SVLG3003 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth)
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 elective
- The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers structured, quality internships with not-for-profit, community and government organisations locally, regionally, and globally. Undergraduate students gain insight and experience in areas such as social justice, community development, environmental conservation, the provision of care, human rights, advocacy, community capacity building and activism. Internships involve 100 hours of work, and students' applied experience is supplemented with classes and assessments that contextualise and prompt critical reflection about civic engagement, delivering a broad and rich educational experience.
- Students are able to (1) engage in work in a community context; (2) demonstrate understanding of their professional responsibility to use their knowledge and skills to make a difference in their organisation; (3) discuss how their internship supported their learning about social challenges in the community and their capacity to make a difference; and (4) evaluate opportunities for exchange between the organisation stakeholders and the student, and the benefits gained by both through the internship.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional conduct, assessed through class attendance, completion of communicative and administrative requirements for the unit, and an evaluation from the organisational supervisor; (2) journal reflection; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Helena Kadmos
- Unit rules
- Incidental fees
- Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):Some internships may require students to pay for a police check or working with children check. (estimated cost - $11-$55).
- Contact hours
- internship experience: approximately 100 hours; McCusker Centre attendance: approximately 8 hours
- McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internships are awarded through a competitive application process. Submit an application by the published deadline for the desired semester at https://www.mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.