Over four weeks in June and July 2018, I was fortunate enough to intern at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, through the Aurora Internship program.
This past winter I undertook an Aurora anthropology internship in my home town Canberra at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Coming in to the internship with AIDA as an undergraduate student without any professional workplace experience, I was unsure what to expect.
Throughout my Behavioural Science and Arts undergraduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, I have developed a passion and critical awareness of Indigenous Australian issues.
Over the winter holidays of 2018, I undertook a four week placement with the ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) through the Aurora Internship Program. This required that I find temporary accommodation in Canberra on the land of the Ngunnawal people, who are the traditional custodians.
Putting historical research into practice: My Aurora internship at AIATSIS