data received and provide a short evaluation report combining feedback from the event and assessment of the event, including where improvement for future events could be made.

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Perth

Communications and Events Intern

United Way WA — Winter (June - July)

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

Equity Project Intern

WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS) — Winter (June - July)

This is an exciting opportunity to assist in the launching of a new initiative, The Equity Project. The Equity Project is a collaboration between a number of organisations and is seeking to address issues of equity in Western Australian society. The project will have a number of key workstreams, including research, policy development, advocacy, community mobilisation and communications.

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Perth

Fundraising Intern, Conference Sponsor

WA Council of State School Organisations — Winter (June - July)

WACSSO's vision is that every student in Western Australia has access to the best education possible. WACSSO holds an annual conference for its members: P&C volunteers from across Western Australia, who come together to connect to network, get fresh ideas to improve public school education in WA, they listen to engaging speakers, hear the latest educational research, access government decision makers, participate in informative workshops, meet WACSSO staff/State Council and gain access to conference sponsors. https://www.wacsso.wa.edu.au/events/wacsso-conference/ Sponsors are often vendors who can supply goods and services to schools/P&Cs (from insurance, photography, food products for canteens, stationery, the latest play equipment, and fundraising items). Securing major sponsors is imperative for the financial sustainability of the conference, and ensuring those sponsors are appropriate and deliver value to our attendees is equally important. The main goal of the role is to secure a $10,000 app sponsor for our Conference, however there are a number of sponsorship options the team aims to achieve ($20k Platinum, $15k Gold, $4k Silver, and $10k Sundowner) and we would be delighted if our intern secured, or contributed to the securing of, any such sponsor.

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Perth

IT and Data Systems Intern, SharePoint Developer

Wanslea Family Services — Winter (June - July)

Working with the Quality Department, this role will be to assist various program areas in the move across to the new Intranet - SharePoint.

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Perth

Policies and Procedures Intern 2, Policy Alignment

Wanslea Family Services — Winter (June - July)

Working with the organisation's leaders to develop a framework to align and simplify the entire suite of policies and procedures to ensure quality outcomes, including compliance with all regulatory, legislative and contractual obligations. The role will be part of the Quality Team and will be supported by the Quality and Compliance Manager.

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Perth

Project Intern, Quality Management Framework

Wanslea Family Services — Winter (June - July)

Assist the Quality and Compliance Manager to review, create and improve current systems to support the Quality Management Framework.

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Perth

Project intern: Donesafe Data Capture

Wanslea Family Services — Winter (June - July)

This role is a follow on from a current intern's Project. The new Intern will be required to source older incident and feedback data contained in spreadsheets and on paper-based Incident Forms, and transfer that into the new Donesafe web-based Database, so that we can run accurate reports.

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Perth

Social Media and Communications Intern

Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service WA — Winter (June - July)

The Social Media and Communications Intern will assist with the development of a social media and communications strategy for the service in collaboration with our legal staff. They will drive the implementation of that communications strategy and develop materials for the service's social media accounts and website content. The intern will provide assistance in a review of the existing electronic (fact sheets) and service promotion materials to better engage with the community we service. There will be opportunity for the production of fact sheets and videos on legal topics to engage with a range of audiences. Experience in Canva and video editing is a must. The applicant must have excellent communication skills for this to be successful.

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Perth

Project Intern: Legislative Council Ballot Paper

Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) — Winter (June - July)

The Electoral Equality Bill was passed through Parliament late last year and has necessitated a dramatically revised Legislative Assembly ballot paper for Whole of State. We have interpreted the new legislation and drafted alternative possible options, but we may see a ballot paper with details printed on both sides of the paper. This has not occurred in any Australian electoral jurisdiction before and would need significant elector education should it eventuate. The role description for an intern would be to review the draft instructional text for electors on the ballot paper and organise a focus group to inform our final decision on layout and instructional text to best assist all Western Australian electors voting in the March 2025 State General Election. The Commission feels that such community engagement is essential in informing our final decision on instructional text, so that as many Western Australians electors as possible correctly complete their ballot papers to maximise the democratic franchise. Further, the intern would assist by preparing materials to educate electors on how to use the new ballot paper (as well as a general education piece on the changes to upper house voting as a result of the Electoral Equality Bill).

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Perth

Researching the benefits of specialist FDV service provision

Women's Health and Family Services — Winter (June - July)

At WHFS we want to ensure that women who access our services receive the best possible care, and we meet the needs of each woman through evidenced based and leading best-practice approaches. Our service model is to provide specialist services based on research, identified gaps in the sector and evidenced through demand. An ongoing challenge, however, is that funding for family and domestic violence services has not met the demand and growth of this service sector. The intern role will be based within the Family & Domestic Violence Service at Womens Health & Family Services. The project will be to research and provide uptodate material that identifies the impact and benefits of specialist FDV services to victim survivors including Co-ordinated Response Service (CRS), specialist multicultural advocacy services and career and employment services from short, medium and long term perspectives. The outcome of the research will ensure WHFS FDV services is providing programs that have a significant impact on the wellbeing and safety of women and children at risk of harm from family and domestic violence. We also hope to explore a broader view of career services by examining FDV and the workplace. Nearly half of those experiencing FDV share with a Manager. The project will involve research into FDV as a workplace productivity issue, understanding the current legislation and what support and training is currently available for businesses - presented as a learning tool for staff.

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Perth

Project Intern - Operations

Yogazeit — Winter (June - July)

The role of the Support Intern will be working in the Fremantle office alongside the CEO, projects lead and other supporting staff working on a range of administrative and project management tasks to ensure the smooth operations of a small not for profit organisation.

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Youth Worker Intern

Youth Involvement Council — Winter (June - July)

YIC is seeking someone passionate about empowering at risk young people and supporting their families and community. The intern will join youth workers to support the delivery of activities to children and youth aged 5-25. YIC programs are aimed at building trusting relationships and addressing life challenges. YIC work with over 400 children/young people each year. This is an extremely rewarding role but can be very confronting at times so the team meet regularly to support one other.

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