Apply for an Internship

Internship Program

Are you interested in a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship? Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply!

Please complete the application form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.

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1. Please enter your contact information
2. What is your course of study?
3. Have you applied for a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
4. Have you completed a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
5. I am undertaking this internship for academic credit
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
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6. Please indicate your Allocated Course Advice Office (you can find this on the welcome page of your student connect)
7. All applicants must submit a faculty approval form regardless of whether you are seeking academic credit. Have you sent your faculty approval form to your Allocated Course Advice Office?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No

They will email us directly with your approved form and copy you into the email.

Click here to download the faculty approval form

8. Describe your experience in engaging in your communities and social issues more broadly. (e.g. Have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before?)
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9. What do you think you can bring and contribute to these organisations and their projects?
10. Which of the following areas are of most interest to you?
Choose first area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose second area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose third area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
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11. Which of the following community areas most interests you?
Choose first community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose second community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose third community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
12. What does being an active citizen mean for you?
13. Where did you hear about the McCusker Centre for Citizenship?
Choose an option
Careerhub
McCusker Centre Facebook page
UWA Students Facebook page
Digital screens
Student email
Faculty staff/office
UWA website
Word of mouth
Other
14. Most of our internships take place locally, however a few are available regionally and interstate. Are you able to travel for an internship?
Choose an option
Yes - Regionally
Yes - Interstate
Yes - Both
No - Perth only
15. Upload your CV (accepted formats are pdf, doc and docx). You cannot progress your application until you upload your resume.
16. Do you have a valid Working with Children Check?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
17. Do you have a valid Police Clearance?
Choose Yes/No
Yes, I have a valid one
No, but I understand it is my responsibility to apply for one
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About the Program

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers structured, quality internships with not for profit, community and government organisations locally, regionally and globally.

Internships are open to all currently enrolled UWA students - undergraduate and postgraduate.

You will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.


Successful undergraduate and postgraduate applicants may earn academic credit towards their degree when completing an internship.

Undergraduate - SVLG1002. Postgraduate - SVLG5001 (6 points) Postgraduate - SVLG5002 (12 points)

*Please note, your faculty must approve your enrolment.

Please check with your course allocated office for further information.

For more information about the internships, please check askUWA.


SEE WHAT OUR INTERNS HAD TO SAY

You can listen to more of what our interns had to say here.


ARE YOU AN ORGANISATION?

If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program, please click here for more information.


How to Apply

Students will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.

  1. View the list of internships on offer below

  2. Review your study plan to ensure that you can undertake an internship as part of your course

  3. Seek approval from your Faculty Student Office via the form below which will be completed and emailed to you and the McCusker Centre by your student experience team.

  4. Complete the online application form above (please use your student email address when applying)

  5. Organisations often require you to have a working with children check and a police check. If you are interested in working with children or youth, it is therefore advisable to obtain these checks before you undertake your internship

Click here to download the faculty approval form (submit to your faculty office for approval)

Winter 2018 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Winter internship opportunities will be published on our website in April. These opportunities are to be undertaken between June and August 2018.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Winter Internship Applications - Closed
  • Internship Information Session (Winter AND Semester 2) - 12pm, 7 May 2018 at Love House
  • Winter Internships Application Deadline - 14 May 2018
  • Induction Session - 5 June 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 7 June 2018

Semester 2 2018 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Semester 2 internship opportunities will be published on our website in late May when Winter Applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between August and November 2018.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Semester 2 Internship Applications Open - 21 May 2018
  • Internship Information Session (Winter AND Semester 2) - 12pm, 7 May 2018 at Love House
  • Semester 2 Internships Application Deadline - 2 July 2018
  • Induction Session - 26 July 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 2 August 2018

Summer 2018/2019 - Application Guidline & Timelines

Summer internship opportunities will be published on our website from late August when Semester One Applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between late November 2018 and late February 2019.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Summer Internship Applications Open - 10 September 2018
  • Internship Information Session - 1pm, 9 October 2018, at Love House
  • Summer Internships Application Deadline - 26 October 2018
  • Induction Session - 20 November 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 22 November 2018

Please do not contact organisations directly regarding individual internships.

