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Adviser (Internships)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$87,460 – $92,430 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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  • Working as part of a dedicated team to create purposeful opportunities for students.
  • Level 6, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis.
  • Base salary range: $87,460 – $92,430 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship (The Centre) was established in late 2015. The Centre is collaborating with students and the broader UWA community, not for profit and community organisations, industry, government and business to make a difference in our communities locally, nationally and globally.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers an award winning structured, quality internship program with not for profit, community and government organisations locally, regionally and globally. Since establishment, more than 3,000 internships have been undertaken contributing more than 300,000 hours of service to the community.

The Centre also offers students a selection of other programs for example, global exchange, global internships, mentoring and academic units focused on citizenship.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, work closely with the Industry Partnerships Manager and Centre Director to support the delivery of the internship program at the McCusker Centre for Citizenship.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent competency.
  • Experience in working closely with students, student systems and industry partners to deliver a quality program.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills with emphasis on attention to detail and ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines and deliver on specific outcomes.
  • Ability to critically analyse and problem solve to identify service improvements and efficiencies.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills in word processing, spreadsheets and project plans, databases, internet, email, and website development.
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work effectively in a team environment.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File P24 197 POSITION DESCRIPTION [Adviser (Internships)] - Position Number [322185] - Level [6] (1).pdf.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 18 April 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Barbara Goodwin on (08) 6488 1055 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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