Reflections

Emma Fitch

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2013

Over the 2012/2013 summer – autumn period I undertook a twelve-week part-time Aurora legal internship as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program,, where I was fortunate to receive my first preference with the Australian Capital Territory Corrective Services (ACTCS).

Caitlin Galpin

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2015

Based in Canberra and owned and operated by Indigenous Australians, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through the provision of accredited courses in Indigenous Leadership and Business (Governance).

Olivia Kelly

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2012

I was fortunate to spend 5 weeks over the winter break working at the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) in Canberra. Slightly miffed that this also meant I could not escape a very cold Canberra winter, I began nonetheless with an open mind and excitement!

Stephanie Schweiger

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2014

American cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead once wrote to 'never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' The small team lead by Rachelle Towart at the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) is that ex

Tim Graney

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2012

There comes a time in many a student’s journey where life simply seems to revolve around what is important for them as an individual.

Emily Taylor

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2015

Approaching community development projects as an educated privileged white person can be awkward, and in some cases, highly insensitive. When you choose to work in communities with a background in systemic poverty, post-colonial trauma and discrimination, you are often the elephant in the room.

Liesje Barratt

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2016

As a student of International Development at ACU I have learnt a lot about the inequality and injustice affecting people in developing countries.

Wendy Somerville

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2013

The Ngunnawal Centre at University of Canberra provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and it was through those offices that I heard about the Aurora Native Title Internship Program.

Alison Ross

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2013

Canberra, Government, Politics. Three words that go together automatically for most Australians. When I think of Canberra the connotations are much more specific to my personal experience. Indigenous issues, native title, policy, research.

Ana Maria Parada Rodrigues

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2016

The Aurora Internship Program is an exceptional program designed to support law, anthropology and social science students and graduates to undertake work experience with key organisations in the area of native title and the broader Indiegbnous sector.