If you have any questions about the internship program, please check askUWA,here, or get in touch with us via email: info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.



Internship Opportunities

All organisations 
Save the Children - Youth Partnership Project (YPP) Intern

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. Its Youth Partnership Project is a place-based collective impact initiative that brings diverse government agencies, NGOs and community together to develop a better youth justice early intervention system. An intern is required to assist the YPP with the development of a shared management system to obtain real-time data across government departments, community services and young participants.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION West Perth
Centre for Social Impact - Marketing and Events Intern

The Centre for Social Impact UWA is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires and mobilises change makers. The Marketing & Events Intern will be responsible for external communications and marketing as well as to the effective running of events for the Social Impact Festival and supporting the CSI team

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Crawley
Ngala - Marketing and Communications Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will collaborate with the Data and Marketing teams to identify suitable data to convert into infographics which can be used for reporting and promotion purposes to demonstrate both service effectiveness and impact.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kensington
Public Health Advocacy Institute WA - Project Intern

Public Health Advocacy Institute WA promotes, develops and supports public health advocacy in Western Australia. It aims to raise the public profile and understanding of public health, develop local networks and create a statewide umbrella organisation capable of influencing public health policy and political agendas. This role will assist the PHAIWA staff to identify how best to progress a working relationship with CAN (Community Arts Network) to identify local Noongar champions and projects that may be showcased in the inaugural digital WA Indigenous Storybook.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Bentley
Ngala - Evaluation Project Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will collaborate with the Ngala research team to develop a proposal which will outline the evaluation project for follow up of the 51 participants who have undertaken the Platforms training in Western Australia.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kensington
Ed Connect Australia - Business Improvement Intern

Ed Connect Australia prepare and connect intergenerational volunteers with disadvantaged or at risk young people for education success and wellbeing. This role will review the current EdConnect process manual which outlines the management of volunteers and schools participating in EdConnect programs with a view of improving the current service model.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Maylands
Social Reinvestment WA - Media & Communications intern

Social Reinvestment WA's mission is to end the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody in Western Australia. SRWA’s core principles include healthy families, safe communities and smart justice. SRWA is looking for a Media and Communications intern to manage its social media portfolio, develop and share relevant news stories, assist with press releases, and learn how to use the online graphic design tool CANVA. The role would be well suited to a Communications, English, and/or Political Science student.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
Street Law Centre - Research Intern

Street Law Centre's mission is to provide free, specialist legal services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. It also provides community legal education for people who are homeless, at risk and community sector workers. This role will help Street Law with future planning of service delivery by developing a research paper on the best practice service-delivery models for legal advice for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION East Perth
Watch this space

More Semester 2 Internship Opportunities Coming Soon...

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth - Regional and Local
Ngala - Data and Evaluation Project Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will conduct an audit of data currently collected by the Ngala Reflective Practice Supervision program (RPS). It will work with the Research Unit to review and improve data collection and reporting by the RPS program.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Kensington
Ombudsman Western Australia - Project Intern

Ombudsman WA serves Parliament and Western Australians by investigating complaints about State Government agencies; reviewing certain child deaths and family and domestic violence fatalities; improving public administration and performing other statutory functions.

This intern will plan and undertake a project to map and analyse early intervention responses to children experiencing family and domestic violence.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Perth
A Maze of Story Incorporated - Communications Intern

A Maze of Story is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a program of creative writing for children aged between 8-12 years and prides itself in assisting primary school students, that may be disengaged or struggling with school work, to be more confident in their ability and to strive to extend themselves. This role will post information and stories relevant to our audience demographics, maintaining interest in the organisation and boosting engagement. Volunteers are the core of our organization, and the most important volunteers, are our Volunteer Tutors.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION Ashfield
Community Legal Centres Association of WA - Policy Research Intern

Community Legal Centres Association of WA Inc are not for profit, community-based organisations that provide free legal advice, casework and information and a range of community development services to their local or special interest communities. These roles will develop a set of best practice policy and procedures for CLCs that comply with the National Accreditation Scheme (NAS) and promote quality assurance and continuous improvement in the organisation and among board members, staff and volunteers.

2 roles available.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Click here
LOCATION East Perth
Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
CEO
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."