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Pollinate Student Fellowship

Are you passionate about international development and social enterprise and want to earn credit towards your degree?

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship has partnered with Pollinate Energy to offer this global opportunity to participate in their Student Fellowship Program in India.

The opportunity is:

  • Available to one student in Summer 2018/2019 (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • For 4 weeks over the Summer Break (November/December 2018)
  • Eligible for funding support from the McCusker Centre for Citizenship and UWA

The successful applicant will:

Actively contribute to projects that make a difference to the lives of local families and communities through sustainable business models and environmental solutions to real-world problems.

Applications are now closed for 2018.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter outlining your interest in the Pollinate student fellowship and an up-to-date CV to info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au

Global Citizen New York

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship in partnership with Global Citizen is offering the opportunity for two students to undertake an internship with Global Citizen in New York in mid 2019.

This is your opportunity to intern with one of the world’s biggest policy and advocacy organisations and movements that aims to eradicate poverty by 2030, while also earning academic credit.

We are looking for:

Two passionate and professional individuals to join the Global Policy and Advocacy team at Global Citizen for a three month internship in New York.

This is an exciting position and will provide the successful candidates with an extraordinary experience to put into practice what they have been studying as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Each internship comes with a travel bursary of up to $5,000 per internship to help cover student costs. Global Citizen also provide a US$200 stipend per month to assist with transport and food costs.

Applications will open in 2019.

Global Citizenship Exchange

Do you want to explore active citizenship on a global scale and gain credit towards your qualification?

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship has partnered with Durham University (UK) and The University of Otago (New Zealand) to offer this global opportunity to undertake a Global Citizenship Exchange.

This opportunity is:

  • Open to both undergraduate and post graduate students
  • Shorter than average international exchange programs, running from 4 to 12 weeks commencing from the Summer Break (November 2018 to February 2019)
  • Eligible for travel bursaries of up to $2,000 and accommodation will be provided by the host university.

The successful applicant will:

Undertake an internship and participate in other projects and activities of the host centres. Read about last year's student Nic Mattock's experience here.

Applications are now closed for 2018.

How to Apply

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."

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 ..."

Ross Wortham
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.”