The Parliamentary Internship Program is designed primarily for tertiary students of politics, law and journalism.
The program is coordinated and administered by the Parliamentary Education Office. It is a cooperative arrangement between the Western Australian Parliament and the state universities through which students undertake the research of topics nominated by Members of Parliament.
Students assume the role of a research assistant under the guidance of a Member of Parliament. Further guidance and support throughout the internship is provided through the academic supervisor and the staff in the Parliamentary Education Office.
Each internship runs during Semester 2 and is organised to suit the different needs of each university.
Students are drawn from third year or higher and may be majoring in any discipline, although preference is given to the schools of politics, law and journalism.
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The Joint Civics Education Outreach Program is a collaborative development between the Parliament of Western Australia, the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia and the Western Australian Electoral Commission, which aims to enhance civics education for students in regional and remote areas of the State.
To book this free incursion for your school, please contact the Constitutional Centre on (08) 9222 6922.
For further information about the activities in this program, contact the Parliamentary Education Office on (08) 9222 7829 or (08) 9222 7259.
Can be obtained from the Parliamentary Education Office who can assist you with information about your members of Parliament and any other information not readily available on this website.
Brochures about your Parliament are available on request.