Internships at UWA

Set yourself apart with an internship as part of your UWA experience

Enhance your UWA experience through an internship

At UWA, you’ll not only study towards a degree but have the opportunity to gain valuable experience towards your future career

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Build networks

Gain industry connections and broaden your professional networks.

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Recognise your career path

Explore your career path early and gain firsthand knowledge about your field.

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For-credit internships

Be awarded academic credit for your internships or practicums as part of your degree.

You can also gain academic credit for internships while making a difference in our communities.

Community engagement

Be awarded academic credit for McCusker Centre for Citizenship internships with community, not-for profit and government organisations

Civic responsibility

Be awarded academic credit for McCusker Centre for Citizenship internships with community, not-for profit and government organisations

Hear from students

Julie Koch

Alexandra Hall

Lauren James

Tyson McEwan

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Maryam Shariatmadari

Explore your options

Discover the units and practicums you can apply for in your study area and gain academic credit.

Arts, Business, Law and Education (ABLE)

Students within the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education (ABLE) can gain academic credit by taking an internship as part of their degree. Undergraduates can enrol in Professional Experience Practicum (WILG2201), while postgraduates can enrol in Professional Development Practicum A, B or C (WILG5001, WILG5002 or WILG5003).

Eligibility for enrolment in this program is assessed based on whether you meet the unit pre-requisites as listed in the UWA Handbook. If you have any questions about whether this unit fits into your study plan, please contact your Student Advising Office.

Begin your journey

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Expression of interest (EOI)

Visit the ‘Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Practicum Units’ Workflow on CareerHub to submit your EOI: https://uwa.careerhub.com.au/students/workflows/detail/30

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UWA Pre-placement Program

Complete the Pre-placement Program in LMS to prepare for your internship.

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Information session

Book into an information session on your CareerHub workflow to learn about the expectations and requirements of your unit and internship.

Careers Centre workshop

Book in for the Careers Centre Employability Workshops/Employ101 online modules on CareerHub.

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Apply for internship

Search Internships in your CareerHub Marketplace and apply through your Internship opportunities for advertised placements. If you already have a self-sourced placement, ensure it is approved by the Placement Officer.

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Host-student meeting

Initiate a meeting with your potential host organisation to discuss your internship.

Confirmation of internship

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Official enrolment into WILG2201/5001

Assessment

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Assessment tasks

Congratulations!

Resources to help you succeed

Access these resources to prepare for your internship journey and gain a head start

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Engineering

If you are enrolled in the Master of Professional Engineering or intend to enrol in the Master of Professional Engineering on completion of your Bachelor of Science (Engineering Science) course, you must complete relevant, discipline-related work experience.

You will not be able to graduate until this work experience is completed and a report or portfolio is submitted and assessed as acceptable. More information on the requirements of the report and portfolio can be found on the Faculty website under the section on assessment.

Begin your practicum journey

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Registration

Visit the ‘Engineering Professional Practicum Program’ Workflow on CareerHub.

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Information pack

Gain access to the information pack which will assist you with your practicum journey.

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UWA Pre-placement Program

Complete the Pre-placement Program in LMS to prepare for your practicum.

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Resume upload

Use VMock to check your resume and upload your resume online.

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Apply for practicum

Search Internships in your CareerHub Marketplace and apply through your Internship opportunities for advertised placements. If you already have a self-sourced placement, ensure it is approved by the Placement Officer.

Confirmation of practicum

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Host-student meeting

Initiate a meeting with your potential host organisation to discuss your internship.

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Mid-term check-in

Complete a questionnaire on LMS so the Placement Officer can track your progress.

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End of Practicum Survey

Complete the 'Student End of Practicum Survey' immediately upon completion of your practicum and submit it to the EMS Student Office.

Science

The Science Work-Integrated-Learning program is open to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate UWA students. Successful applicants may earn academic credit towards their degree when completing a work placement or practicum, by enrolling in the units outlined below:

You will generally be eligible to undertake one of these Science units if you have space in your course to receive a six-point credit and have met the prerequisites required to undertake the unit (refer to the respective webpages). Eligibility is dependent on approval from your Faculty Advising Student Office.

Begin your journey

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Information session

Attend an information session. The dates for this can be found under the respective unit webpages: SCIE2205, SCIE2206 and SCIE5304.

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Apply for placement

Apply via email using your student email account with the email subject line: Application: Name, student number. Attach your completed Faculty Approval Form, cover letter, CV and letter of reference along with the email, before the deadline.

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Interview

Applications are shortlisted and eligible applicants are invited for interview. The interview experience includes a discussion about placement preferences.

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Placement matching

The Placement Officer seeks to match placements to students based on preferences.

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Host-Student meeting

Arrange a meeting with your potential host organisation to discuss your internship. This can be done in person or via email or phone.

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Pre-placement tasks

Upon confirmation of placement, you will have to complete a deed poll, agreement and UWA Pre-placement program on LMS.

Official enrolment into placement

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Assessment tasks

…. CONGRATULATIONS!

Make a difference in our communities

Are you committed to making a positive change in your community? Discover how you can with a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship.


The McCusker Centre for Citizenship is the first Centre of its kind in Australia, offering a unique program to UWA students.

The Centre offers an award winning, structured internship program with not for profit, community, business and government organisations locally, regionally and globally. Students, both undergraduate and postgraduate can gain academic credit on completion of their internship.

The focus of this unique internship program is civic responsibility; our students want to step forward and make a difference but often are unsure how to do this.

Find out more about our program and how to apply here:

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Research

You can find information about the award-winning McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program on our website, Facebook or Linkedin, attend an on-campus information session or email info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.

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Apply online

Complete the application form online. Students will be matched based on the quality of their application, communication skills, interests, experience and the opportunities available.

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Accept internship

Students will be notified of the outcome of their application via email.

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Pre-internship activities

Students are required to complete the online Pre-Placement module and attend compulsory in-house sessions - Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training session and Introduction to Active Citizenship induction session - before they start their internships.

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Start internship

Students meet with their supervisor at the host organisation to introduce themselves and discuss the specifics of their internship. The Centre will contact students in the first few weeks of their internship to see how it is going.

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Assessment requirements

Students must write three reflective journals, attend the compulsory on campus sessions and events and do a final presentation.

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Presentations

As part of the final assessment, students do a short presentation on their internship experience to other interns.

Congratulations, you are now a member of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Alumni!

Interested in hosting a student?

Partner with us to help develop future leaders of the world

Why take an intern?

  • Invest in the future generation by building capacity in young people.
  • Tap into WA’s brightest minds, who can bring their fresh perspective and new energy to your project.
  • Identify new talent and build connections with the next cohort of graduates.
  • Raise the profile of your organisation.

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