Summer Graduate Internship Program

October 22, 2018 | Category =
Albany Windfarm

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is currently calling for applications for the Public Service Commission Graduate Internship program. One of the projects is based in the Great Southern and is focused on assisting with the development of the Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan.

The Public sector internship program is an initiative to provide high-calibre university students with practical on-the-job training opportunities within the sector. The program allows students to complete a work-based project within a public sector agency and apply the knowledge and skills developed through their studies in a professional capacity. Participating university students also have the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain academic credits towards their studies.

The intern will assist with the preparation of a “Trails Background Research Report” to support the development of the Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan.

Objective: To develop a sound understanding of the current trail network in the region and identify any gaps in infrastructure needs.

Key Tasks: Undertake an inventory of current and planned trails in the region. The inventory will identify the land tenure, responsible organisation, resources/funding, maintenance schedule, history of use, general condition, competing land uses of the trails identified, and existing master planning and/or planning policy.

This project could be completed during summer break in 2018/2019, or semester 1 of 2019, with flexibility of days and hours to fit around the student’s schedule.  It is anticipated that this project may take three months to complete.

If you have any specific questions in relation to the project, please contact Kelly Waterhouse on (08) 9892 0157 or Chris Thompson on (08) 9892 0100.

Required skills and knowledge
We are looking for an Intern who is working towards a tertiary qualification in Environmental science, biology/ecology, planning, geography or geosciences, with good report writing and analytical skills.  Knowledge of GIS would be beneficial but is not essential.

This role is based at our Great Southern office in Albany.

Application instructions
If this internship opportunity interests you, please submit:

  • a cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining why you would like to undertake this project, how it aligns with your course of study and how your skills, knowledge and previous experience will assist you to complete the project; and
  • a copy of your CV.

Agencies and students interested in participating in the program should first refer to the program guidelines for more information.


Outdoor Recreation Employment and Training Pathways

August 14, 2018 | Category =
gscore training

GSCORE was very excited to participate in the inaugural Denmark Employment, Education, and Training Expo on the 9th August 2018. The Expo provided an opportunity for students from the Denmark High School and Denmark Agricultural College to learn more about training and employment opportunities in the region.

Julia Scriven, GSCORE’s Training and Development Officer was on hand to talk about training pathways in outdoor recreation. She also spoke about her own work history, how she got involved in outdoor education, and why it is important to get more kids outdoors more often.

Julia outdoor employment
Julia Scriven talk to students about jobs in the great outdoors

“Outdoor education is an important part of the curriculum. It develops a lifelong interest and passion for the environment and encourages healthy, active lifestyles,” she said.

“There are also some wonderful careers in the outdoors for students who have a particular passion for recreation activities. These include opportunities in tourism, sports development and coaching, outdoor education, and even mental health and community development.”

GSCORE is currently working on an outdoor training and employment pathway project. Contact us to find out more.

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