The McCusker Centre for Citizenship is working with the Peel Development Commission to offer students more internships in Peel’s not-for-profit, government and non-government organisations.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship partners with more than 300 not-for-profit, community, government and non-government organisations to provide a structured and quality internship program for UWA students. In 2020, the Program reached a milestone of completing 1000 internships, contributing more than 133,000 hours’ service to the community.

Projects have ranged from social impact analysis and research projects to data modelling and 3D imaging.

Many NGO/NFP and public sector agencies are already involved in the program, including Anglicare, Community Arts Network, RUAH, St Patricks, Mission Australia, Peel Bright Minds, Perth Festival, just to name a few. Feedback on the program is overwhelmingly positive with 97% of interns and supervisors agreeing they would recommend the program to others.

Through this award-winning internship program, students can engage in active citizenship by making a difference and contributing to the complex social issues in our community. Internships are for a minimum of 100 hours, and can be completed in any teaching period (Summer, Winter, Semester 1 or Semester 2).

Students can receive academic credit towards their undergraduate and postgraduate studies on completion of their internship. Students are accepted and matched based on the quality of their application, current CV, experience, and the internship opportunities available.

This webinar was a chance for Peel government agencies, NFPs and NGOs to find out more about the program and how to get involved as a host of internships in the future and can be viewed below.